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Comment rend-on la phrase anglaise

I want to be able to give it away.

en français ? La phrase suivante est-elle correcte ?

Je veux pouvoir le donner.

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    Welcome to FSE. Your question needs editing. As it stands, it is not very clear what is your problem and it risks to be closed.
    – Dimitris
    Jun 8, 2020 at 20:19
  • Give away may have several translations: deepl.com/fr/translator#en/fr/give%20away. Can you be more specific giving some context?
    – Dimitris
    Jun 8, 2020 at 20:22
  • I did some editing myself. I hope it is ok for you.
    – Dimitris
    Jun 8, 2020 at 20:27
  • Hello J.J and welcome to FSE. Can you please provide us with some more context for this question? The English expression "to give something away" can have different meanings and it would be nice to understand what you are trying to say here.
    – Reyedy
    Jun 10, 2020 at 13:16

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Je voudrais en faire un don

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Je voudrais le donner [à quelqu’un]

Le “to be able to” appelle vraisemblablement le conditionnel, dans une forme plus recherchée que “pouvoir le donner” qui ne se rencontre pas en français, et sent très fort la traduction mot à mot :)

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  • Merci. As for further clarification. If I am the head of a pharma company and my company discovers the vaccine for Covid. I want to be able to give it away without charging the poor. Of course, I may not be able to do so if my shareholders are hearltess and greedy.
    – J.J.
    Jun 12, 2020 at 7:29
  • So, the real translation would probably be more shomething like « Je voudrais en faire don [à l’humanité] », ou « Je voudrais pouvoir l’offrir », which implies a totally free to use meaning. Jun 12, 2020 at 7:45
  • Merci encoure Gaétan
    – J.J.
    Jun 12, 2020 at 10:46
  • @J.J. If this answer is ok with you, you should select it.
    – Dimitris
    Jul 3, 2020 at 13:36

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