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Both "aware" and "conscious" can be translated as "conscience" in French, but "conscious" and "aware" have different meanings (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09602010500484581).

If we consider that "conscience" is the French equivalent of "conscious" or "consciousness", what could be a (near) exact translation of "aware"/"awareness"?

EDIT (after having seen user @Dimitris comment and answer):

The article I pointed out highlights the differences in English between "conscious" and "aware" (mind/spirit/mental-state wise) which are often used interchangeably. The author describes awareness as a subset of consciousness, and "aware" doesn't seem to have a proper nuanced equivalent in French. As a native French speaker, the only translation I could think about is awake = éveillé. But I am not sure if it is correct.

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    I think that the difference between conscious and aware is much fuzzier in English than the author of your article believes. This webpage describes consciousness as a subset of awareness, and not the other way around. Jan 7, 2023 at 15:11
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    I can't imagine a single example where either "aware "or "conscious" (both adjectives) would be translated as conscience (a noun). If you use words without context, an adjective will remain an adjective and a noun a noun. Instead of pointing to an article explaining the difference between two English words, if you have difficulty finding the right word in French, maybe you could use both words in a sentence and suggest a translation.
    – None
    May 5, 2023 at 14:38

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Have you seen sensibiliser/sensibilisation?

https://www.linguee.fr/anglais-francais/traduction/awareness.html

Quite often the translation of French (English) words/idioms to English (French) counterparts depends upon the context.

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https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/anglais-francais/aware/563967

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  • Sorry for the lack of context. The article I pointed out highlights the differences in English between "conscious" and "aware" (mind/spirit/mental-state wise) which are often used interchangeably. The author describes awareness as a subset of consciousness, and "aware" doesn't seem to have a proper nuanced equivalent in French. As a native French speaker, the only translation I could think about is awake = éveillé. But I am not sure if it is correct.
    – Lawris
    Dec 6, 2022 at 13:41
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    @Lawris No reason to apologize. As I said to my comment: 'Welcome to FSE'. After having asked 800 (!) questions I comfirm that you did the right choice to post your question here:-)!
    – Dimitris
    Dec 6, 2022 at 13:54
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    Thank you for the warm welcome! :-)
    – Lawris
    Dec 6, 2022 at 14:27

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