What would be an equivalent of the participle "processing" to signify action, in the sense that something is in the progress?

The shorter the better for my case. But all answers are welcome.

  • What is something in your question? A bit more info on the context would help. – Alexandre Vaillancourt Jan 31 '14 at 17:55
  • @AlexandreVaillancourt, it is related to web pages. Some dynamic elements will be clicked (like forms, file uploads, etc) and somewhere there will be an indicator stating so, but preferably it should be short, but clear. – i-- Jan 31 '14 at 18:00
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    IMHO Traitement en cours is the best equivalent in your situation. Unfortunately it's not that short. (Literally: Currently processing. Writing only Traitement would be quite awkward and reflect a bad translation.) – Alexandre Vaillancourt Jan 31 '14 at 18:16
  • +1 to both answerers - thank you. I will refrain from accepting, at least for the moment. – i-- Jan 31 '14 at 19:57

I would say "En cours".

le procès est en cours

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    +1 “En cours” could work but “procès” usually means “trial” and would only rarely be used for “process” (I think you might find a few examples but it sounds incredibly pedantic and old-fashioned, certainly not something you could put in a web application). – Relaxed Jan 31 '14 at 18:26
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    "En cours" on its own doesn't mean anything, and I would really find it weird for a translation of "Processing". Arrête de me texter!! Je suis en cours. – Alexandre Vaillancourt Jan 31 '14 at 18:30
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    @Alexandre in this case ("Je suis en cours") "en cours" is a place (at school in a classroom) – goto Feb 3 '14 at 16:09
  • Yes; this was only to illustrate that stating simply "En cours" didn't make sense. – Alexandre Vaillancourt Feb 3 '14 at 16:16
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    I think it really depends on the context and the presentation. I agree with @goto about "je suis en cours", it definitely imply that "I'm in the classroom". When it comes to presentation, for example if we have a table of content with different properties of some tasks, you could have columns for "Titre", "Durée" and "Status". The possible values for Status could be "En attente", "En cours" and "Terminé". – Mabedan Feb 3 '14 at 16:53

I would translate by En traitement or Traitement en cours.

Your request is being processed.

Nous traitons votre requête.


Une traduction pas littérale pourrait être: Veuillez patienter.



Chargement en cours

Nous traitons votre demande

  • Which translate to "Loading...", "Now loading" or "Currently loading" and "We're processing your request". – Alexandre Vaillancourt Feb 3 '14 at 14:26

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