Questions tagged [anglais]

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Convey 'is raised' in mathematical context

The degree of the equation is the power to which the highest derivative is raised. Deepl conveys this as Le degré de l'équation est la puissance à laquelle la dérivée la plus élevée est élevée. To ...
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Why is there this Intrusive /h/ in English accent? [migrated]

This is more of an English accent particularity. I noticed in the way young persons are speaking these days, a thing that I find really annoying, a bit like the frying. The intrusive /h/ in lots of ...
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Le « election denialism » : est-ce une forme de « dénialisme » ?

Le titre d'une manchette contenait le terme « election denialism ». Le denialism c'est la « [...] practice of rejecting propositions which are strongly supported by scientific or historical evidence, ...
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Le « standing/stand-up desk » et le « sit-stand/sit to stand/«sit/stand»/sit n' stand/riser/rise up/adjustable height desk » ?

A standing desk or stand-up desk is a desk conceived for writing, reading or drawing while standing up or while sitting on a high stool. (Standing desk, Wikipédia) ...qui a été conçu pour écrire, ...
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Rhyme in French à la sit and shit in 'They're all sitting because they're shitting their breeches'

The other day I was talking with friends some about a live performance of Led Zeppelin from 1969. A friend mentioned how inactive was the audience in front of a revolutionary performance. I said: ...
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Précisions sur le « Second Gentleman of the United States » ?

L'article Wikipédia Second Lady of the United States indique : Second Spouse of the United States (SSOTUS), also known as Second Lady of the United States (SLOTUS), or Second Gentleman of the United ...
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Conveying '…and then some' as in 'biggest thing ever, and then some'

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: https://sites.google.com/site/h2g2theguide/Index/i/538246 ["Defining" infinity:] Bigger than the biggest thing ever and then some. Plus grand que ...
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Spring forward, fall back

Aujourd'hui au Canada on a mis à jour les horloges. Afin de se rappeler lequel est le bon sens, on a recours à une expression fréquente : « Spring forward, fall back. » En printemps on va en avant ...
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La forme particulière que la protéine doit prendre et que l'on nomme aussi « fold » ?

However, only knowing this sequence tells us little about what the protein does and how it does it. In order to carry out their function (e.g. as enzymes or antibodies), they must take on a particular ...
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Pourquoi dit-on “interprète” et pas “interpréteur ” (computing) ?

Ce type d'outil est désigné en anglais par le terme « interpreter ». Souvent, alors que les auteurs du premier livre d'enseignement en français sur la théorie des programmes, ont proposé « interprète »...
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Conveying 'on steroids'

What is IPython? This sounds like software produced by Apple®, but it is in fact a Python interpreter on steroids. Qu'est-ce que IPython ? Cela ressemble à un logiciel produit par Apple®, mais il s'...
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Traduction de “passer mes examens”

passer = to pass (a location) then why does: passer mes examens = to sit/take/do my tests see https://www.linguee.com/french-english/translation/passer+mes+examens.html
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French present continuous vs English present continuous

If I said "they hide in the garden" it would indicate that it they always hide in the garden and if I said "they are hiding in the garden" it would mean they are doing that now. ...
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Conveying 'no bullshit'

How would be conveyed in French 'no bullshit' in a title of a document/book as for example: https://minireference.com/ No bullshit guide to learn Mathematics I am thinking about Apprendre les maths ...
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Les segments d'entrevues qui ont été « songifiés », « où on a fait un “songify” » ?

Je dis à quelqu'un que je lui montre deux vidéos (1 2) et elle me demande ce que c'est et je lui explique que ce sont des segments d'entrevues qui ont été « songify »-iés (je dis songifiés, ou « un ...
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Convey the word 'field' (implying all the participants in a contest or sport)

Every March, 68 college basketball teams are invited to compete in the NCAA tournament to determine a national champion. First, 8 teams participate in 4 “play in” games to reduce the field to 64. In ...
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Conveying “in a nutshell”

How can one convey the idiom 'in a nutshell' (i.e. very briefly, giving only the main points) as "What went wrong?" "In a nutshell, everything." We can say 'en un mot' but I am ...
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Sens du mot “patron” pour désigner client régulier (comme en anglais)

En anglais une signification du mot patron est a customer of a shop, restaurant, etc., especially a regular one. E.g. This car park is for patrons only. Cette signification, je crois, n'existe pas ...
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What's the difference between “j'ai un rêve / j'ai eu un rêve” and “je fais un rêve / j'ai fait un rêve” ?

The actual thing I wonder, what's the deal with "fait?" I looked at translate but I don't think it's mean "made". If it is, then "j'ai fait un rêve" must be "I have ...
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Conveying “learn/know enough (sth) to be dangerous”

This is something that it has puzzled me for some time. I'm feeling that a word-by-word translation would not work in French. How can one convey colloquially in French: Learn (or know) Enough to Be ...
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Comment traduire les groupes prépositionnels au singulier de l'anglais au français?

Contexte Nous avons un programme qui s'appelle, en anglais, « Student Ambassador Program ». J'ai demandé à ma supérieure anglophone si le terme anglais correct n'était pas « Student Ambassadors ...
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French expression for “uncorrected proof”

Uncorrected proofs are Articles in Press that have been copy-edited and formatted, but have not been finalized yet. They still need to be proof-read and corrected by the author(s) and the text could ...
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Emploi du “en temps voulu”

I have three questions for the locution "en temps voulu". Can one use it colloquially? Can it convey, as found here: https://www.linguee.fr/francais-anglais/traduction/en+temps+voulu.html, ...
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De la lourdeur du français [closed]

Je cherche une explication à ce sentiment de lourdeur chaque fois que je recommence à m'exprimer en français. C'est ma langue maternelle, je pense en avoir une bonne maîtrise (et c'est peut-être un ...
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Conveying “Give me a fish and I’ll eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I’ll eat for a lifetime.”

Is there a French equivalent of "Give me a fish and I’ll eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I’ll eat for a lifetime." ? I've seen one-to-one renderings but I'm wondering if it exists a ...
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Traduction de l'adage « Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. »

L'adage de langue anglaise « Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. » trouve dans Linguee les formulations françaises suivantes, qui sont les formes les plus fidèles. La beauté naît dans l’œil de ...
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Utilisation du mot “fatalité” pour designer mort (comme le mot anglais “fatality”)

One of definitions of "fatality" is: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatality ; https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/fatality a death caused by an accident or by ...
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French equivalent of the adjective “astringent”

I'm looking for the French equivalent of the adjective "astringent" in this precise sense: Causing a dry or puckering mouthfeel; characteristic of foods with high tannin content, such as ...
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Is there a French equivalent of “on a Kick”?

One of the lesser used English definitions of kick is 5c: pursuit of an absorbing or obsessive new interest —usually used with on1 Is there a French equivalent? My French is super rusty, and I did ...
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How to say “thank you for this awesome/amazing video” in French and sound like a native?

I just watched a video on Youtube by this guy: Antoine BM. I watch him because he helps me with my learning French. I want to comment on one of his newest videos. What can I say? génial video très ...
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Lettre officielle. Abréviations et structure

I read a text in French related to honorary consular. First of all, it states Consuls honoraires-C0.0. and COA. What is meant with C0.0. and COA ? Are these abbreviations? Secondly, before the main ...
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Comment peut-on traduire “must've been” ?

Par exemple, en anglais, quand je ne sais pas exactement la quantité, la taille, la force, etc. de quelque chose, parfois, je pourrais dire "must've past participle". Voici des exemples: He ...
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Conveying “guinea pig”

Entre cochon d'Inde et cobaye, lequel sera plus facilement compris pour rendre guinea pig (c-à-d sujet volontaire ou non d’expériences) ? Peut-on employer couramment guinea pig en français (avec ce ...
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Conveying “let's agree to disagree”

What are some common ways to convey in French: "Let's agree to disagree"? Is Disons qu'on est pas d'accord idiomatic?
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Conveying “on board” (involved in a project or organization or working for a company)

The idiom "on board" may be used to imply involvement in a project or organization, or working for a company. E.g. Welcome to the team. It’s great/nice/good to have you on board. What are ...
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Usage of “Il ne sert à rien de pleurer sur le lait renversé”

Cherchant à rendre en français le proverbe anglais : It's no use crying over spilled milk said to emphasize that it is not useful feeling sorry about something that has already happened. j'ai trouvé ...
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Conveying “to be in someone's good books”

The idiom "to be in someone's good books" means (informally) to be in a state in which one is liked or are treated nicely by someone. For example: He's trying to get back in his boss's good ...
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Conveying “off your rocker” (slang for silly, crazy)

If you say (informally) that someone is off their rocker, you mean that that person is crazy, silly, etc.. E.g. You're off your rocker if you think I'm going to climb that mountain. How can one ...
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How to convey “to teach someone the ropes”

The idiom to teach someone the ropes means to teach someone how to do something, especially a job. E.g. "Jack has been here for years – he’ll show you the ropes." Trying to convey the ...
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Usage de “l’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt”

Searching how to convey in French the meaning of the English idiom the early bird catches the worm I found l'avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt. E.g. The admissions in this college get filled ...
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“Gosh” and “bon sang”

Gosh, I didn't expect to see you here! Gosh is used (an exclamation in this context) to express (informally) surprise or strength of feeling. [Gosh can be also used as a euphemism for ‘God’. E.g. &...
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Mis à part vs. apart from

My question is the following: can mis à part be used both for expressing "inclusion" and "exclusion" as is the case with the english apart from. What I mean is that in English it ...
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Conveying “out of the blue” (completely unexpected)

If something happens out of the blue, it is completely unexpected; e.g. I hadn’t heard from Georges for years; then I got a letter out of the blue. Google Translate gives Je n'avais pas entendu ...
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Conveying “Go bust”

The idiom "go bust" (informal) means to spend or lose all of one's money; to go broke. If a company goes bust, it goes bankrupt. Linguee gives faire faillite as translation but it sounds to ...
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“Greener pastures” and “pâturages plus verts”

He worked there for two years before leaving for greener pastures. He decided it was time to move on to greener pastures. "Greener pastures" is an idiom meaning a new better, more ...
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“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine” — Alan Turing, into French

J'essaye de traduire cette citation d'Alan Turing tout en gardant le format de "quote" : "Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can ...
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“entre le marteau et l'enclume”

Pour traduire : It's difficult to see how to get out of this situation because we're between a rock and a hard place. j'ai dis : Il est difficile de voir comment sortir de cette situation car οn ...
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Conveying “bigger than life”

The other day I was talking about Freddie Mercury. I wanted to convey: Having an outrageously flamboyant stage persona he was a larger-than-life artist. I said Ayant un personnage de scène ...
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Usage of 'rota' (scheduling planning tasks and responsibilities)

Rota: a list of things that have to be done and of the people who will do them; : a fixed order of rotation (as of persons or duties). Companies would be expected to shift their rotas so that offices ...
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Usage of budget speaking about time

Can we use budget/budgétiser in colloquial French speaking about time? Time budget for Part 1: Approximately 5 minutes Budget de temps pour la première partie : environ 5 minutes or How to budget ...

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