Questions tagged [anglais]

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“Springboard” figurative use equivalent in French?

En anglais on peut dire : He saw the governor's office as a springboard to a national career. Où springboard signifie starting point. Peut-on employer tremplin pour la traduction de cette phrase ...
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Le « heat pipe » reliant le processeur à un échangeur thermique ?

En ce qui a trait à l'aménagement interne d'un ordinateur portable : We've got a single heat pipe running from the CPU over to a small heat exchanger that exhausts here at the back of the unit. ...
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“Faire le buzz” / “faire du buzz”

Les expressions « faire le buzz / faire du buzz » sont-elles assez répandues en dehors des mondes technologique internet, entreprise, marketing, etc. ? Comment doit-on prononcer buzz afin d'être bien ...
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Ways to express “The reader may wish to…” / “The reader may want to…”

As an application the reader may wish to prove... (see for instance here) The reader may want to show that for our example... What are some standard ways (if it is a common practice as in English)...
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How is the idea of “X comes a distant third” commonly expressed in French?

We were having a conversation in German. Citing, one by one, three reasons why I think my friend has been hired for a job, I said jokingly: Die Antwort ist denkbar einfach. Erstens X. Zweitens Y. ...
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Contexte et orthographe du mot « feedback »

Il me semble que le mot « feedback » est assez répandu dans le monde académique, le monde industriel, et celui des entreprises et du commerce. Peut-on l'utiliser en dehors de ces contextes ? Le mot « ...
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Comment correctement traduire “s'intéresser à” ? [closed]

J'aimerais traduire en anglais : Notre équipe s'intéresse à ces modèles-ci. S'intéresser à, peut générallement se traduire par : Care about (sth): he is a shallow person who cares only about ...
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Similar words in English and in French, and counterexamples

Recently, I've been learning French language and I've noticed that many words in English have similar words in French, for example the word “example” in English and the word “exemple” in French. If I ...
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Le « tin tie coffee bag » ?

Comment nomme-t-on ou décrit-on un « tin tie coffee bag » ? On utilise souvent ce genre de sac que ce soit de papier ou en plastique pour le vente de café moulu ou en grains. On a parfois des ...
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“Show/prove otherwise” en français

J'essaie d'exprimer l'idée de « prove otherwise » dans la phrase suivante L'horreur de la situation mondiale 'proves otherwise' Je pense qu'il faut utiliser « prouve le contraire ». Cet usage est-...
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Learning French from English or Spanish

As a native English speaker, I learned Spanish using both classroom study and in-country learning. I am fluent in Spanish, but don't have the same vocabulary as in English, however, I probably have a ...
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Traduction de core dans un contexte particulier

Je participe à la traduction d'un site anlgais et plus généralement à la passation de connaissances de la communauté anglophone à la communauté français sur le sommeil polyphasique et je bloque sur l'...
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Does “comme on était à New York” mean “since” or “as though”?

Quote: — Je sais que tu pars souvent avec lui, mais dis-moi franchement, êtes-vous allés chez le même coiffeur ? — As-tu l’intention de me faire un interrogatoire ? Car si c’est le cas, je ...
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“It will become the talk of Paris” - translation into French

"This innovative Canadian TV comedy will soon become the talk of Paris once again." I'd like to know, when a certain TV star or program, or a scandalous politician or company is expected to become ...
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“Handle/treat someone/something with kids gloves”: translation variants and phrasing?

I'm looking at the translations for the idiom handle/treat (someone) with kids gloves and I can see manipuler avec des gants de soie, prendre des gants (Wiktionary) and prendre des gants avec quelqu'...
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At the eleventh hour

What are some colloquial ways to say "at the eleventh hour" (the last moment or almost too late, see, e.g., https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/eleventh-hour)? One way should obviously ...
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“You've got another thing coming” - translation into French

"If you think we're gonna get married just to please you, you've got another thing  coming. (I have my own career to think about, too.)" I'd like to know, when you think someone is probably ...
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What is currently the most annoying anglicism? [closed]

Enough is enough! The Committee of Public Safety is in session. Bills of indictment have been drawn up. Swift and fair justice is to be meted out against the most egregious and repulsive anglicisms ...
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Comment se fait-il que les Français sachent prononcer [ŋ]?

Le son [ŋ] n'existe en français que dans les mots d'origine étrangère, surtout anglaise. Cependant, les Français le prononcent « correctement », c'est-à-dire presque exactement comme les anglophones. ...
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“Terrible” in French vs in English

I've often heard French people, when speaking English, say something is or was "terrible" in a confusing context. For example, the context is often where one would expect them to be giving praise, and ...
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« C'est simplement outrageant » : un faux « faux-ami » en contexte ?

"It's just outrageous, there's no other word to describe it," said John English, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Trudeau. "It's a tragedy that this has happened, and I think the explanation is ...
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« This », l'interjection en argot d'internet ?

— At this point, a great ending would have been to have Bran get up and walk. Might as well. [Rendu là, un bonne fin aurait été de de voir Bran se lever et marcher. Tant qu'à faire.] — ...
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Comment traduire « I know, right » ?

Ça veut dire qu’on est vachement d’accord avec ce qu’a dit l’autre personne. ex. That new horror movie is so damn good. I know, right? J’ai vu utiliser « T’as vu ! » Est-ce que ça serait ...
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Traduction du « literally » argotique ?

Bon, en anglais on dit SUPER souvent « literally » pour souligner quelque chose. Par exemple : « I literally can’t stand you. » « Literally stop! » « Did you literally eat six burgers? » « Are ...
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« Those aren't just home runs, those are moon shots » ?

Those aren't just home runs, those are moon shots... [ sur Youtube ] On parle d'un coup de circuit (au baseball) ayant une très haute trajectoire résultant en une très longue distance, et où la balle ...
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How does one say “cream of the crop” in French?

Would it be “crème de la crème” (which might be a close French equivalent)? Or is there a separate expression? Someone was asking a question on the English language site, what is meant by “cream of ...
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Is there anything like “little old X” for describing something?

So in English you might hear people say something like “Oh, I went to this little old shop the other day!” or “He bought me this little old book about space!” when they’re talking about something nice ...
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Why French dicts do not contain the distinct pronunciations of words in Canada and France (as UK and US pronunciations in English dicts)?

English is pronounced differently in each country where it is spoken. The two most popular accents are the ones from UK and US. The most widely taught UK English accent is called Received ...
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What are the possible meanings of “quand même”?

Many times per day I hear the phrase “quand même”. I have looked it up and I know there are several possible translations, such as “even so”, “all the same”, “anyway”. What are other possible ...
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Translation of “mind you” in French

His advice wasn't very helpful. I'm not criticizing him, mind you. The fact remains, mind you, that the second album, The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other, is far superior. How can we ...
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Comment traduire « chip on the shoulder » ?

Existe-t-il une expression en français équivalente à « chip on the shoulder » qui désigne l'attitude d'une personne aigrie qui s’énerve facilement.
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How to translate “By the way”? — Comment traduire « By the way » ?

I want to translate a sentence that says something like “By the way, did you remember to get…?” So far I've seen two options: au fait and à propos. Which one would be more appropriate for an informal ...
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Trail Running translation

I've seen the term "trail running" translated as "course à pied" and "course de sentir". I appreciate one may be grammatically correct and the other a colloquialism, or something similar. As far as I ...
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La « crosse amovible de mitraillage/tir par rafales » : emploi et autres propositions ?

Je lisais qu'un an après la tuerie de la Saint-Valentin à Parkland en Floride (États-Unis) on avait réussi à faire étendre « en décembre l'interdiction des bump stocks à l'ensemble des États-Unis » ...
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Comment traduire « (the) vulnerable world hypothesis » ?

Let us introduce the hypothesis that the urn of creativity contains at least one black ball. We can refer to this as the ​vulnerable world hypothesis​. Intuitively, the hypothesis is that there is ...
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How can the noun “moyen” be used to denote the meaning “they still don't stop complaining”?

Our French prof at our university assigned us about 30 questions aimed at brushing up on our speaking skills, and one of the questions completely escapes me. So basically, we need to create a natural ...
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Quel est l'équivalent de « peer » en français?

Je travaille en informatique et nous utilisons souvent le terme anglais « peer ». Par exemple, « each peer communicates its information through the channel ». Quelle serait la traduction exacte en ...
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Comment exprimer le « data center » ?

J'écris un texte, un rapport, une thèse, un mémoire, un document d'information, une marche à suivre, une explication, un article, une publicité, un roman, de la poésie, une définition, un curriculum ...
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Translation(s) of “out of town”?

There seem to be several ways in French to translate out of town, but which captures the general idea of just being away, not necessarily in the countryside (à la campagne), or in another town (dans ...
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It isn’t that you must stop now

Il faut que vous vous arrêtiez maintenant. means “You must stop now.” , while Il ne faut pas que vous vous arrêtiez maintenant. means “You must not stop now.”; how can one say It isn’t that ...
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How to translate “Legs curl” in French?

I'm a work-out/gym/musculation athlete and I must speak about this exercize, but I have to use only French words. How could I translate "legs curl" in French?
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French for 'It must be my imagination'?

It looks like there are a lot less cars on the streets than usual, don't you think? No? Really? It must be my imagination, then. What is the usual French way for saying 'It must be my imagination' in ...
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Enjoy a wide range of applications

Comment peut-on traduire Enjoy a wide range of applications ? Par example Continuum mechanics enjoys a wide range of applications. La mécanique des milieux continus bénéficie d'un grand ...
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How to translate “the white accessories tray”?

In the context of packaging, it's a foam insert inside a cardboard box to put some accessories (so it's the tray that's white, not the accessories :-)): My best guess so far is "la mousse d’emballage ...
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Comment rendre “naysayers” ?

Quel mot/expression rend mieux en français le sens de "naysayers" comme décrit ci-dessous : https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=naysayer One who frequently engages in excessive ...
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How do you say “I see what you did there”?

How do you express "I see what you did there", which is used "to point out that another person's joke [or witty remark] has been understood, either to praise its cleverness or to clearly communicate a ...
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How is 'you'll never miss something' said in french?

Oh by the way, I'll bet you know that there exist paths around here that can only be trekked on foot. They can easily be recognized from the traces in the vicinity that were left by animals. You'll ...
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« Offspring » en français

Tom's sister came over on Saturday with all her offspring. Quel mot ou expression interprète le mot « offspring » dans le sens de [humorous or formal] a person's children: Tom's sister came ...
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Natural French phrases for 'the self-destructive streak in me'?

How do French people usually describe the notion 'the self-destructive streak in me' as below? I just can't seem to get out of this vicious circle of constantly and consciously making bad decisions ...
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How do you say “I hear you”?

How do you say "I hear you" meaning "to sympathize with; to understand the feelings or opinion of" (Wiktionary; see also tFD, Macmillan, ELU, Urban). Do you need a (preposition and a) pronoun, some ...