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Questions tagged [anglais]

La question fait référence à un mot, une expression, un texte en anglais ou à la langue anglaise directement.

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Traduire « NSFW »

Éternel pourvoyeur de néologismes casse-tête à traduire, Internet a rendu l'usage de "NSFW" (Not safe for work) absolument standard, y compris dans des communications quasi-formelles. Existe-t-il un ...
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Are there any good online resources for English/French parallel reading?

I am (re-)learning French and would like to grow my vocabulary and contextual grammar by reading the same texts in parallel. I know there is a couple of books that do English and French stories side ...
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Traduire « the other side of the coin »?

A literal, simplistic translation, would be l'autre coté du coin. But my experience with idioms is that this is likely to be wrong, because most of them DON'T translate word for word from one ...
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Traduire « to shrug »

Le verbe anglais shrug ne semble pas avoir un équivalent français. Ainsi, que dit-on quand on veut porter la connotation du mot anglais shrug, en français? En particulier, je voudrais savoir comment ...
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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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Pourquoi « comment vous appelez-vous », et pas « quel est votre nom » comme en anglais ?

We know that when French people want to know someone's name, ask “Comment vous appelez-vous ?”. However this literally means “How do you call yourself?”. Why they don't use something like “quel est ...
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Comment traduire « a cute animal » ?

Je voulais suggérer une traduction pour le commentaire de Borror0 pour « a cute animal », mais je dois bien dire qu'aucun mot adéquat ne me vient à l'esprit. Pourtant, ce ne sont pas les possibilités ...
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Comment traduire « curiosity killed the cat » ?

Je ne connais pas d'équivalent en français. Excepté « la curiosité est un vilain défaut ».
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How do you say “How are you”?

In English it is polite to ask How are you? What's up? How do you do? after a greeting. The answer of course is always something like Thanks, I'm fine. Not much Complaints about personal ...
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What's the French equivalent for “stick out like a sore thumb”?

In English, if something is egregiously out of place, it can be said that it is “sticking out like a sore thumb”. Example: I was so bad at playing football and they were all professionals; I stuck ...
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Comment traduire « freak » ?

Le dictionnaire donne « monstre » et « phénomène » pour la traduction mais je trouve ces termes excessifs dans la phrase « You're such a freak ». En français, on dit parfois « tu es un cas » mais je ...
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Comment traduire « on-topic » ?

Il me semble avoir vu une traduction en français de l'expression anglaise « on-topic » pour décrire des questions qui sont appropriées pour le site, mais maintenant je ne peux pas le trouver. Donc ...
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How can one say “good morning” in French?

I've usually been told just to say “bonjour” in French when in English one would want to emphasize that it is early and you are greeting them in the morning, and would therefore say “good morning”. ...
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Comment traduire « general reference question » ?

Comment appeler une question dont la réponse se trouve facilement dans un ouvrage de référence tel qu'un dictionnaire ou une encyclopédie ? En anglais, on parle facilement de general reference ...
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Comparing things (eg. as good as)

How do you compare things in French? For example: That sandwich was not as good as the last one I had here. (at a restaurant) The bus was not as fast as it normally is, so I got home late.
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Comment traduire « to go for a drink » ?

Dans les phrases anglaises suivantes : Would you like to go for a drink? Shall we go for a drink? Comment peut-on exprimer « to go for a drink » en français ? J'ai vu des expressions comme : ...
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Comment traduire « worldly » ?

Dans la phrase anglaise suivante : Since I couldn’t join my friends in their worldly activities, I asked them to attend church with me. comment peut-on exprimer wordly en français : mondain (au ...
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Comment traduire « to read about » en français ?

Comment traduiriez-vous la phrase suivante : We read about Austria in the next chapter. « Nous lisons au sujet de l'Autriche » est particulièrement hideux. Quelles suggestions proposez-vous pour ...
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How does one “toast someone” in French?

In English, there is a very specific meaning of the word "toast"; when used as a transitive verb, it means that you raise glasses in celebration of someone or something, eg.: Let's toast the winner ...
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What is an equivalent idiom in French for the English expression “not over until the fat lady sings”?

A common expression in English is, “it's not over until the fat lady sings”. This idiom carries a meaning which is hard to express in French - it basically means that some situation is not yet ...