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Questions concernant l'équivalent français d'une expression ou d'un mot d'une autre langue.

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“Better than nothing”

If you say that something is better than nothing, you mean that it is not what is required, but that it is better to have that thing than to have nothing at all. E.g. After all, 15 minutes of ...
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Le verbe français « sonner » et le verbe anglais « sound »

Quand le verbe sonner peut interpréter le verbe anglais sound ? P.ex. 1) Independent platform software would sound very "computer jargon". Un logiciel de plate-forme indépendant sonnerait très "...
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Most common way to refer to a baggage claim?

I’ve seen this alternately translated as “livraison des bagages,” “réclamation de bagages,” and “arrivée des bagages.” Which is the most common?
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Traduction de l'anglais « part of speech »

Dans la grammaire anglaise on appelle les catégories fondamentales de mot que l'on trouve dans un langage des « part of speech ». En anglais il y a traditionnellement huit de ces catégories : nom, ...
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« Je vous demande de me juger par les ennemis que je me suis faits » : accord, formulation ?

L'ex-patron du FBI, M. James Comey, a répondu aux propos d'un troll d'Internet de la manière suivante sur une plateforme de microblogage : “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” — ...
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Le verbe « to bail (out) » : lequel de renflouer, aider, sauver, tirer/sortir d'affaire est-il le plus adéquat dans ce contexte ?

Dans un article il y a une image dans laquelle un employé de l'usine de General Motors à Oshawa (Ontario, Canada) porte un vêtement sur lequel est écrit : Canada didn't bail out GM to move our jobs ...
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Équivalent de l'argot écossais « tartle »

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tartle A common Scottish term to insert at the awkward moment when you temporarily forget someone's name. Useful to avoid that occasional ...
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How to render the Greek word “philotimo/filotimo” in French?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philotimo Philotimo is considered to be the highest of all Greek virtues, the standards for family and social living; the core concept is that of respect and ...
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How to say “A person not to mess with" in French?

What is the French equivalent of the expression "A person not to mess with" in the sense provided below https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-teach-people-not-to-mess-with-you I consider redoutable, ...
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How to say “go through the motions” in French?

What is the French equivalent of the expression "go through the motions" in the sense provided below? https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/go-through-the-motions go through the ...
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Emploi de « ceci étant démontré »

The different strain measures can be formally reduced to those of linear elastic systems, this being demonstrated. Les différentes mesures de déformation peuvent être formellement réduites à ...
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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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Comment traduire le « shutdown » : détails ?

On a le « (government) shutdown » et l'article Wikipédia en français donne « arrêt des activités gouvernementales ». Sur Franceterme on trouve « suspension des services publics » (et on nous dit de ...
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« Impeach the mf » : …le fils de pute ? (NSFW)

Despite having no account on such a network, I've become aware of a hashtag containing a vulgar slang term: "impeachthemf" (impeach the motherfucker). I'm reading an article in French where this has ...
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Translate academic titles (lecturer, assistant and associate professor, tenure track, instructor)

I am puzzled how can one translate the following in French? Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Instructors Does Maître de Conférences translate the first three ...
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Comment traduire « has not risen to the mantle of the office » : « n'a pas endossé le costume de sa fonction » ?

[...] But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office. [ « Mitt Romney: The ...
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Was this figure of speech translated correctly?

In J.D.Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye", the protagonist recalls a book he read: It was a lousy book, but this Blanchard guy was pretty good. He had this big chateau and all in the Riviera, in ...
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Express “clockwise and anticlockwise direction”

Which way is better to express clockwise/anticlockwise direction? E.g. As seen against the background stars, the Earth rotates in a clockwise direction. Comme on le voit sur les étoiles à l'...
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Translation of short lyrics [closed]

There is a French song by Sebastien Tellier titled 'L'amour et la violence'. I'd really like to know what it means and I'm looking for someone kind enough to do a translation of that as I don't speak ...
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Comment exprimer « to shame its inadequacy » ?

Voici un extrait de film (avertissement : divulgâcheur) : [...] Three: in certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the ...
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Siblings in French

In English siblings, in German Geschwister. To the best of my knowledge, French does not have a single word but uses les frères et sœurs construction. So does French lack indeed a single word for ...
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Translation of “to the best of the author's knowledge”

As far as I know to the best of my knowledge is interpreted by pour autant que je sache For to the best of the author's knowledge should I use pour autant que l'auteur sache or is it ...
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Interpretation of “(see) references therein”

Doe et al. collected in their recent review a large number of earlier work (see Doe, 2012 and references therein). J'ai vu (linguee.fr et ailleurs) plusieurs façons d'interpréter references therein)...
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How to say that your “stomach twists” ?

How would you say that your "stomach twists" because of great surprise, shock, etc. ? Can you say: "mon estomac se tord" ?
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Translation of workaround (as a temporary solution to bypass a problem)

Does solution de contournement translate workaround in the sense of: A means of overcoming some obstacle, especially an obstacle consisting of laws, regulations, or constraints ? Can we use ...
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Translation of “primer” in the context of textbook

NOUN An elementary textbook that serves as an introduction to a subject of study or is used for teaching children to read. ‘a first-year philosophy primer’ https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/...
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Is outrageous rate translated by taux scandaleux in this context?

Euler’s total work output accounts for a third of all that was published in Europe on mathematics, theoretical physics, mechanics, and engineering mechanics from 1726 to 1800. He produced it at an ...
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How to say “to think of something intelligent to say”

How would you translate this sentence into French: I wanted to think of something intelligent to say to her. I came up with this but I don't know if it's correct: Je voulais trouver quelque ...
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Comment dire “marcher avec difficulté à cause de la fatigue”

Je cherche un mot pour exprimer marcher avec difficulté, à cause de la fatigue ou du douleur. Je pense qu'en anglais on dirait : "to drag oneself". J'ai trouvé le mot "se traîner", est-ce que ça ...
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La fonction de « turn taking » et le « end of turn signal » ?

Ailleurs on discute de la fonction de turn-taking de marqueurs discursifs/de discours, et en particulier de celle de end of turn signal. En commentaires (1,2) on explique de manière vraiment ...
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Qu'est-ce que le glissement de niveau par Catford?

Je ne comprends pas quel est le glissement de niveau parce que je ne trouve pas d'exemple en français. Alors pour exemple, Français: Les fleurs Anglais: Flowers "Les" est un article qui ...
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Il s'agit de + à quoi je ressemble

I would to say in French "it's all about the way I look". I know how to say "it's about" (Il s'agit de) and "the way I look" (à quoi je ressemble), but I don't know how to combine these two phrases, ...
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Que signifie “prior” en français dans un contexte financier ?

Je découvre un peu la prédiction financière à partir d'un article et je voulais savoir ce que voulait dire prior. Dans l'article on le retrouve 34 fois. Pour moi cela signifiais la préposition avant ...
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French translation of “Bagging” in the case of Artificial Intelligence

I'm studying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and I would like to translate into French the technical term "Bagging" also known as "Bootstrap Agregating" defined in the following wikipedia ...
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Le « compact » et le pacte ?

Je lis un article sur entre autres choses le recul de certains états relativement à leur engagement envers le « Global Compact for Migration » et la version française donne « Pacte mondial pour les ...
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Curious translations

How does one say these in French? With my headlights on, I could see the lighthouse. When I heard the siren, I saw a mermaid. I want an office with a desk in it. A walnut is a nut. ...
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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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Deadline, date limite, échéance, date butoir

Peut-on employer le mot deadline en français ? Le cas échéant comment faut-il le prononcer ? Échéance et date butoir sont-ils courants et peuvent-ils remplacer date limite ?
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I would give my right arm

How can one idiomatically say in French I would give my right arm to... An one to one literal translation makes sense? Moreover, in the film Edward Scissorhands one actor says I'd give my left ...
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Les vidéos de « teardown » d'appareils électroniques ?

On peut trouver des vidéos (de teardown) où l'on s'intéresse à ce qu'il y a dans différents appareils, aux choix des composants, aux circuits, à la facture du montage etc. (par ex. photocopier ...
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“Ingenious guessing” and “devinettes ingénieuses”

Book III concerns the "System of the World, that is, the sun, the planets and their moons, and certain comets. In it Newton attempted to show that his law of universal gravitation sufficed to ...
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Would it make grammatical sense to get the French word “temps” tattooed?

I want to get "temps" (French for time) tattooed on me. However, I know it can also mean "weather" and I know that "temps" refers to the concept of time/indefinite time/tense, rather than l'heure... ...
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“Address (the issue)” and “addresser”

Can the verb adresser be used in the sense of the pair adress (en)/aborder(fr) as follows: address the issue aborder la question/le problème ? Is adresser a false cognate in this context?
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« Jalon », sens figuré (celui de « milestone »), est-il courant ?

Milestones in the history of mechanics. Jalons dans l'histoire de la mécanique. Peut-on employer jalon dans ce contexte (étapes importantes/principales) ?
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Que signifie “les mets” dans cette phrase?

En répondant sur une question chez https://cooking.stackexchange.com, j'ai traduit cette définition: Connaissance de tout ce qui se rapporte à la cuisine, à l'ordonnancement des repas, à l'art de ...
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“Face squarely” (in a straightforward manner) and “carrément”

We must squarely face the issue. Nous devons carrément faire face au problème. Can the adverb carrément convey "in a straightforward manner"?
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How do you say “Silly Me, I studied French,” in French?

I'm writing a dystopian novel based on a second Holocaust and during one of the scenes, the female protagonist is informed that the labor camp commander's dog has a German name, that's when she admits ...
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Traduction de « cookbook approach »

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cookbook cookbook adjective Definition of cookbook (Entry 2 of 2): involving or using step-by-step procedures whose rationale is usually not explained;...
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“Show/Prove Otherwise” en français

Bonjour, 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 ...
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We don't get something for nothing

We don't get something for nothing. Grâce à lingue, j'ai trouvé les variantes suivantes : On n'obtient rien pour rien. On n'obtient pas quelque chose pour rien. On n'obtient rien sans ...