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Translation of a phrase

I was going through my textbook and I came across a short phrase: "On s'entend bien toutes les deux." I checked many websites regard
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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être flingué meaning [closed]

Please, I came across this expression and I couldn't understand it (être flingué) could anyone give me its definition and put it in an example? Thanks in advance
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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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Looking for the original quote from the film Le Brio

“When you only use complicated words for a while, you forget to say things the easy way.”
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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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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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“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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« 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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Traduction de « moi-léger » ?

Dans la chanson « Moi-léger » de Karkwa il y a les paroles : C’est un passage obligé Un long couloir à creuser Entre moi et moi-léger Je ne comprends pas trop ce que ça veut dire ou ...
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How do you translate “talk shit”?

I’ve seen a few ways (casser quelqu’un, dire des saloperies sur quelqu’un) but what are the more common ones? It means to say bad things about someone when they’re not around. Ex. “He was talking ...
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Une salutation ou une question typique pour les pêcheurs

En russe, quand je vois une person qui pêche au bord de la rivière, je peux demander: "Клюет?" (Est-ce que les poissons mordent?) C'est une question typique pour commencer le dialogue. Vous ...
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Sens de « Tu peux te gratter » ?

Est-ce que cette expression serait l’équivalent de « suit yourself » en anglais ? J’ai du mal à trouver une autre traduction.
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Translating “About that…”

How would you translate “About that...” in the context of regretting that something happened or not wanting to admit something related to the topic at hand? “I’m going to bring my new blender to the ...
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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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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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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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Equivalent for sarcastic question “X much?”

Is there any French equivalent for when people say something like “X much?” It works like this: Someone keeps stumbling clumsily or walking into things so you might say “Wow, walk much?” It doesn’...
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Confusion around using “des” in sentences

Note: I am going on both Google translate and about 18 year out-of-date French classes, so it's possible that this is a simple question. Presume my question is "What do you want to eat?" (Est-ce que ...
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Les nombreux sens de « messed up » ?

Comment se traduirait « messed up » dans ces cas ? "This guy is really messed up." (went through a lot, had bad experiences) "My computer got messed up, sorry.” (ruined, messy, in a bad state) “...
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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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“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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How would you say “AKA/as in”?

So in cases like ”He said he’s gonna be late, AKA he’s sleeping,” or “I want you to do your homework soon, as in right now,” how would you translate “AKA” and “as in”? They both essentially mean “...
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Est-ce qu’il y a un équivalent pour « Sucks to suck! » en français ?

« Sucks to suck! » veut dire que la personne que ça décrit a fait quelque chose de très mal et mérite n’importe quelle conséquence qui suffit. “I heard he went to prison after killing those people ...
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Saying “or something” at the end of a sentence?

How would you say “or something” in the context of “Is it close by or something?” or “Do you need a lift or something?” It’s a way to suggest something that you’re kind of already expecting.
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How do you say “Props to x”?

“Props” is used to congratulate someone. “Props to whoever made this!” “Props to the guy who invented Reese’s.” “I’ll give her my props.” Is there anything like this in French?
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How do you translate “is all” used at the end of a sentence?

How would you translate the explanatory “is all”? “I’m just worried about you, is all.” “Well, all I was trying to say is we still have some left, is all.” It’s basically used to explain reasoning ...
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Is there an equivalent for “Too soon!” in French?

“Too soon” is often said when someone makes an offensive joke about a sad or tragic event very quickly after it happened when there hasn’t been time for any grief or it’s still very serious. ex. “...
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How to translate “I have bought some wines and cheeses for my family because they are delicious”? [closed]

I have bought some wines and cheeses for my family because they are delicious. I translated it to "J'ai achete du vin et du fromage pour ma famile parce que ils sont delicieux" Is it correct ?
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How do you say “please sit down and stop moving”?

I want to know how to say: You should sit down and please stop moving.
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Comment dit-on « I’ll tell you what » ?

Ça s’utilise quand on veut passer un accord ou dire les conditions de quelque chose. Par exemple : I’ll tell you what. You can get one dip of ice cream. Alright? Just one dip. ou : Tell you what. ...
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Comment dirait-on « I was gonna say… » ?

Ça se dit soit quand on allait contredire ou suggérer quelque chose afin de le changer soit quand on est étonné par une idée ou réponse mais la personne avec qui on parle a déjà amélioré la réponse ou ...
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How do you say “buy” in the sense of “believe”?

Is there a French equivalent for saying something like “I don’t buy it!” meaning “I don’t believe that at all!”?
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How do you say “ring someone out” or “cash someone out” in French?

In the context of customer service how would you say something like “I can ring you out at this register!” or “I’ll cash you out down here”?
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Translating “type thing” at the end of a sentence?

In English it’s common to end a sentence in “...type thing” to summarize a plan or when you don’t want to be specific, kind of as a tag but without saying “it is”. For example, “I’m gonna get some ...
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What is the slang meaning of chatière?

I was reading a New Yorker article about the "city" under Paris it was mentioned that there is another meaning besides cat flap for chatière. However my google-fu appears to be weak today, and I can't ...
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Translating “Watch (blank)!”

It’s pretty common in English to say something like “Watch (blank)!” when you expect something to happen that would be funny or contrary to what was being discussed. For example: Someone could say “...
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Comment dirait-on « Will do! » ou « On it! » pour accepter quelque chose ?

Alors en anglais y’a beaucoup de façons d’accepter une requête. Sure thing, got it, on it, will do, etc. La seule façon que connais en français c’est « d’accord » mais pour moi c’est trop simple. Qu’...
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« Bon sang » pour dire « damn » ou « goddamn » pour montrer l’etonnement ?

En anglais je dis très souvent « damn » ou « goddamn » à la fin d’une phrase (ou au début) quand je suis impressionné ou choqué. Par exemple mon ami m’a raconté sur son jardin et les sortes de fruits ...
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Expressing “Yes, I do,” “He did,” “You will”

What is the most natural way to express these ideas in French, along the lines of the do-support in English or ellipsis sentences? Do you want to go to the store? Yeah, I do! Don’t forget to take out ...
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“My family means everything to me”

How would you say "My family means everything to me."? As in there's nothing more important to me than my family. I'm not sure which verb to use in this context. I'm guessing signifier wouldn't work ...
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“Nothing could be further from the truth”?

Is there a French phrase that would be equivalent to the English "nothing could be further from the truth"? I want to say that something is completely untrue.
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How to say “invitation for war”?

I want to say that my grandad got an invitation for war. I'm not even sure that the word "invitation" is okay in English. I mean he got a letter saying that he must join the army and fight for his ...
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How to say “go to school up to the fourth grade”?

I'm not sure how to translate this sentence: My grandmother couldn't do much work since she only went to school up to the fourth grade. I found online that "fourth grade" in the US is equivalent ...
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How to say “they didn't leave him a penny”?

I want to say: His parents were very poor and they didn't leave him a penny. I mean to say that when his parents died he didn't inherit anything. I would translate it like this: Ses parents ...