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Conveying the idea of “down the road” (i.e. in the future)

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/down+the+road Lots of things will have changed a few years down the road. Down the road is used metaphorically instead of in the future. One could say ...
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“he ran up the road” to french

I thought: Il a couru jusqu'à la route. But that is "He ran up TO the road." or Il a couru de la route. But that is "He ran (away) from the road." So how would I convey the real meaning ...
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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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Comment traduire « what the fuck » ?

Je ne demande pas ici un éclaicissement du sens de la locution. Je la rencontre, comme tout lecteur d'articles anglophones sur le web, assez souvent, exprimant une interrogation mélée selon le ...
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Why is 'rends' needed in this sentence

I am trying to say: This is the first time I visit her This is how I thought it should be written: C'est la première fois que je lui visite This is how it is actually written: C'est la ...
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Usage of “paradigme” in French vs “paradigm” in English

In the following passage: A clear-cut definition of non-classical continuum mechanics can be given only by a negation, so that we need recall what is understood by “classical continuum mechanics”. ...
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Conveying the sentence “The force can be seen physically as a push or a pull.”

The force can be seen physically as a push or a pull. Deepl translates this sentence as La force peut être considérée physiquement comme une poussée ou une traction. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Comment traduire le concept de « bullet journal » ?

Un usage contemporain du calepin est le bullet journal [« Bullet Journals are usually handwritten, and kept in a single notebook »], concept d’organiseur mis au point par Ryder Caroll au début des ...
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Emploi de “frappe, mais écoute” ('strike, if you will; but hear') (grec: pataxon men, akouson de)

En grec ancien, on dit πάταξον μέν, ἄκουσον δέ (pataxon men, akouson de) = strike, if you will; but hear = frappe, mais écoute Voici un peu de contexte historique. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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“It is readily seen” and its variations

One turn that I always wonder how to convey properly in French in a mathematical context is it is readily seen and its common variations it can readily be seen and it may readily be seen. For example ...
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Dois-je ou non traduire “eigenray” en “rayon propre” ?

Dans un document scientifique, j'utilise le terme anglais eigenray, qui est un terme technique connu, mais qui n'a pas d'équivalent en français, ou en tout cas non trouvé dans la maigre documentation ...
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“Onus” interprété par “fardeau”

La phrase ci-après peut se traduire The onus of avoiding infinite loops lies with the user. par Le fardeau d'éviter les boucles infinies incombe à l'utilisateur. ou fardeau sonne pompeux ?
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Traduction du mot indeed dans un contexte mathématique

We have to show that A=B. Indeed, adding and subtracting C to the right hand of Eq. (1) and substituting Eq. (2) yields... Nous devons démontrer que A = B. En effet, additionnant et soustrayant C ...
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Le mot “sérendipité”

Le mot "sérendipité" vient du mot anglais "serendipity" ([1], [2], [3]). Est-ce un mot répandu en France ? Peut-on l'employer couramment pour exprimer (...) le fait de réaliser une découverte ...
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Conveying the idea of “alive and kicking”

What are some colloquial ways to express in French "alive and kicking" (meaning alive and healthy) as in A: "How are you doing after your surgery?" B: "I'm alive and kicking!" She ran a ...
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How would you translate “skim coat”?

I'm trying to do some building work on my house. I've asked a question and the gent came up with skimcoat with drywall compound. I did some search on the Internet for some decent translation but I ...
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Usage de la préposition en dans un énoncé mathématique

Je voudrais traduire l'énoncé : Voici ma tentative : Faut-il inclure en dans on peut en conclure (deux dernières lignes de la démonstration) ? En outre, faut-il utiliser le participe présent (...
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How do I say “misunderstood” in French?

I want to say When you text someone instead of speaking to them, it is easy to be misunderstood, and you could offend the other person. How would I say this?
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Siblings in French

In English there is siblings, in German Geschwister. To the best of my knowledge, French does not have a single word but rather uses (les) frères et sœurs construction. So does French lack indeed a ...
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How to say “cheat sheet” in French

How to say cheatsheet in French in the sense of Quick Reference Card and not of cheating in the exams? For instance, here is a trigonometry cheat sheet http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/pdf/...
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How to say: but there are some differences in the translation

I want to say this sentence in French: but there are some differences in the translation Is it: 1. Mais, il y a des différents dans la traduction 2. Mais, il y a quelques différents de ...
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« Code golf » : le choix de l'analogie dans la traduction ?

Le « code golf » est une forme de compétition de « programmation récréative durant laquelle chaque participant s'efforce d'implémenter un algorithme donné en produisant un programme le plus court ...
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Conveying the idea of “can’t hold a candle to”

If you say that one person or thing can't hold a candle to another, you meant that the first person or thing is not nearly as good as the second. E.g. There is not one rock star today who could ...
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“Quand Dieu distribua des cerveaux, tu gardas un parapluie”

En Grèce on a une expression qui peut être littéralement traduite en français comme suit : "Quand Dieu distribua des cerveaux, tu gardas un parapluie". ou au sens plus figuré "Quand Dieu ...
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Expressing “(one's) off” as in “he is working his ass off”

(slang) (One's) ass off is used to emphasize the preceding verb as having been done to the maximum degree. For instance I worked my ass off to get where I am today! The people in the back were ...
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What exactly does “le quotiden” mean in “tu oublies le quotiden”?

Quote: — J'avoue, que tes arguments sont bons. Mais je préfère l'ambiance d'un théâtre. Les salles de cinéma manquent de charme. Ce que j'aime dans un théâtre, c'est le rideau rouge et les bruits ...
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Comment traduire le « large-scale unsupervised transformer-based language model » ?

Comment doit-on traduire précisément le descriptif « large-scale unsupervised transformer-based language model » (dans le domaine de l'intelligence artificielle), en portant une attention particulière ...
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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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Translate academic titles (lecturer, assistant and associate professor, tenure track, instructor)

I am puzzled how can one translate the following academic titles in French: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenure Track, Instructors Does Maître de Conférences translate the ...
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Can I use “fiducial” in the term “fiducial calibration”?

Fiducial calibration is a calibration of an x-ray machine using fiducial marks or fiducial markers to find positional differences between samples. I'm not sure if it's correct to say 'calibration ...
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How to translate “On brigue le suffrage des electeurs.”? [closed]

In this interview at +- 4:59 the man says Lorsqu'on brigue le suffrage des électeurs, il vaut mieux se dire démocrate. How does one say in english "On brigue le suffrage des electeurs"?
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Comment traduire « jetlag » en français ?

Jetlag is the feeling of tiredness and confusion that people experience after making a long journey by plane to a place where the time is different from the place they left. Source jetlag is a ...
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Comment traduire « full of beans » : adjectif simple, syntagme ou locution ?

En anglais on a l'« adjectif idiomatique » full of beans, signifiant entre autres « energetic and enthusiastic » (Wiktionnaire) ou « full of energy and life » (Merriam Learners) : Jem was among ...
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Is there an equivalent for “damn it” in French?

Is there a French equivalent for "damn it"? I tried researching it on my own, but I couldn't find a proper and completely explained answer. I'm practically trying to figure out how to use the French ...
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Is there some sort of French saying for “a person's signature move”?

I don't know why but I just feel like the French would have a saying for something like this, kind of like pièce de résistance but instead of the most prominent or best part of something, a signature ...
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French equivalent of “my cup of tea”

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/my-cup-of-tea.html One expression that I consider a "classic" English one is "my cup of tea". Does the literal translation in French, i.e. "ma tasse de thé", ...
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Chain rule (of differentiation)

En anglais, on peut dire the chain rule (of differentiation of a function composed of two or more functions). J'ai constaté que la version homologue française « règle de dérivation en chaîne ...
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What does “adresser un pot de confiture à l'aigreur de la situation” mean?

Nietzsche : "J’adresse un pot de confiture pour me débarrasser d’une histoire qui tourne au vinaigre." What is meant by the expression adresser un pot de confiture? Especially the word adresser has ...
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What does “se jouer” mean here?

I have seen this sentence on Quora today, but I have failed to match the meaning of this word to the definitions listed in Larousse or translate it reliably: La différence entre l'infinitif et le ...
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What are the French “language buffer” words (aka “filler words”)?

I was curious as to how to translate some "filler words" that often appear in English speech but might not translate literally into French. For example, I might often say, "I guess," when talking ...
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“Practice makes perfect” and “c'est en forgeant qu'on devient forgeron”

Trying to translating "practice makes perfect" (i.e. if one practices an activity enough, one will eventually master it; see https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/practice+makes+perfect) I encountered ...
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Translation of “She is a genius”

She is a genius. How to say this in French? If "genius" were a profession, we would say Elle est génie. But since "genius" is not a profession, I think we need an article. But I'm not sure ...
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Translation of “so” (“I think so”, “So, anyway”)

Having just read a post on StackExchange English about ‘so’, how would you translate it into French, as in ‘I think so’ or ‘So, anyway’. Would you use ‘ça’ ?
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Translation of “I don't have anything to smile about”

I'm trying to translate the lyric: "I don't have anything to smile about." Does Je n'en ai rien pour sourire or Je n'ai rien pour en sourire sound okay to you? Or would a different ...
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'I went here to venerate the priest martyr.'- is this sentence's translation to French natural? [closed]

I'd like to know the translation to French of the expression 'I went here to venerate the martyred priest.', since I have no knowledge in French. the Google translator tells me this sentence - 'Je ...
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Why “Je suis près du pont” and not “Je suis près au pont”?

The sentence is supposed to mean "I am close to the bridge". Why is it better to use “Je suis près du pont” instead of “Je suis près au pont”? From my understanding, “au” means “to the”, which is ...
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Quelle est la signification de l'expression “on additionne pas des choux et des carottes”?

J'ai vu cette expression dans des forums de discussion, qui ne parlaient pas de recettes de cuisine...
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Translating “invited lecturer at the Winter School…”

How can I translate for a French CV the following: invited lecturer at the Winter School... and invited lecture at the Winter School... I have seen many variations (linguee even gives examples ...
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Emploi métaphorique du mot “parapluie”

So continuum mechanics is not a new or challenging topic. Rather it is a chance to start over and put all that was studied previously under a single umbrella. Peut-on employer le mot parapluie dans ...
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Comment pourrait-on dire en français « at the end of the day » ?

L'expression « at the end of the day » en anglais s'emploie pour exprimer le fait que les mots suivants sont définitifs, ou les derniers d'un débat. Par exemple : These acts are indefensible. At ...