Questions tagged [traduction]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
77 views

Translation of “account for”

What is the most adequate interpretation of account for in contexts like: The proposed hierarchical micromechanics scheme accounts for viscoelastic matrix response. Does prendre en compte, as ...
3
votes
3answers
112 views

Traduction de “(But) which is which?”

Suppose we need the formula for the area of a circle for some computation. Like many people who learned geometry too long ago to recall with any certainty, two expressions may pop into our mind when ...
12
votes
8answers
5k views

Comment traduire « software framework » en français ?

Comment traduire « software framework » en français dans un document officiel comme un CV par exemple ? Est ce qu'on peut l'utiliser comme ça ? J'ai aussi trouvé deux alternatives mais je ne sais ...
5
votes
5answers
726 views

What’s the French equivalent to ‘why not?’

I’m doing my french homework and I’m curious if the french/francophone people say ‘why not’ as ‘pourquoi non’. If not, what’s the equivalent of it?
1
vote
3answers
223 views

“ blow someone out of water”

Source: https://writingexplained.org/idiom-dictionary/blow-someone-out-of-the-water The English phrase to blow someone out of the water has literal origins, but it is more commonly used in a ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

“School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences” en français (de ou des)

J'essaie de traduire en français le nom d'une École dont le nom en anglais est School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Je me demande quelle traduction, entre celles ci-après, est ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

'Il s'agit plutôt' dans ce contexte

J'ai lu cette phrase dans une vidéo: « S'engager pour un monde meilleur quand il s'agit plutôt de l’air droit dans le mur, c’est chaud. » Je ne la comprends pas. Il me semble que c'est à cause de « ...
1
vote
2answers
172 views

How to say “I took your class last year” to a teacher

I am unfamiliar with the grammar and would like to tell my teacher that I was in her class last year since she doesn't seem to remember me. How could I add the name of this class in the sentence as ...
5
votes
4answers
321 views

In French, how do you say idiomatically “No questions are off limits”?

In order to check to see if there were some particular topics that we didn't want them to touch upon on camera, they asked us beforehand if we would consider some questions uncalled for. Then I wanted ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

“Feel free” et “N'hésitez pas”

En anglais l'on peut dire : Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. En français pourrait-on dire : S'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions. ...
1
vote
3answers
161 views

« Jalon », sens figuré (celui de « milestone »), est-il courant ?

Dans un article anglais sur l'histoire de la mécanique j'ai vu : Milestones in the history of mechanics. Je traduis cette phrase par Jalons dans l'histoire de la mécanique. Peut-on employer ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

How to say somebody is trouble (in a flirtatious way)?

I guess troublemaker, "perturbateur de troubles" is somewhat close. But wondering if there's a phrase or word that keeps the "naughtyness" kind of connotation. I'm trying to flirt with a girl I met in ...
3
votes
5answers
104 views

What is a natural way to say 'The rumor proved to be no more than that'?

I got stuck for words when I wanted to say 'The rumor proved to be no more than that' like below. 'The rumor of his proposing to her proved to be no more than that.' Does this make sense in French, ...
3
votes
2answers
101 views

“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 ...
4
votes
1answer
102 views

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. ...
18
votes
5answers
2k views

« Schadenfreude » : usage en français et traduction

Le mot allemand Schadenfreude, qui décrit « un malin plaisir tiré de l’infortune d’autrui », est un casse-tête récurrent dans la traduction. Il décrit une chose tellement précise qu'il a été importé ...
4
votes
3answers
214 views

“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 ...
2
votes
3answers
159 views

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)...
4
votes
2answers
132 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
135 views

“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-...
2
votes
2answers
204 views

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'...
3
votes
2answers
763 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
131 views

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
3
votes
6answers
321 views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

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.”
3
votes
1answer
116 views

“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'...
5
votes
3answers
960 views

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!”?
2
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
2k views

“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 ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

« 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
66 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
289 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
174 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
185 views

« 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 ...
1
vote
3answers
77 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
132 views

Une société « décente » ?

On rapporte les propos tenus par un sociologue : On a l'air de gens qui ne sont pas très sensibles aux droits fondamentaux, a affirmé le sociologue. On a l'air d'une société pas très ...
2
votes
4answers
130 views

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’...
2
votes
2answers
232 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
114 views

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) “...
6
votes
2answers
194 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
303 views

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.
1
vote
5answers
224 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
468 views

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 “...
2
votes
4answers
169 views

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.
4
votes
3answers
787 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

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?
0
votes
3answers
83 views

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. “...