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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 ...
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Saying “You’re one of THOSE people” or “Not to be THAT guy…”

Is there any French way to say these expressions? They’re used to mean that someone does something extra annoying or is very particular and odd. Like “You seriously eat your pizza with a fork? Ugh, ...
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Formation of adjectives by means of freely productive suffixes? (Banana-y, monkey-ish, etc)

My question is, supposing you know about that sort of freely productive suffix formation of adjectives we use in English, mostly '-y' or '-ish', 'how would you make new words like that in French?'. ...
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French equivalent for “Might as well”?

I understand that autant + infinitive works when there’s another verb, like “Might as well eat” - “Autant manger”. But how would it be translated as a single statement? “You could get two of them ...
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À quel point ces expressions sont-elles courantes ?

J’ai collecté beaucoup d’expressions dans un documentaire mais je ne sais pas si elles se disent vraiment... Ce sont: à moitié (sorta, kinda) je suis chaud (I’m down, I’m up for it, I want to) mais ...
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French equivalent of “Man…” as interjection?

In sentences like “Man, that’s good,” or “Oh man... what are you gonna do?” how would you translate the use of “man”? note: not the form of address, just a similar expression to “Oh no” or “Dang/Wow”...
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Trail Running translation

I've seen the term "trail running" translated as "course à pied" and "course de sentir". I appreciate one may be grammatically correct and the other a colloquialism, or something similar. As far as I ...
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Comment traduire « (the) vulnerable world hypothesis » ?

Let us introduce the hypothesis that the urn of creativity contains at least one black ball. We can refer to this as the ​vulnerable world hypothesis​. Intuitively, the hypothesis is that there is ...
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Usage of the relative pronoun “dont”

Le mois passé, le roi du Bahreïn a procédé au remplacement de quatre ministres dont deux membres de la famille royale. I'm not sure how to properly understand the way the relative pronoun dont is ...
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Toujours à l'écoute sa - grammatical analysis

This is a phrase I saw in the comments section under one music video on YouTube: toujours à l'écoute sa Could you please break it down for me in terms of grammar? Google Translate says that it ...
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Quel est l'équivalent de « peer » en français?

Je travaille en informatique et nous utilisons souvent le terme anglais « peer ». Par exemple, « each peer communicates its information through the channel ». Quelle serait la traduction exacte en ...
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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 ...
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What does “Faite pour s'étendre” mean?

The packets of hot sauce at the Mexican fast food restaurant called Taco Bell has short, cute sentences on their packets: This one says: BORN SAUCY. FAITE POUR S'ÉTENDRE. In English, when a ...
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Comment exprimer le « data center » ?

J'écris un texte, un rapport, une thèse, un mémoire, un document d'information, une marche à suivre, une explication, un article, une publicité, un roman, de la poésie, une définition, un curriculum ...
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How to translate “Legs curl” in French?

I'm a work-out/gym/musculation athlete and I must speak about this exercize, but I have to use only French words. How could I translate "legs curl" in French?
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Comment traduire « crazy straw »

Je n'arrive pas à trouver une référence en ligne pour la traduction de cet objet : « Paille folle » ?
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Quel est le sens de « mis entre parenthèses » dans ce contexte (passage du Scaphandre et le Papillon) ?

En lisant Le Scaphandre et le Papillon par Jean-Dominique Bauby, j'ai trouvé une phrase (parmi d'autres) que je n'ai pas très bien comprise : Chaque jour ramène son lot de visages connus mis ...
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How to translate “the white accessories tray”?

In the context of packaging, it's a foam insert inside a cardboard box to put some accessories (so it's the tray that's white, not the accessories :-)): My best guess so far is "la mousse d’emballage ...
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Comment rendre “naysayers” ?

Quel mot/expression rend mieux en français le sens de "naysayers" comme décrit ci-dessous : https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=naysayer One who frequently engages in excessive ...
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How is 'you'll never miss something' said in french?

Oh by the way, I'll bet you know that there exist paths around here that can only be trekked on foot. They can easily be recognized from the traces in the vicinity that were left by animals. You'll ...
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Translation request in imparfait [closed]

Can you help me translate this in imparfait please? I was energetic, silly, a little angel, a very smart kid.
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“The program runs forever”

This simple C++ program runs forever and I can't figure out why. Which word or locution renders forever in this contexte? pour toujours, à jamais, perpétuellement, sans arrêt,...?
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Rater / louper / manquer/ échapper et “missing something”

[I have seen the relevant question here « Louper » : nuance entre rater/manquer et laisser échapper etc. ? ] What am I missing here? (implying a failure to reach a purpose) Quel ...
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« (Compare, mix) apples and oranges » : les fruits ou le textile etc. ?

Laquelle des expressions « mélanger des choux et des carottes » (aussi comparer) et « mélanger les torchons et les serviettes » se rapproche le plus de (compare, mix) apples and oranges pour la ...
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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, ...
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Une chose est-elle « cohérente avec » une autre ?

Selon la Coalition pour les droits égaux, toute personne a droit au respect de ses droits fondamentaux, sans distinction. Nous pressons le gouvernement du Brunei à abolir les nouvelles peines et à ...