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Lost in translation

J’ai fait cette liste de mots et expressions qui posent souvent problème dans leur traduction.

I’ve compiled this list about words or expressions that are often hard to translate.

 

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Je suis allée voir de la danse classique hier soir.

Je suis allée voir de la danse classique hier soir.

I went to see a ballet last night.

  1. a ballet is de la danse classique and not un ballet
  2. a dance (party) is a bal and not une danse
  3. a soup bowl is une assiette creuse and not un bol
  4. benefits (health, social security, work) is allocations, indemnités, aides, avantages/en nature and not les bénéfices de la santé, du travail
  5. busy place, busy restaurant is il y a du monde dans le restaurant and not le restaurant est occupé
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