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09:43 Feb 13, 2009
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English to French translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: the very edge
"We arrived at the top of the mountain. We were at the very edge. There was a 500 metre drop below us."
Je sais que "edge" veut dire "bord", mais comment peut-on rendre "the very edge" dans ce contexte ? Merci !
Axelle531
Local time: 12:27
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Summary of answers provided
4 +5sur l'arête même
irat56
3 +3à deux doigts de l´abîmeEllen Kraus
5au sommet
Armelle Le Cornec
4A l'aplomb du sommet
FBrisson
4tout au bord
Hélène ALEXIS
4le point culminant
MICHELS


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
au sommet


Explanation:
Nous étions arrivés au sommet

Armelle Le Cornec
France
Local time: 12:27
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Stéphanie Soudais: à mon avis "very" véhicule qqch de plus que simplement "le sommet"
3 hrs
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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
le point culminant


Explanation:
C'est le sommet, la ligne de crête, impossible de monter plus haut, c'est la dernière limite atteignable, tu peux renforcer avec une expression du style "nous avions finalement touché au but, le sommet".

MICHELS
Local time: 12:27
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 16
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
tout au bord


Explanation:
au bord du vide..

Hélène ALEXIS
France
Local time: 12:27
Works in field
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 73
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
à deux doigts de l´abîme


Explanation:
would be my suggestion

Ellen Kraus
Austria
Local time: 12:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Arnold007: Ou à un cheveux de l'abîme, ce qui est encore plus près ...
3 hrs
  -> MERCI !

agree  Sheila Wilson
3 hrs
  -> merci !

agree  Maria Fanucchi
6 hrs
  -> merci !
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
A l'aplomb du sommet


Explanation:
suggestion

FBrisson
France
Local time: 12:27
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 20
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
sur l'arête même


Explanation:
ou la "ligne de crête"...


    Reference: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar%C3%AAte
irat56
France
Local time: 12:27
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 156

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christophe G.
9 mins
  -> Thank you!

agree  xxxEuqinimod
37 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  jean-jacques alexandre
48 mins
  -> Merci!

agree  Aude Sylvain
1 hr
  -> Merci!

agree  Stéphanie Soudais
3 hrs
  -> Thaks Stéphanie, and how are you?
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