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Hey baby, whats up?


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23:13 Mar 20, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: Hey baby, whats up?
Hey baby, whats up? Nothen much her just chillen at the house. Well, I thought you might like this noxt letter in French, considering your part French and all.

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naEh! kokot, quoi d'neufChristian Wellhoff
naCa va ma poule?Graham Clark
naSalut babe, quoi de neuf?



3 hrs
Salut babe, quoi de neuf?

"Babe" is becoming very acceptable in youth speech. "baby" too as it is basic English.

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4 hrs
Ca va ma poule?

Tout en prenant comte du rapport entre l'envoyeur et la destinaire du message on pourrait aussi entendre par exemple: ça va ma belle/biche/chère/etc ou même ça va mon amie.

Graham Clark
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Eh! kokot, quoi d'neuf

Not only you need an idiomatic expression, but you need one tha can be butchered, if I may use that for a babe.
As you certainly know, opportunity for humor, puns and other speech "artifices" cannot alway be applied by a translator on the same part of the speech, but what is important is for it to be applied.
My first reaction was "Eh! Poupée ..." It had the right level of familiarity, but I could not see how you would integrate it into the rest. "Eh! cocotte ..." was a lot more adapted

Hope this helps you

Christian Wellhoff
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