global directory of translation services
 The translation workplace
KudoZ home » English to French » Science



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
01:40 Jul 2, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: duck
i saw the duck

Summary of answers provided
navoir ci-dessousashiq mangel
Brigitte Gendebien



3 mins

Domaine(s) : zootechnie 1 / 1
duck canard n. m.
Déf. :
Oiseau domestique palmipède de la famille des Anatidés.
Note :
Diverses races de canards sont élevées soit pour la production de la chair soit pour celles des oeufs qui sont prisés en pâtisserie.
[Office de la langue française, 1984]

Brigitte Gendebien
Local time: 20:22
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 755
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

40 mins
voir ci-dessous

If you are looking for the literal meaning out of any particular context then Brigitte is right. However, the English word "duck" could be rendered in many ways in French in case it is related to a specific context.
For instance among others:
a sitting duck: cible facile (literal meaning: easy target)

ashiq mangel
Local time: 23:22
PRO pts in pair: 84
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also: