English translation: although they sleep twelve hours a day they are very active during the day...
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French term or phrase:
ils ne ménagent néanmoins pas leurs forces
although they sleep twelve hours a day they are very active during the day...
French to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
French term or phrase:ils ne ménagent néanmoins pas leurs forces
In the following sentence:
"Dormant près de douze heures par jour, ils ne ménagent néanmoins pas leurs forces durant leurs phases d’activité diurne, ce qui entretient, chez eux, un état à la fois calme et alerte, une certaine gaieté tranquille"
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