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l'anecdote se hisse au rang de l'epopee, I'Histoire s'accorde au legendaire

English translation: "A short story becomes an epic and History intermingles with Legend"

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08:46 Jan 11, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: l'anecdote se hisse au rang de l'epopee, I'Histoire s'accorde au legendaire
Phrase from a transcript of a French Television program about a writer.
Jim Krapf
English translation:"A short story becomes an epic and History intermingles with Legend"
Explanation:
Just one of many ways to translate this sentence.
Selected response from:

Louise Atfield
Grading comment
Thanks, Dauphine. I believe "intermingles" to be more in keeping with the spirit of the article than "merges" or "becomes". Of course, there is a bit of speculation but your answer seems to fit. I appreciate the help and will keep you in mind when I have need for a more detailed translation project.
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Summary of answers provided
naAnecdotes reach epic proportions, History becomes legendAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
na"A short story becomes an epic and History intermingles with Legend"Louise Atfield
naThe anecdote is raised to epic proportions, History converges with legend
Anna Stevenson


  

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24 mins
The anecdote is raised to epic proportions, History converges with legend


Explanation:
"anecdote" could also be used in the more general sense of something trivial, depending on context.


    Larousse French-English dictionary
Anna Stevenson
France
Local time: 01:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 16

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.

jk3343
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52 mins
"A short story becomes an epic and History intermingles with Legend"


Explanation:
Just one of many ways to translate this sentence.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
Grading comment
Thanks, Dauphine. I believe "intermingles" to be more in keeping with the spirit of the article than "merges" or "becomes". Of course, there is a bit of speculation but your answer seems to fit. I appreciate the help and will keep you in mind when I have need for a more detailed translation project.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.

jk3343
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15 hrs
Anecdotes reach epic proportions, History becomes legend


Explanation:
Anecdote: a short, interesting, amusing story about a real person or event. (Oxford Dictionary)

OR:
Anecdotes take on epic proportions...

Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 01:29
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 187
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