English translation: captures the essence of life/invigorating liquid source
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19:46 Mar 11, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Science - Botany / Cosmetic and medicinal properties of berries
French term or phrase:eau de vie/eau vivifiante
This comes from a text about the cosmetic and medicinal properties of certain berries. A combination of wild berry extracts.....
"C’est aussi un concentré de fruits dont la pulpe capte l’eau de la vie et constitue ainsi une formidable réserve d’eau vivifiante aux multiples propriétés."
It's the 'eau de vie'/'eau vivifiante' I'm having trouble with.
Thanks to all who contributed, but what I initially went with was closer to what Chris suggested (both in the answer and in the comments above) - I liked invogorating in this case. 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Hehehe... good one, Julie. At least Bahiga will still be able to sit at her desk and work! Ok, Victoria, how about "... and thus constitutes a formidable invigorating aqueous supply with multiple benefits/virtues/properties"?
Hi, You've asked to translate "eau de vie" but your text says "eau de la vie". Not necessarily the same thing. Whilst awaiting your reply, think I'll have a drop of my own E de V and see if it rejuvenates me!
Evian does 'water' based products if you can find anything helpful in this: http://www.evianaffinity.ca/en/presse/index.asp bear in mind that they might be talking rubbish ;-) so re/hydrating and more common terms might fit better in English!
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elixir of life/vivifying (rejuvenating, life-giving) liquid
Explanation: I would not necessarily use water here...
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