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22:25 Feb 18, 2009
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: consommation
refusait catégoriquement de {{{{régler sa consommation}}}} dans un café concert parisien où son œuvre était jouée justifiant sa position au motif que la cafetier se servant de sa musique pour attirer des clients sans lui accorder la moindre rétribution

regulate his consumption? I don't understand.
Cecelia Murphy
United States
Local time: 03:59
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Summary of answers provided
4 +7to pay for his drink(s)
Anne Farina
4 +2to pay the billMarco Solinas
5refuses to payPuchduggo
4to pay his tabMatthewLaSon
4consumption
Mostafa MOUHIBE


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
to pay the bill


Explanation:
He refuses to pay: to settle his bill

Marco Solinas
Local time: 03:59
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 33

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mariantonia
31 mins

agree  Katarina Peters
2 hrs
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
consumption


Explanation:
consumption

Mostafa MOUHIBE
Morocco
Local time: 11:59
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  swanda: not in this context
1 hr
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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
to pay for his drink(s)


Explanation:
consommation is what you have in a café, that's the way it's called

Anne Farina
France
Local time: 12:59
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  emiledgar
5 mins
  -> Merci Emiledgar

agree  Jean-Louis S.
15 mins
  -> Thank you Jlsr

agree  writeaway: everyday French
26 mins
  -> Thank you Writeaway

agree  Carol Gullidge
31 mins
  -> Thank you Carol

agree  Simon Mac
1 hr
  -> Thank you Yx39029

agree  xxxbowse123
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Bowsel123

agree  bcsantos
11 hrs
  -> Merci BcSantos
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
refuses to pay


Explanation:
Refuses to pay the check, tab; refuses to pay for what he ate, drunk (consumed)
Very French expression


Puchduggo
Local time: 12:59
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
to pay his tab


Explanation:
Hello,

consommation = tab (in a bar)

to pay one's tab

MatthewLaSon
Local time: 06:59
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 145
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Non-PRO (3): writeaway, Carol Gullidge, Simon Mac


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Feb 19, 2009 - Changes made by Simon Mac:
LevelPRO » Non-PRO


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