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English translation: voir ci-dessous

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12:58 Jul 27, 2005
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
French term or phrase: langue des maîtres
Looking to translate this expression but firstly to fully understand its meaning and connotations. I understand that it refers to English
genstandley
Local time: 18:01
English translation:voir ci-dessous
Explanation:
C'est vaste. La langue des maitres peut faire référence a la langue des maitres des esclaves, les peuples colonisés.

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Note added at 23 mins (2005-07-27 13:22:29 GMT)
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The language of the masters

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Note added at 24 mins (2005-07-27 13:22:57 GMT)
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La langue bourgeoise ou impérialiste
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Felicite Robertson
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:01
Grading comment
I think that is definately on the right track. Thanks!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +4voir ci-dessous
Felicite Robertson


Discussion entries: 3





  

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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
langue des maîtres
voir ci-dessous


Explanation:
C'est vaste. La langue des maitres peut faire référence a la langue des maitres des esclaves, les peuples colonisés.

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Note added at 23 mins (2005-07-27 13:22:29 GMT)
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The language of the masters

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Note added at 24 mins (2005-07-27 13:22:57 GMT)
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La langue bourgeoise ou impérialiste

Felicite Robertson
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
I think that is definately on the right track. Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DocteurPC: without more context, I'd go for the language of the masters
1 hr

agree  Sinziana Paltineanu: language of the masters - http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=40&Ite...
2 hrs

agree  sporran
11 hrs

agree  Christopher Burin: But I still think "the language of the masters" sounds slightly strange in English and a little more context would be useful.
4 days
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