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English translation: practitioners

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French term or phrase:artisans
English translation:practitioners
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
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17:27 Mar 25, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Internet, e-Commerce / Web site for a trailer rental company
French term or phrase: artisans
The president of this rental company has received an award from the Quebec Trucking Association.

"L'Association du camionnage du Quebec recompense ses ***artisans.***
Monsieur XXX, président de YYY, s’est vu décerner la distinction accordée aux membres émérites depuis 25 ans pour avoir contribué au fil des ans à accroître la force et la cohésion de l’industrie du camionnage. Félicitations!"

I'm tempted to say something along the lines of "... rewards those who have contributed to its development." Or perhaps "...rewards those who have helped craft its devlopment" [to preserve the idea of "artisan"].

Comments/other suggestions most welcome!
Wyley Powell
Canada
Local time: 21:33
practitioners
Explanation:
Not as pretentious as the French source (an artisan produces something, by definition), but a pleasant enough euphemism, mefinks! :-)
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Frank Foley
Local time: 03:33
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artisans (here)
practitioners


Explanation:
Not as pretentious as the French source (an artisan produces something, by definition), but a pleasant enough euphemism, mefinks! :-)

Frank Foley
Local time: 03:33
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thanks.
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Asker: Excellent indeed!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sylvia Smith: Good one! I'll have to keep this in mind....
5 mins

agree  Cora Bastiaansen: good solution
3 hrs

agree  rousselures: "artisan" can also mean instigator, creator, founder etc... In this case, I think practitioner can be used.
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Changes made by editors
May 18, 2007 - Changes made by Gayle Wallimann:
Term askedartisans (here) » artisans
May 18, 2007 - Changes made by Gayle Wallimann:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/28247">Wyley Powell's</a> old entry - "artisans (here)" » "practitioners"


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