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English translation: by twelfths

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18:47 Jul 26, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Law: Contract(s) / agreement for sale of utility
French term or phrase: par douzieme
Cette ristourne sera versee mensuellement par douzieme.

... monthly on the 12th?
Angie Taylor
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:40
English translation:by twelfths
Explanation:
No, remember that FR doesn't use odinal numbers for dates!

No, it simply means that one twelfth of the rebate will be paid each month

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-07-26 18:56:55 GMT)
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Sorry: \'ordinal numbers\' :-(

I suppose, if you want to stick fairly literally to the original, it would be \'in twelfths\' rather then \'by...\' -- but I\'d suggest turning the phrase round a bit to make it sound more natural in English

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Note added at 11 hrs 46 mins (2005-07-27 06:33:32 GMT)
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I should perhaps add that \'refund\' would probably be a more accurate translation of \'ristourne\' --- \'rebate\' came off the top of my head (\'refund\' was of course the word I was hunting for!), but I must admit I was paying more attention to the \'par douzième\' bit.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 05:40
Grading comment
Many thanks for reminding me of that rather basic fact!!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7by twelfths
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
by twelfths


Explanation:
No, remember that FR doesn't use odinal numbers for dates!

No, it simply means that one twelfth of the rebate will be paid each month

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Note added at 9 mins (2005-07-26 18:56:55 GMT)
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Sorry: \'ordinal numbers\' :-(

I suppose, if you want to stick fairly literally to the original, it would be \'in twelfths\' rather then \'by...\' -- but I\'d suggest turning the phrase round a bit to make it sound more natural in English

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Note added at 11 hrs 46 mins (2005-07-27 06:33:32 GMT)
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I should perhaps add that \'refund\' would probably be a more accurate translation of \'ristourne\' --- \'rebate\' came off the top of my head (\'refund\' was of course the word I was hunting for!), but I must admit I was paying more attention to the \'par douzième\' bit.

Tony M
France
Local time: 05:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 317
Grading comment
Many thanks for reminding me of that rather basic fact!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DocteurPC: by one twelfth or by twelfths - either one
8 mins
  -> Merci, Doc ! In fact, I don't think we can say 'by one twelfth', at any rate, it sounds really odd to my ears :-)

agree  laurem
33 mins
  -> Thanks, Laurem!

agree  *TRANSCRIPT
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Transcript!

agree  Charlie Bavington: What about "one twelfth of the will be paid each month" ?
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, CB! That's probably OK too, as long as the wider context makes it unambiguous that they are talking about payment of the 'ristourne'

agree  Barthoze
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Barthoze!

agree  sporran
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, Sporran!

agree  Graham macLachlan
9 hrs
  -> Thanks, Mactrad!
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