English translation: UK: copper collection / US: penny drive
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15:26 Jun 21, 2005
French to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical: Health Care
French term or phrase:opération pièces jaunes
one of options for those wishing to help enfants réfugiés du monde to gain publicity. Have found other googled refs, assume it is some kind of show to raise money for charity
It's a French operation to gather some money for charity (the yellow coins).
I don't know if there is a translation for that.
Why don't you leave it in French and give a short explanation in parenthesis.
15:31 Jun 21, 2005
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opération pièces jaunes
small change collecting
Explanation: organised by the French post office, a nation-wide operation to collect change (the name comes from the yellow coins in France when they still used Francs)for various charities, mainly healthcare related charities
Julia Maitland France Local time: 10:12 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English
Explanation: When I was in elementary school we used to have "penny drives" in which everyone brought in their spare change... Sounds like a similar idea.
Jocelyne S France Local time: 10:12 Native speaker of: English
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pièces jaunes = small denomination currency
Explanation: in France this is coins up to 50 euro cents.
Is there a term in the UK for coins that are brass or gold coloured (pennies, etc.)?
xxxCMJ_Trans Local time: 10:12 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 34
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opération pièces jaunes
Explanation: This "operation" - a charity - was first created by Mrs Chirac to collect euro cents every year, in special boxes at the chemist's to fund improvements and games/toys for the benefit of hospitalized children. Its purpose may now be broader,
hduverle Local time: 04:12 Specializes in field Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 27
Explanation: - Loose Change Campaign. For one week, elementary school kids in Naperville, IL collected loose change for the Do Something Kids Tsunami Relief Fund.
- as the agency’s inaugural Loose Change Campaign got under way on March 8.
- Loose Change Collecting Box Appeal. A recent BBC news item stated that many people consider coins worthless and incredible as it may seem, a good proportion of people just throw them away! To capitalise on this, the Society has produced a Loose Change Collecting Box...
- Help SOS Children's Villages give vulnerable children a future by filling up one of our loose change collecting boxes.
Nick Lingris United Kingdom Local time: 09:12 Native speaker of: Greek PRO pts in category: 11