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|French to English translations [PRO]|
Tourism & Travel / Tourism
|French term or phrase: Si le bonheur existe sur terre, il en est sûrement tombé..|
|I understand the meaning of this but how do I put it in English without sounding clumsy or too literal. THe last part - based on the context - seems to suggest that a few pinches of happiness fell into the sea as well!!|
"Si le bonheur existe sur terre, il en est sûrement tombé des pincées sur Cavalaire. Et pas seulement dessus! "
|Local time: 06:57|
|If there is such a thing as happiness here below, it has been lavished upon...|
Trying my hand at this...
If there is such a thing as happiness here below, it has been lavished upon Cavalaire, and not just upon it...
I am using the standard expression "here below" for "sur terre" to fit in with the rest of the metaphor, especially in terms of spatial relationships:
1. happiness descending (from the heavens)
2. happiness distributed to more than just the surface ("upon")
"Lavish" is in keeping with other images from your text (judging from your other questions): a bountiful earth, wholesome air...
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Local time: 21:27
|Thanks Yolanda - I like the "lavished upon" although I modified "here below" with "earth". Nikki's suggestion was also good - alas can't select both :-(|
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If there's such a thing as happiness on earth, Cavalaire and its surrounding area seem to ...
...have got it in spades.
Local time: 03:27
Native speaker of: English
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