Off topic: Translation of "Forceur" from FR to EN
Thread poster: Sarai Pahla (MD) MBChB

Sarai Pahla (MD) MBChB
Germany
Local time: 03:51
Member (2012)
Japanese to English
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Sep 15, 2017

Hi everyone!
While chatting to some Ingress friends (www.ingress.com), someone called someone else a "forceur" as a joke, and we're trying to figure out the appropriate term in English.
The description is someone who is very eager to get something, to the point of being overbearing.
Is there a single term (preferably slang, however regional) to describe this?

[Edited at 2017-09-15 09:22 GMT]


 

sam@fr-uk
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:51
French to English
pushy? Sep 15, 2017

Sarai Pahla (MD) MBChB wrote:

The description is someone who is very eager to get something, to the point of being overbearing.
Is there a single (preferably slang, however regional) to describe this?


The first word that springs to my mind is the adjective "pushy", as in "he's so pushy", "pushy parents".


 

Christophe Delaunay  Identity Verified
Italy
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Spanish to French
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Was it supposed to be French? Sep 15, 2017

Never ever heard that word!

 

Sarai Pahla (MD) MBChB
Germany
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Japanese to English
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I agree Sep 15, 2017

sam@fr-uk wrote:

The first word that springs to my mind is the adjective "pushy", as in "he's so pushy", "pushy parents".


Same!icon_smile.gif Haven't come up with anything better.


 

Sarai Pahla (MD) MBChB
Germany
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Yes, it was! Sep 15, 2017

Christophe Delaunay wrote:

Never ever heard that word!


This is probably slang as well - I'm not sure!icon_smile.gif


 

The Misha
Local time: 21:51
Russian to English
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Eager beaver, perhaps? Sep 15, 2017

That would be a common enough US label for someone who seems overly enthusiastic about something.

 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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Eager beaver Sep 15, 2017

I don't think "eager beaver" suggests the element of bossiness of the word "forceur", whereas "pushy" does. An eager beaver is someone who is madly keen but not necessarily bossy or pushy.

 


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