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Dutch to French translations [PRO]
Poetry & Literature
Dutch term or phrase: Dutch to French mistranslation?
Hi,

I'm translating a document from French to English, but the writer was Belgian, so I'm wondering if the phrase I can't understand might be a mistranslation/direct translation from Flemish/Dutch.

The term is "la dent du coq t'ayant mordu," which for those of you who don't speak French literally means "having been bitten by the rooster's tooth."

Je sais que tu es sorti de l'hopital... et que, la dent du coq t'ayant mordu, tes vêtements sont depuis six ans suspendus dans toutes sortes plus ou moins élégantes de vestiaires...

Any ideas? Thanks!
Hattie Hill
Local time: 12:19
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Summary of answers provided
4tu es matinal
Aurore Fussen
1tu mènes une vie de château
Aurore Fussen


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tu es matinal


Explanation:
le coq t'as mordu = tu es tombé de ton lit ce matin ! = tu es debout aux aurores = tu t'es levé avant le chant du coq



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tu mènes une vie de château


Explanation:
(figuurlijk) de gebraden haan uithangen
faire le grand seigneur, mener une vie de château

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