how the poor folks live

French translation: ...comment est la vie des pauvres diables

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English term or phrase:how the poor folks live
French translation:...comment est la vie des pauvres diables
Entered by: Alex Zelkind (X)

10:11 Jan 16, 2004
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: how the poor folks live
"Billy,' he says. "Billy! Comme in!Have a seat! Let's talk about how the poor folks live.'
Setting: rural SOuth Louisiana, depression, 1920s
VGP
Local time: 15:36
...comment est la vie des pauvres diables
Explanation:
...comment est la vie des sans-le-sou
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Alex Zelkind (X)
Grading comment
merci beaucoup. V
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1parlons de la situation des pauvres
Nancy Bonnefond
4 +1...comment est la vie des pauvres diables
Alex Zelkind (X)
4parlons des conditions de vie des pauvres (ou gens pauvres)
hirselina
3 +1Aassois-toi et parlons de la vie des pauvres gens.
manouche
3Racontons-nous (un peu) la vie de pauvres
CMJ_Trans (X)


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
parlons de la situation des pauvres


Explanation:
parlons de la façon de vivre des pauvres

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Note added at 2004-01-16 10:17:18 (GMT)
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Si on parlait de la manière dont les pauvres vivent?

Nancy Bonnefond
France
Local time: 15:36
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 161

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nicolas Bonsignore
29 mins
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
...comment est la vie des pauvres diables


Explanation:
...comment est la vie des sans-le-sou


Alex Zelkind (X)
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 60
Grading comment
merci beaucoup. V

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rene_teews: parlons donc de la vie de ces pauvres diables - ne pas s'emcombrer de la traduction du "how"
11 mins
  -> Merci bien :)
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Racontons-nous (un peu) la vie de pauvres


Explanation:
Billy, viens, assieds-toi, racontons-nous des histoires entre pauvres.....

CMJ_Trans (X)
Local time: 15:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5820

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  rene_teews: risky "entre pauvres" without knowing if the character are part of the "poor folks" most translation suggested they were from an upper class - do you have insider information? :-)
37 mins
  -> contexte = 1920 dépression - qui était riche!
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
parlons des conditions de vie des pauvres (ou gens pauvres)


Explanation:
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hirselina
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 868
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Aassois-toi et parlons de la vie des pauvres gens.


Explanation:
(sans)

manouche
Local time: 15:36
PRO pts in pair: 112

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sylvain Leray: le mieux : assieds-toi et parlons de la vie des pauvres gens
1 hr
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