pioneer

20:55 Apr 28, 2005
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English to French translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase: pioneer
En référence à la scolarité ou aux activités extra-scolaire...
"She attended a boarding school...she was attractive and athletic. She became one of the leading pioneers in the school."
Patricia Barré
Local time: 10:07


Summary of answers provided
3 +2l'une des figures de proue/leader
Sophieanne


Discussion entries: 2





  

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36 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
l'une des figures de proue/leader


Explanation:
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Note added at 37 mins (2005-04-28 21:32:14 GMT)
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C\'est ce qui me vient à l\'esprit... On peut tourner la phrase autrement:
\"Elle a rapidement acquis une grande popularité au sein de l\'école\"...

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Note added at 39 mins (2005-04-28 21:34:33 GMT)
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I think they mean she had a lot of personality, so people would follow her example...

another way of saying it would be:
Elle faisait figure de leader au sein de son école.



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Note added at 40 mins (2005-04-28 21:35:29 GMT)
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Or more simple:
\"Elle était très populaire\"...

Sophieanne
United States
Local time: 01:07
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elodie Rousseau: j'aime bien l'une des figures de proue
5 mins
  -> merci Elodie

neutral  Ghyslaine LE NAGARD: Oui moi aussi j'aime bien les propositions mais qu'advient-il de "pionnière" ? , par ailleurs un "leader" dans le système éducatif anglosaxon fait vraiment référence à un leader ou à un groupe par ex. "cheer leader" et non pas à populaire !
13 mins
  -> oui... cela dit, leader s'utilise aussi au sens premier, une personne dont le charisme entraîne les autres... et le contexte est très vague. Pionnier, en fçais, ça fait un peu far west...

agree  alx: vaut mieux leader que pionnière ici
13 hrs
  -> merci
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