to the extent that

French translation: dans la mesure où

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English term or phrase:to the extent that
French translation:dans la mesure où
Entered by: Emmanuella

19:32 Sep 14, 2011
English to French translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: to the extent that
EXPLICATION: Your delegation is limited to the extent that you are expected to act prudently in close concert
Rose2000
Local time: 03:23
dans la mesure où
Explanation:
as far as (to the extent that)
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Emmanuella
Italy
Local time: 09:23
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Summary of answers provided
3 +4dans la mesure où
Emmanuella
3 +1dans la mesure que
Tony M
4 -1à tel point que
Raji Lababidi (X)


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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
à tel point que


Explanation:
à tel point que

Raji Lababidi (X)
Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
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Asker: MERCI


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disagree  Tony M: I think that's the wrong meaning of 'to the extent that' here
23 mins
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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
dans la mesure où


Explanation:
as far as (to the extent that)

Emmanuella
Italy
Local time: 09:23
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Yes, with 'où' of course!
3 mins
  -> thanks

agree  sporran
5 hrs
  -> merci

agree  Jacek Sierakowski
5 hrs
  -> merci

agree  enrico paoletti
19 hrs
  -> merci
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
dans la mesure que


Explanation:
I think here, they are not saying that it is "limited to such a point that..." — since they don't go on to specify what point.

I think the intended meaning here is clearly "...is limited, inasmuch as..."

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Note added at 32 minutes (2011-09-14 20:05:03 GMT)
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The source text is arguably poorly written, I think my last suggestion would have been a clearer way to express it.

Tony M
France
Local time: 09:23
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 276

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Simo Blom
28 mins
  -> Thanks, Simo! Though I think Mamamia is more correct with her 'où'
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