purple

French translation: pourpre

11:44 Aug 3, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: purple
the color purple
Debbie Walsh
French translation:pourpre
Explanation:
but also
"violet" (with a touch of red) or "lilas"

Re. the film "the colour purple" which French title is "la couleur lilas"

Can also mean "cramoisi" -> to get purple in the face (with anger, etc.) = devenir cramoisi.
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annekneip (X)
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Local time: 09:31
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naViolet
Alessandra Hall
namauve
VBaby
na -1pourpre
annekneip (X)


  

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9 mins
Violet


Explanation:
The color is violet, but if you're asking about the movie "The color purple" I don't know.

Alessandra

Alessandra Hall
United States
Local time: 03:31
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10 mins peer agreement (net): -1
pourpre


Explanation:
but also
"violet" (with a touch of red) or "lilas"

Re. the film "the colour purple" which French title is "la couleur lilas"

Can also mean "cramoisi" -> to get purple in the face (with anger, etc.) = devenir cramoisi.


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annekneip (X)
Germany
Local time: 09:31
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 7

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Dave Simons: Not with the word pourpre but with the title of the film: in France the film was definitely called La Couleur Pourpre.
15 hrs
  -> Right, sorry - I mixed it up with the German title "Die Farbe Lila"
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26 mins
mauve


Explanation:
Can be used as an alternative to violet


    Reference: http://www3.sympatico.ca/moucheux/soie.htm
    Reference: http://www.plantes-et-jardins.com/catalogue/catalogue4.asp?i...
VBaby
Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 681
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