she was ripe with her first child

French translation: elle était sur le point d'avoir son premier enfant

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12:38 Jan 15, 2002
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: she was ripe with her first child
When a daughter came back to her father's home, he had taken a second wife and this second wife was ripe with her first child...
nathtrad
Local time: 06:52
French translation:elle était sur le point d'avoir son premier enfant
Explanation:
= she was about to give birth
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Anne Amar
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1elle était sur le point d'avoir son premier enfant
Anne Amar
5elle était au terme de la grossesse de son premier enfant
GWere
4elle était grosse de son premier enfant
irat56
5 -2mûre
xxxohlala


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -2
mûre


Explanation:
elle était mûre pour son premier enfant, ou
elle été prête avec son premier enfant

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Note added at 2002-01-15 14:16:29 (GMT)
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mûre se dit de quelqu\'un qui a atteint son plein développement physiqueou intellectuelle...cf. dictionnaire larousse

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Note added at 2002-01-15 14:17:27 (GMT)
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intellectuel sans deux l bien sûr !

xxxohlala
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 247

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Claudia Iglesias: Comment cette réponse peut-elle être anonyme ? How can this answer be anonymous ?
3 mins
  -> qu'entendez-vous par anonyme svp?

disagree  Anne Amar: on n'est pas mûr pour un enfant
18 mins
  -> être mûre, avoir la maturité...être mature dans ce sens là...

disagree  sheila adrian: je dirai plutôt: sur le point d'accoucher
1 hr
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
elle était au terme de la grossesse de son premier enfant


Explanation:
I used the concept "au terme", implying that the mother is about to give birth to her child...

GWere
France
Local time: 06:52
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
elle était sur le point d'avoir son premier enfant


Explanation:
= she was about to give birth

Anne Amar
PRO pts in pair: 21

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agree  CGagnon
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
elle était grosse de son premier enfant


Explanation:
a bit "oldish" but if it suits the context, why not?

irat56
France
Local time: 06:52
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 1483
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