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French translation: l'accent traînant de Belfast

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English term or phrase:slick accent
French translation:l'accent traînant de Belfast
Entered by: VGP
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13:58 Nov 20, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: slick accent
YOu're full a shite... he said, looking straight at me.
When you hear that coming in a slick BElfast accent, there's no mistake. Nobody was looking for trouble. NObody had said a word to him. He seemed very drunk and his dark eyes looked across at me either with intense rage or intense stupor.
VGP
Local time: 08:16
l'accent traînant de Belfast
Explanation:
le personnage parle avec un brogue (accent irlandais) accentué par l'alcool
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marantz
Switzerland
Local time: 08:16
Grading comment
merci beaucoup. VG
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Summary of answers provided
nal'accent traînant de Belfastmarantz
naaccent prononce'
Armineh Johannes
naManiéré, élégantJean-Luc Crucifix
naaccent gras
Yolanda Broad
nadoucereux, mielleux
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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19 mins
doucereux, mielleux


Explanation:
slick
a. smooth; sleek; smooth-tongued; smart; clever; slippery;
adv. deftly; cleverly;
v.t. to sleek; to make glossy.
n.a. smooth spot, as one covered with oil.
See sleek
New Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus, 1991

Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 08:16
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 755
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24 mins
accent gras


Explanation:
Je me demande s'il ne s'agit pas d'une allusion à la qualité physique "slick":

Du Robert et Collins Super Senior: (surface) glissant, gras/grasse.

Par référence à une qualité personnelle, gras acquiert le même niveau connotation péjorative que "slick" en anglais....


    Robert & Collins Super Senior
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 02:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 720
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30 mins
Maniéré, élégant


Explanation:
D'accord avec la réponse précédente, mais ce pourrait être aussi "élégant, maniéré". Il faudrait connaître l'accent de Belfast...

JL

Jean-Luc Crucifix
France
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 164
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32 mins
accent prononce'


Explanation:
in this text slick should be translated to give the meaning of sharp

Armineh Johannes
Local time: 23:16
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian), Native in ArmenianArmenian
PRO pts in pair: 20
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50 mins
l'accent traînant de Belfast


Explanation:
le personnage parle avec un brogue (accent irlandais) accentué par l'alcool

marantz
Switzerland
Local time: 08:16
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 107
Grading comment
merci beaucoup. VG
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