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15:54 Dec 4, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: I am enjoying the movie so far, Sophie is doing a great Job as Vic. I think the
I am enjoying the movie so far. Sophie is doing a great job as Vic. I think that the boy that Vic likes was mean to her by ignoring her. The movie scene was good. I think that Vic's mother and father are too protective of Vic. I like the movie and I think that the actress who plays Penelope is a good supporting actress. Her character is very active though and too much to handle.
Leslie Swiedler
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naLe film me plaît jusqu'à présent, Sophie s'en sort très bien dans le rôle de VicAna.uk
naHi, Leslie,
Yolanda Broad
naje trouve le film plutot bon jusque la, Sophie s'en sort bien dans le role de Vic.
alx


  

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10 hrs
je trouve le film plutot bon jusque la, Sophie s'en sort bien dans le role de Vic.


Explanation:
tone & register fidelity.

alx
Local time: 10:23
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 119
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16 hrs
Hi, Leslie,


Explanation:
I know you want to "shine" in your paper on this really wonderful movie--I use it all the time in the French classes I teach, and students always enjoy it a lot.

But... if you use someone else's translation, which is going to contain a lot of phrasing, grammar structures and vocabulary that your teacher surely knows you've never run across, you quite likely will simply fail the assignment on the basis of it's not being your own work.

So, how to solve your problem?

Look at the text you have written in English and try to decide keywords that you already know in French, that would convey your main meaning. And use those, plus patterns you've already learned, to write something that will give an idea of your meaning. I know you will have to give up part of what you wanted to say. For instance, I doubt very much you have ever run across a way to say "so far" in French, let alone how to put that into a sentence. What to do? Simply leave it out. Because here's the secret: your teacher doesn't know what is going on in your mind, just what you put on paper. If you can put together something interesting ENOUGH using the French you already know, your teacher will be quite impressed.

And do enjoy the movie! I've seen it maybe thirty times now, and I still get a kick out of it. There are very few films I could stand to see more than once or twice.

And a suggestion: is there any way you can rent the movie, so you can watch it again at home? If so, make sure you watch at least once with the subtitles covered. That way, you can develop your "ear" for the French. I found that when my students had seen that movie, they all of a sudden could spout all kinds of French they didn't know they already had!


    I'm a retired French teacher/professor (high school and college)
Yolanda Broad
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16 hrs
Le film me plaît jusqu'à présent, Sophie s'en sort très bien dans le rôle de Vic


Explanation:
I feel that "me plait" sounds more definite and positive, as in "I like the film.." rather than "I rather like the film...".Also, I feel that "très bien" ,ight be closer to "great"?


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