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a crowd forms of the longing to remain separate

French translation: une foule naît de l'envie de rester séparé. Les gens se parlent pour garder leurs distances...

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07:43 Aug 30, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: a crowd forms of the longing to remain separate
A crowd forms of the longing to remain separate. People speak to each other to keep their distance. They gather and divide into a crowd of individuals. They collate and stand looking so as not to be looked at. So as not to be recognized. Fame is the most excessive form of anonimity. And success is pure failure. They watch somebody being arrested for a sense of dignity. People keep budgies to remind themselves of freedom. People keep children so they can forget about themselves.
VGP
Local time: 20:41
French translation:une foule naît de l'envie de rester séparé. Les gens se parlent pour garder leurs distances...
Explanation:
Tout le passage est fondé sur le paradoxe.
foule / séparé
se parlent / garder leurs distances
regardent pour qu'on ne les regardent pas
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DPolice
Local time: 20:41
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merci beaucoup. VG
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Summary of answers provided
naune foule naît de l'envie de rester séparé. Les gens se parlent pour garder leurs distances...DPolice
nala foule procède du besoin d'individualisation
Yves Georges
nadésirent rester..
Maya Jurt
nasorry "de l'envie de"
Alexandra Hague
naFoule sont ceux qui désirent de rester à part.
Maya Jurt
naFoule sont ceux qui désirent de rester à part.
Maya Jurt
naLa foule se forme du l'envie de rester séparée.
Alexandra Hague


  

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9 mins
La foule se forme du l'envie de rester séparée.


Explanation:
Just a suggestion.

Alexandra Hague
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13 mins
Foule sont ceux qui désirent de rester à part.


Explanation:
Again, without context...

And is it the longing forming the crowd or those feelling it??

Maya Jurt
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14 mins
Foule sont ceux qui désirent de rester à part.


Explanation:
Again, without context...

And is it the longing forming the crowd or those feeling it??

The sentences following seem to indicate the latter.

Best.
Maya

Maya Jurt
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14 mins
sorry "de l'envie de"


Explanation:
Just correcting my French!

Alexandra Hague
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16 mins
désirent rester..


Explanation:
Sorry, my computer plays crazy. Sends the message twice and does not correct. Must be me.

Maya Jurt
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52 mins
une foule naît de l'envie de rester séparé. Les gens se parlent pour garder leurs distances...


Explanation:
Tout le passage est fondé sur le paradoxe.
foule / séparé
se parlent / garder leurs distances
regardent pour qu'on ne les regardent pas

DPolice
Local time: 20:41
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merci beaucoup. VG
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1 hr
la foule procède du besoin d'individualisation


Explanation:
ou du besoin de rester séparé.

Je continue à l'envers...
Je crois qu'il n'y a pas de mystère dans cette contradiction : il n'est que de remarquer que les parisiens, n'ont qu'une hâte : fuir Paris... pour se retouver sur les plages bondées de St Tropez.

HTH


    ma perception propre de l'anglais.
Yves Georges
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Mar 11, 2011 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Term askedWhole sentence \"A crowd...separate\" » a crowd forms of the longing to remain separate


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