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14:50 May 11, 2018
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: Never assume
Hello guys,

I'm wondering how to render this best:

"Never assume that you are talking to the decision maker"

I'm struggling to find an elegant rendition:

"Ne prenez jamais pour acquis que vous vous adressez au décideur"
"Ne partez jamais du principe que vous vous adressez au décideur"
"Ne présumez jamais que vous vous adressez au décideur"

...I find the first two a little heavy, and I'm not sure about that last one.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

PHD
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Pierre Daveux
France
Local time: 20:20


Summary of answers provided
4 +1ne partez jamais du principe que
FX Fraipont
3 +1Ne jamais présumer
Houda Dekhla


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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
never assume
Ne jamais présumer


Explanation:
A vrai dire, c'etait le mot qui m'etait venu à la tête en lisant la phrase en anglais. Raison pour laquelle je trouve que la troisième phrase est la plus adéquate dans ce contexte. Mais il est trés possible que j'aie tort.

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Note added at 23 mins (2018-05-11 15:13:44 GMT)
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PS. J'ai suivi votre titre d'oú le verbe en infinitif. :)

Houda Dekhla
Sweden
Local time: 20:20
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench

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47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
never assume
ne partez jamais du principe que


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FX Fraipont
Belgium
Local time: 20:20
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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