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00:15 Oct 24, 2006
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English to French translations [PRO]
Economics / abrupt and shuddering stop
English term or phrase: abrupt, shuddering stop
In France, an **abrupt, shuddering stop** is described as an arrêt brutal. Brutal is again meant metaphorically, just as the English talk of something stopping “dead”. However, the slowdown in the European and Japanese economies is, quite literally, brutal and, quite possibly, fatal to their hopes of a sustained recovery.

Des idées pour un adjectif aussi percutant :)
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3 +1voir ci-aprèsxxxCMJ_Trans
3un brusque arrêt qui fait frissonner



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un brusque arrêt qui fait frissonner


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voir ci-après

En fait il est quasi-impossible de trouver une solution élégante à cette question sans "tricher" quelque peu car la bonne traduction est déjà donnée dans la phrase.
Je dirais: En France (ou en français) lorsque quelque chose s'arrête de façon soudaine et définitive, on parle d'un "arrêt brutal", le mot "brutal" étant employé .....

Note added at 7 hrs (2006-10-24 07:18:01 GMT)

This prosperity came to a brutal halt one century later with the arrival of phylloxera, ... through the progress made in ænology* and most particularly, ...
www.medoc-wines.com/rubriques-eng/histoire.htm -

bizarre - on le dit en anglais aussi donc pourquoi toute cette histoire !


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