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19:23 Nov 2, 2013
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English to French translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
English term or phrase:to leverage up
The investor could be able to leverage up to a certain limit.
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You appear to be parsing the sentence wrongly - it's "leverage" + "up to a certain limit". However, we need some context - what products are they talking about, and what does it say before and after this sentence?
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effet de levier
Explanation: Sans contexte, difficile de traduire ce 'could', mais le reste de la phrase serait quelque chose comme '...pouvoir profiter d'un effet de levier jusqu'à une certaine limite.'
Cyril B. France Works in field Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 185
obtenir un effet de levier, jusqu'à une certaine limite
Explanation: The investor could be able to leverage up to a certain limit.
The investor could be able to + leverage + up to a certain limit.
"... pourrait être en mesure d'obtenir un effet de levier, jusqu'à une certaine limite."
Leverage = un effet de levier i.e. to obtain more results by leveraging than by straight/direct action; it doesn't necessarily mean getting deeper into debts; for example, one form of leverage involves getting the total control of a company while owning just few % of the total capital (while normally 51% would be required).
It's not specified in this ST what kind of leverage is involved, but a leverage is not s.t. that just happens, it's always a result that is actively sought after, thus "obtenir un effet de levier" is more appropriate than some neutral formulation.
Daryo United Kingdom Local time: 22:01 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Serbian, French PRO pts in category: 271