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11:18 Dec 1, 2010
English to French translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: never had one of those, actually
Il s'agit d'une réplique d'un héros simili James Bond, mercenaire. Anglais, élégant, plutôt cultivé, il parle une langue châtiée. Il est au téléphone avec son "agent" (une femme) qui cherche à le convaincre d'accepter un job "facile", un job que le héros ne sent pas, pour ainsi dire. La phrase en entier est :" Easy money, now that’s a great idea. Never had one of those, actually." Son agent lui répond, d'un air enjoleur : "You should definitely try it. I can tell you from personal experience it can be life changing."
Mille merci!
josepjkitchenn
France
Local time: 21:47
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Summary of answers provided
4Je n'ai jamais expérimenté la chose, à vrai dire.xxxClaire Duffo
3 +1ce serait bien la première fois!
Marinette Somerville
3 +1je n'ai jamais trempé là-dedans/touché à ça à vrai dire
swanda
3connais pasemiledgar
3Jamais essayé!Louis Cyril P
3Ce serait une première !polyglot45
3en fait, ça n'a jamais été le cas!mimi 254


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Ce serait une première !


Explanation:
je sais pas s'il parle de l'idée ou de l'argent facile. Anglais pas clair !
Ma solution est donc également ambigüe

polyglot45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 543
Notes to answerer
Asker: Et bien j'ai le même problème que vous avec cette phrase, assez mal écrite. Que pensez-vous de cette trad' pour la réponse de l'agent: "Et bien c’est le moment d’essayer. Je peux te dire d’expérience que ça peut te changer la vie." Merci encore pour votre aide!

Asker: J'oubliais: il parle de l'argent en tant qu'idée, concept. Merci merci!

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18 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
je n'ai jamais trempé là-dedans/touché à ça à vrai dire


Explanation:
another suggestion

swanda
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agree  SOL MARZELLIER DE PABLO
2 hrs
  -> thanks :-)
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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
ce serait bien la première fois!


Explanation:
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Marinette Somerville
Austria
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agree  GILOU
2 hrs
  -> merci Gilles!
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49 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Jamais essayé!


Explanation:
Une suggestion

Louis Cyril P
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58 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
en fait, ça n'a jamais été le cas!


Explanation:
suggestion given the "easy money" before!

mimi 254
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
connais pas


Explanation:
Maybe not châtiée enough...

emiledgar
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1 day 9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Je n'ai jamais expérimenté la chose, à vrai dire.


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xxxClaire Duffo
Local time: 21:47
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Changes made by editors
Dec 1, 2010 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Term askedEasy money? Never had one of those, actually » never had one of those, actually


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