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04:32 Nov 7, 2008
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English to French translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: back in China
From the narration of a documentary: "Back in China, Mr. Wu is an example of this." The "back in China" does not refer to Mr. Wu (he's been there all along), but to the narration itself, as the documentary had covered China before and now returns to this subject.
The translator put: "M. Wu, de retour en Chine, en est un exemple". It seems to me that this would rather mean Wu has returned to China. How would you clarify this?
Joachim Siegert
China
Local time: 00:28
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Summary of answers provided
3 +5Revenons en Chine maintenant où notre M. Wu en est un bel exemple
Myriam Dupouy
3 +2en Chine1045
3 +2Retour en Chine où.....polyglot45
3 +1pour en revenir à la Chine
FBrisson


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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
back in china
en Chine


Explanation:
En Chine, le cas de M. Wu est un bel exemple de ceci ...

1045
Canada
Local time: 18:28
PRO pts in category: 44

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aymeric de Poyen Bellisle
7 hrs
  -> Un gros merci, Aymeric ...

agree  Nicolas Coyer
9 hrs
  -> Un gros merci, Nicolas ...
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
back in china
Revenons en Chine maintenant où notre M. Wu en est un bel exemple


Explanation:
Since it's the narration of a documentary, I would have something like :
Revenons en Chine maintenant où notre M. Wu en est un bel exemple" (end of the sentence depending on what follows).

Myriam Dupouy
France
Local time: 00:28
Works in field
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 19

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  kashew
32 mins
  -> Thank you Kashew !

agree  Sandra Mouton
3 hrs
  -> Merci Sandra !

agree  Aymeric de Poyen Bellisle
4 hrs
  -> Merci Aymeric !

agree  Nicolas Coyer
7 hrs
  -> Merci Nicolas !

agree  Valérie Cromphaut
1 day7 hrs
  -> Merci Valérie !
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
back in china
pour en revenir à la Chine


Explanation:
Après une digression, on revient à la Chine, sujet abordé plus tôt dans le texte

FBrisson
France
Local time: 00:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 16

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agree  bohy
8 hrs
  -> Merci bohy!
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
back in china
Retour en Chine où.....


Explanation:
tout simplement

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Note added at 4 hrs (2008-11-07 08:32:34 GMT)
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où M. Wung est désormais l'exemple type de......

polyglot45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 103

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sébastien Ricciardi: De retour en Chine// oui c'est ca : "Nous sommes maintenant de retour en Chine où..."
2 hrs
  -> non - cela serait lui qui serait de retour - or je crois comprendre que c'est l'action qui repart en Chine

agree  Sandra Mouton
2 hrs
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