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this figure repesents but a fraction of

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07:48 Sep 14, 2007
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English to French translations [PRO]
Law (general)
English term or phrase: this figure repesents but a fraction of
Texte portant sur actualité législative européenne:

"In terms of generation of jobs, the spirits sector directly employs 55,000 people. ********This figure represents but a fraction of that for indirect employment*********, which includes the spirits industry's contribution to job creation in...."

J'a traduit mon **** par "Ce chiffre ne représente qu’une fraction du nombre d’emploi indirect". mais je souhaite m'assurer que "but"= "seulement" dans ce contexte.
Magali Brazier
Local time: 17:35

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5 +1ce chiffre ne représente qu'une fraction des emplois...
Christine Parant-Rochard

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ce chiffre ne représente qu'une fraction des emplois...

Dans ce contexte, le "but" semble bien être utilisé pour avec un sens réductif et la traduction la plus appropriée est probablement "ne représente que" comme vous le proposez.


Christine Parant-Rochard
Local time: 23:35
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

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