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11:36 Sep 16, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I am an only child.
I am an only child
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Summary of answers provided
naenfant unique
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naje suis un enfant uniquexxxcoline
naJe suis enfant uniqueLouise Atfield
nasee belowStéphanie Warren
naje suis seulement un enfant
Karin Dyson


  

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20 mins
je suis seulement un enfant


Explanation:
or je suis juste un enfant

Karin Dyson
Local time: 23:20
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 42

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Louise Atfield

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
see below


Explanation:
If you mean no brother or sister then:
for boy: je suis fils unique
for girl:je suis fille unique



Stéphanie Warren
Local time: 23:20
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 8

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Louise Atfield
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1 hr
Je suis enfant unique


Explanation:
You don't have to specify whether you are male of female. Enfant is a perfectly proper word. (in fact, enfant is even proper in this case if you are talking about an adult)

"Je suis seulement un enfant" would have been "I am only a child" in English



Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577

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Lionel Kempf
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1 day4 hrs
je suis un enfant unique


Explanation:
I agree with Dauphine: this is the only answer

xxxcoline
Local time: 17:20
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10 days
enfant unique


Explanation:
Je suis entièrement d'accord avec Dauphine. C'est la seule réponse possible pour décrire une dimension familiale comprenant un seul enfant. On peut, si on veut, spécifier fils/fille etc, mais stricto senso, votre terme se traduit parfaitement par 'enfant unique'.

De la preuve? Vous l'avez sur un site où l'on a accès au Dictionnaire Démographique & de la Santé de la Reproduction (de l'ONU, 1999), voir ci-dessous. Je voulais mettre l'URL de la page mais PROZ n'accepte pas un des caractères requis - tant pis).

Nikki


    Reference: http://www.popin.org/
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 23:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882
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