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17:55 May 19, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: mind over matter
general context
jill
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Summary of answers provided
nasuperiorite de l'esprit sur la matierexxxsylvieu
naVictoire de l'esprit sur le corpsvalfrhg
nasupériorité de l'esprit sur la matière
Béatrice Huret-Morton
navictoire de l'esprit sur la matière
Evelyna Radoslavova
naL'esprit est plus fort que la matiereLouise Atfield


  

Answers


17 mins
L'esprit est plus fort que la matiere


Explanation:
C'est l'expression que l'on emploie en francais.

Louise Atfield
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1 hr
victoire de l'esprit sur la matière


Explanation:
Says my Robert & Collins.

Or my personal favorite (Asterix, wasn't it?):
"victoire de la matière grise sur la matière grasse" ;-)

Hope this helps, Evelyna

Evelyna Radoslavova
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12 hrs
supériorité de l'esprit sur la matière


Explanation:
That's the expresion which is generally used.

Cheers,

Béa

Béatrice Huret-Morton
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13 hrs
Victoire de l'esprit sur le corps


Explanation:
The philosophical debate was always between "le corps et l'esprit" in French (see Pascal, Descartes, etc.); "le corps et la matière" sounds too much like an anglicism. I liked the Asterix quote, though :-).
Hope this helps.
Val.

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15 hrs
superiorite de l'esprit sur la matiere


Explanation:
Just to confirm one of the answers. Depending on the context, you can also say l'esprit superieur a la matiere or triomphe de l'esprit sur la matiere.

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