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12:10 Feb 2, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: fixing to start
needed for the translating of a book for 12 year olds
Andy
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Summary of answers provided
naequivalent de PMS
Chrystal
naavoir l'intention de [commencer] / compter commencer qqch.Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naPrêts à démarrerAlbert Golub
naprêts a démarrerAlbert Golub


  

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3 mins
prêts a démarrer


Explanation:
is it the title?

Albert Golub
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 2094

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6 mins
Prêts à démarrer


Explanation:
forgot an accent

Albert Golub
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 2094
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18 mins
avoir l'intention de [commencer] / compter commencer qqch.


Explanation:
Usage américain (= to intend).

Le Robert & Collins semble la meilleure référence :
fixing to do something = avoir l'intention de faire qqch. compter faire qqch.

Exemples divers (Internet) :
I am fixing to start looking for a steering column for my vandalized jeep (86 CJ7)

I am fixing to start playing like the real Ruben Patterson

J'ai l'intention de commencer à chercher...
Je me prépare à ....
Je suis sur le point de...


    Robert & Collins, Internet
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 497

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Albert Golub
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1 hr
equivalent de PMS


Explanation:
Il peut s'agir de l'équivalent de PMS (premenstrual symptoms), tout dépend du contexte (donc douleurs qui précèdent les règles)
usage courant

Chrystal
Local time: 12:28

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Albert Golub
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