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15:08 Jun 13, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: yours
Dear Paul,
Always yours,

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naLe tienneDawn Cuccinello-Cruz
nasincèrement/tienne pour toujoursEric Lovett
naSincèrement vôtreHélène Lévesque



7 mins

"Sempre tua" sounds a bit "committed".


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33 mins
Sincèrement vôtre

Now, sincèrement vôtre might sound a tad formal. You might prefer "À toi" if Paul is someone closer to you.

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Hélène Lévesque
Local time: 11:55
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 6

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2 hrs
sincèrement/tienne pour toujours

Just to add to HLévesque, most of the time when writing to my friends or acquaintances in French I drop the 'yours' because without it you're not being too "romantic". However, if romance is your goal, "Tienne pour toujours" would do fine.

Eric Lovett
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3 hrs
Le tienne

Le tienne is the litteral translation for yours. However, in this context you could also say something like, "ton ami toujours," "ton amour" (if it's a love letter), or "Je pense a toi." I wouldn't use the literal translation of Le tienne toujours. Good luck!

Dawn Cuccinello-Cruz
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