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11:15 Jun 26, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: my town is birmingham.
to describe my town
samantha
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Je suis de Birmingham.Marissa Guggiana
naLa ville dans laquelle je vis est Birmimhgam.sarotchka
na -1J'habite Birminghamlaniti


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Je suis de Birmingham.


Explanation:
I am from Birmingham. simple and a good one to know.

Marissa Guggiana

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  laniti: Perfect way around it
2 mins
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7 mins peer agreement (net): -1
J'habite Birmingham


Explanation:
You can't really say "ma ville est Birmingham" (the exact translation of My town is B...). It simply doesn't sound French. J'habite B. means i live in the town of Birmingham but depending on what the previous or next sentence is or what you want to say you can replace "j'habite" by almost anything.
Give us more context and we'll find the approriate phrasing.

laniti
Local time: 13:07
PRO pts in pair: 58

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Marissa Guggiana: J'habite A Birmingham
2 hrs
  -> Marissa, you are wrong. check the Robert, one should say J'habite Paris , not A Paris etc...
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7 mins
La ville dans laquelle je vis est Birmimhgam.


Explanation:

The French expression is less eliptic than the English one.

sarotchka
Local time: 12:07
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Alain R: Je vis à B
6 hrs

agree  laniti: One lives DANS un pays and UNE ville. No preposition.
3 days 15 hrs
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