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"A Place for all Seasons"

French translation: Notre cachette

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15:54 Jul 3, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: "A Place for all Seasons"
This phrase is needed for a sign to be place outside a country home. A home that we escape to year round.

I received a number of responses but do not know which one would appropriate to hang outside a country home.
John DePierro
French translation:Notre cachette
Explanation:
I liked mynnef's suggestion, so what about something along those lines - 'notre cachette' is 'our hiding place' (you said it was somewhere you like to get away to).

Or you could try 'notre jardin secret' (our secret garden)

Or even just 'notre secret' (our secret)
...
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jgal
Local time: 07:40
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Thank you for your excellent suggestion!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1Un paradis pour tout saisonsDawn Cuccinello-Cruz
naNot' gourbiDave Timms
naLà où il fait bon vivre, en été comme en hiver.
J-Gabriel
naNotre cachette
jgal
na -1Chez nous en toute saison
jgal
na -1Un lieu pour toutes saisonsMarylin Laurent


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Un lieu pour toutes saisons


Explanation:
I think this would look greaton a sign.

Good luck!

Marylin Laurent
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Native in Haitian-CreoleHaitian-Creole, Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore: Would'nt use un lieu
19 hrs
  -> and why not? How would you translate "a place"
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Un paradis pour tout saisons


Explanation:
It just sounds more poetic.

Dawn Cuccinello-Cruz
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore: Toutes les saisonsi
17 hrs
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Chez nous en toute saison


Explanation:
I think this would be most appropriate for a home, as 'chez nous' makes it slightly more personal and cosy, but I still find it sounds better in English...

Have you considered leaving it in English?

jgal
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 932

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore: Doesn't sound very French
10 hrs
  -> c'était pas évident de trouver un équivalent en français qui soit aussi poétique que la version anglaise !
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10 hrs
Not' gourbi


Explanation:
This is originally an Arab word meaning "shed" or "shack" - it has sort of negative overtones to it,like as in "dump" but I just like the word. Not' of course is an abbreviation of Notre.

Dave Timms
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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11 hrs
Notre cachette


Explanation:
I liked mynnef's suggestion, so what about something along those lines - 'notre cachette' is 'our hiding place' (you said it was somewhere you like to get away to).

Or you could try 'notre jardin secret' (our secret garden)

Or even just 'notre secret' (our secret)
...

jgal
Local time: 07:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 932
Grading comment
Thank you for your excellent suggestion!
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20 hrs
Là où il fait bon vivre, en été comme en hiver.


Explanation:
Originally, I omitted the "en" but it did not sound French to me. Hope it helps...

J-Gabriel
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 188
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