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French translation: fermer la main droite

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13:49 Jul 13, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: fold
fold the right hand
mario
French translation:fermer la main droite
Explanation:
I would agree with "plier" if we were talking about "bending" or folding laundry or paper, but to "fold one's hands" is "se joindre les mains". If you mean to close the hand, I would use "fermer la main".
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Gemmstone
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Local time: 19:34
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Summary of answers provided
na +4fermer la main droiteGemmstone
nafermez la main droiteyacine
narefermer
VBaby
naTourerBOB DE DENUS
naplier
jgal


  

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4 mins
plier


Explanation:
'plier' is the verb 'to fold'

If this is an instruction to someone, you should use the imperative form - 'pliez la main droite'...

jgal
Local time: 01:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +4
fermer la main droite


Explanation:
I would agree with "plier" if we were talking about "bending" or folding laundry or paper, but to "fold one's hands" is "se joindre les mains". If you mean to close the hand, I would use "fermer la main".


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Gemmstone
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Local time: 19:34
PRO pts in pair: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Suzanne Aubin
5 mins

agree  jgal: oui, c'est vrai - fermer la main est mieux
6 mins

agree  Alain R
15 mins

agree  Dawn Cuccinello-Cruz
2 hrs
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7 hrs
Tourer


Explanation:
If in cooking, to fold a pastry

Donner à une pâte feuilletée, à l'aide d'un rouleau à pâtisserie (ou d'un laminoir), les différentes opérations qui concourent à sa réalisation finale : plier, replier, abaisser.

GDT


[Office de la langue française, 1983]




BOB DE DENUS
Local time: 10:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 619
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14 hrs
refermer


Explanation:
On emploie aussi couramment refermer: "refermer la main droite".
Cf cette belle citation:

"Il est bon, j'en suis convaincu, que la main du poète, avant de se refermer sur le porte-plume, ait caressé longtemps, fut-ce seulement des yeux, les bêtes porte-plumes, porte-poils, porte-vie, porte-songes." Louis Daubier,
extrait des "Bêtes à bon Dieu"


VBaby
Local time: 00:34
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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17 hrs
fermez la main droite


Explanation:
You can write "fermes la main droite" to someone close to you (close friend, good coleague, son)
I hope it helps you.


yacine
Local time: 01:34
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 157
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