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15:16 Feb 25, 2012
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English to French translations [PRO]
Medical - Psychology / BDD Body dysmorphic disorder CBT
English term or phrase: the feature is ugly
In general, in my experience, it is unhelpful to attempt to modify the apprais- als in BDD or to question the content of the person’s evaluations using empiricism or logic (for example, by asking, “What’s the evidence that your nose is crooked and ugly?”) or to set up a survey to test whether such a belief is true or not (eg, a survey of people’s opinions about whether the feature is ugly).

Should I say "le trait est laid"?
natjaden
Local time: 08:38
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4 +2ce trait de son visage est laidIsabelle F. BRUCHER
5non, il faut reformuler toute l'expression entre parenthèses
Trada inc.
3ce détail enlaidit
Bernard M


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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
non, il faut reformuler toute l'expression entre parenthèses


Explanation:
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Trada inc.
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 30

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neutral  Isabelle F. BRUCHER: J'ai voulu aller trop vite, j'ai traduit seulement l'expression demandée, mais vous avez raison, sinon on reste bloqué au niveau de "about whether"... La suggestion d'AntoineH dans les Discussion Entries me semble la meilleure...
15 mins
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
ce trait de son visage est laid


Explanation:
c'est-à-dire le nez de la personne atteinte de "BDD".

Grand Robert & Collins:
feature ['fiːtʃəʳ] → synonyms → Business
1 noun
***a [facial] ▶ trait m (du visage)***
■ the features : la physionomie
■ to have delicate features : avoir les traits fins

b of person; [physical] ▶ trait m
of personality ▶ caractéristique f
of machine, countryside, building ▶ caractéristique f, ▶ particularité f


ugly ['ʌglɪ] adjective → synonyms
a [person, appearance, face, building, word] ▶ laid
[wound, scar] ▶ vilain before n
■ as ugly as sin : moche ✰ comme un pou | laid comme un singe
■ ugly duckling (figurative use) : vilain petit canard m

=> "moche" et "vilain" sont de bons synonymes aussi.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2012-02-25 17:35:37 GMT)
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N.B. sondage d'opinion (sans -s), après vérification. On dit aussi tout simplement "sondage".

Isabelle F. BRUCHER
Belgium
Local time: 09:38
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Frankie JB: Semble bien oui! ("pour savoir si ce trait de visage est (réellement) laid")
14 mins
  -> Merci ! "Par exemple un sondage d'opinions pour savoir si ce trait de visage est (réellement) laid" - ben oui, finalement...

agree  Françoise Vogel: d'accord sur le raisonnement (ajouter du visage); je dirais plutôt : cette partie du visage ...
17 mins
  -> "cette partie du visage" - ou "de son visage"? - oui, très juste...
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
ce détail enlaidit


Explanation:
une suggestion

Bernard M
France
Local time: 09:38
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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