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French translation: sac hobo

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15:43 Feb 15, 2012
English to French translations [PRO]
Retail
English term or phrase: hobo bag
Il s'agit d'un modèle de sac à main Coach un peu plus «haut» que large, avec une pochette avant.
Isabelle Descoteaux
French translation:sac hobo
Explanation:
Ce terme ne se traduit pas en français. Voici sa définition en anglais:
The hobo bag is a style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slump, or slouch, when set down. There are many different sizes and shapes of this popular woman's fashion accessory.
This style of purse is called a hobo bag because it resembles the shape of the bindle on a stick that hobos are portrayed as carrying over their shoulder in drawings and cartoons.
Hobo bags are popular among Hollywood celebrities who favor the bohemian, or boho-chic, style familiarized by such celebrities as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sienna Miller, and Joss Stone.
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Carole Pinto
France
Local time: 20:14
Grading comment
Puisqu'il s'agit d'un document interne, et comme les étiquettes comportent le nom «hobo», j'ai décidé de rester plus près de l'anglais dans le cas présent. Merci.
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Carole Pinto


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
sac hobo


Explanation:
Ce terme ne se traduit pas en français. Voici sa définition en anglais:
The hobo bag is a style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder. Hobo bags are made out of soft, flexible materials and tend to slump, or slouch, when set down. There are many different sizes and shapes of this popular woman's fashion accessory.
This style of purse is called a hobo bag because it resembles the shape of the bindle on a stick that hobos are portrayed as carrying over their shoulder in drawings and cartoons.
Hobo bags are popular among Hollywood celebrities who favor the bohemian, or boho-chic, style familiarized by such celebrities as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sienna Miller, and Joss Stone.


    Reference: http://maroquinerie.twenga.fr/sac-hobo.html#hx=1&s=5&c=21055...
    Reference: http://www.saclongchampsboutique.com/2011-longchamp-hobo-sac...
Carole Pinto
France
Local time: 20:14
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Puisqu'il s'agit d'un document interne, et comme les étiquettes comportent le nom «hobo», j'ai décidé de rester plus près de l'anglais dans le cas présent. Merci.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  GILOU
1 hr
  -> Merci!

agree  enrico paoletti
1 day2 hrs
  -> Merci!

disagree  Germaine: Faut oser un peu! Il y a plein de "sacs vagabond" en ligne et sur des sources françaises, etc. (pas que canadiennes!) / Et le bon sens consiste à affirmer que l'anglais peut continuer à supplanter le français?
3 days6 hrs
  -> Sac vagabond: 1 740 000 résultats sur Google. Sac Hobo: 3 320 000 résultats. Je ne crois pas que ce soit une question d'oser, quand Longchamp, G. Darel ou Chanel appellent ce genre de sac le sac Hobo, ça me parait juste une question de bon sens.
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