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15:34 Feb 3, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: promiscuous
biologist found promiscuous females
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Summary of answers provided
naLes biologists ont trouvé une femelle "aux moeurs légères"
khain
nades femelles qui s'apparient avec divers partenairesHélène Lévesque
na"...des femelles qui changent souvent de partenaires..."
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40 mins
"...des femelles qui changent souvent de partenaires..."


Explanation:
Il semble qu'une explication s'impose étant donné votre contexte.

Le mot "promiscuous" se traduit par "personne aux moeurs légères." Il fait souvent référence au vagabondage sexuel.

The above translation might do fine in regards to your context (biology).


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Letspeak
United States
Local time: 09:42
Native speaker of: Native in Haitian-CreoleHaitian-Creole
PRO pts in pair: 19

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5 hrs
des femelles qui s'apparient avec divers partenaires


Explanation:
good luck.

Hélène Lévesque
Local time: 08:42
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 6

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Les biologists ont trouvé une femelle "aux moeurs légères"


Explanation:
I suppose what is meant is "infidèle" since "aux moeurs légères" is something that applies to human beings. That is why I would use it between quotation marks to imply that it is rather a very special and restricted meaning.


khain
Local time: 15:42
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic

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