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01:40 Jul 2, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: duck
i saw the duck

Summary of answers provided
navoir ci-dessousashiq mangel
Brigitte Gendebien



3 mins

Domaine(s) : zootechnie 1 / 1
duck canard n. m.
Déf. :
Oiseau domestique palmipède de la famille des Anatidés.
Note :
Diverses races de canards sont élevées soit pour la production de la chair soit pour celles des oeufs qui sont prisés en pâtisserie.
[Office de la langue française, 1984]

Brigitte Gendebien
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 755
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40 mins
voir ci-dessous

If you are looking for the literal meaning out of any particular context then Brigitte is right. However, the English word "duck" could be rendered in many ways in French in case it is related to a specific context.
For instance among others:
a sitting duck: cible facile (literal meaning: easy target)

ashiq mangel
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