cock-eyed

15:52 Dec 27, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: cock-eyed
...just can't think of the french for this one
Franky


Summary of answers provided
nabrindezingue
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nadécalé
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na"qui louche" or "louche" or "de travers" or "à dormir debout"
Louise Atfield
nasaoul; fantasque/insensé; absurde; saugrenu; idiot; tordu
Yolanda Broad
nafarfelu
Corinne


  

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55 mins
farfelu


Explanation:
Need some more context.

cockeyed: farfelu;
qui ne tient pas debout;
qui a un oeil qui dit zut à l'autre.

Bonne chance,

Corinne


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Corinne
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1 hr
saoul; fantasque/insensé; absurde; saugrenu; idiot; tordu


Explanation:
Sans contexte, il est difficile de déterminer ce dont vous avez besoin. Voici ce que propose Termium :

(1) pour quelqu'un :
French:Translation
saoul s
ivre s

(2) Pour une idée :

French:Translation
idée fantasque s FEM
idée insensée s FEM

(3) Pour une politique :
French:Translation Problems
Language Problems
politique absurde s
OBS - saugrenue idiote s

Et voici ce que propose l'Oxford SuperLex :

cockeyed[!]adjective [plans, ideas] tordu.


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Yolanda Broad
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1 day 16 hrs
"qui louche" or "louche" or "de travers" or "à dormir debout"


Explanation:
If you are talking about someone wyo is cock-eyed, a French equivalent would be "une personne qui louche" or you would say about him or her "il/elle louche".

Something cock-eyed would be "quelque chose de (qui est) louche", (in the sense of something suspicious, shady, ambiguous). Or in the sense of something physically crooked, would be "quelque chose qui est de travers".

If you talk about a cock-eyed story, you would say "une histoire à dormir debout", or "qui n'a pas de bon sens".

I have heard some of my fellow French Canadians use the expression, directly borrowed from English "il/elle est cock-l'oeil" :-)


Louise Atfield
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8 days
décalé


Explanation:
C'est vrai que sans plus de contexte... cock-eyed décrit quelque chose qui n'est pas droit.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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30 days
brindezingue


Explanation:
Le dictionnaire ci-dessous propose aussi :
fou, fantasque, insensé; ivre, saoul, brindezingue (familier)*

En français familier (si c'est bien le ton de votre texte) :
dingue (fou); de traviole (de travers); schlass (ivre)**




Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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