Une reponse de normand

English translation: A hesitant answer

10:43 Aug 9, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Une reponse de normand
Could someone help me with this one please.
Ben Herman
English translation:A hesitant answer
Explanation:
This is a lovely French expression which means "a hesitant answer". It is not really used anymore in modern French.

I hope I have helped you here.

Good luck with the rest of the translation.
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Summary of answers provided
naan evasive answer
Heathcliff
naNi oui, ni non!
rnoel (X)
naSitting on the fence
Telesforo Fernandez (X)
naA hesitant answer
abrir (X)


  

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3 mins
A hesitant answer


Explanation:
This is a lovely French expression which means "a hesitant answer". It is not really used anymore in modern French.

I hope I have helped you here.

Good luck with the rest of the translation.

abrir (X)
PRO pts in pair: 56

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Heathcliff
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3 mins
Sitting on the fence


Explanation:
When one does not respond, one sits on the fence. That is the menaing of the phrase.Best of luck.

Telesforo Fernandez (X)
Local time: 05:13
PRO pts in pair: 216

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Heathcliff
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6 mins
Ni oui, ni non!


Explanation:
Standard idiom.

rnoel (X)
PRO pts in pair: 31

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Heathcliff
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4 hrs
an evasive answer


Explanation:
(standard colloquial French idiom)

(sorry I didn't see your query until after you'd chosen an answer...)


    Grand Dictionnaire Larousse Francais-Anglais (Larousse, 1995)
Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 16:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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