à la lumière de

English translation: in (the) light of

French term or phrase:à la lumière de
English translation:in (the) light of
Entered by: Dwain Richardson

03:55 Sep 20, 2011
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / vocabulary
French term or phrase: à la lumière de
This comes from the same mock letter as before.

"De plus, vous démontrez une motivation à poursuivre l'amélioration de votre autonomie ... L'équipe a analysé votre demande à la lumière des nouvelles informations et constats."

Going by context, I came across three possible options:

"You were also motivated to continue improving your independence... Your application was analysed based on (in light of/in the context of new information and new assessments."

I was thinking that the first option, "based on", can work in this context. However, I came across two other options in parentheses. As a translator, which of these options would you select? Or do you have other suggestions?

I'm looking forward to hearing from you as always.

Thank you!
Dwain Richardson
Local time: 11:52
in (the) light of
'in (the) light of ' is similar to 'in view of'.
This is an idiom, this may be the brighter way of saying it...
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peter palladius
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in (the) light of

'in (the) light of ' is similar to 'in view of'.
This is an idiom, this may be the brighter way of saying it...

peter palladius
Local time: 22:22
Native speaker of: English

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agree  emiledgar
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agree  BrigitteHilgner
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agree  cc in nyc: in light of
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agree  Tony M
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agree  Barbara Cochran, MFA
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agree  MartinPorto
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agree  Roberta Beyer: in light of
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