auprès de

08:35 Feb 16, 2012
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / preposition
French term or phrase: auprès de
Priere d'informer le Comite National pour la Francophonie des noms et fonctions des collaborateurs qui pourront assister a cette ceremonie (aupres de leurs Excellences les Ambassadeurs).
L'entree sera strictment sur invitation.

Dear Colleagues,
I need your assistance please in proofreading the above sentence. Is my translation correct?

Kindly inform the National Committee of the Francophonie of the names and functions of collaborators who will be able to assist in this ceremony (together with their Excellencies the Ambassadors).
Entry shall strictly be given to invitation holders.

Many thanks for your help in advance..
Taghreed Mahmoud
Local time: 13:34

Summary of answers provided
4 +5with
B D Finch

Discussion entries: 1



22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
aupres de

I'm afraid that there are rather a lot of errors in your translation. KudoZ is only meant for asking about single terms, not for revising an entire paragraph. Note that "collaborateurs" and "collaborators", "assister" and "assist" are false friends.

Note added at 29 mins (2012-02-16 09:04:53 GMT)

"Together with" is a pleonasm and the wrong (informal) register.

Note added at 43 mins (2012-02-16 09:19:14 GMT)


B D Finch
Local time: 13:34
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks so much .. So aupres de in the above context could be translated as "together with".

Asker: so you think the correct translation of "aupres de" in the above context is "with their Excellencies the Ambassadors"?.. Many thanks to you

Asker: Thanks so much

Asker: I feel so regretful that I posted this question. Should I say I am sorry to every one here... To Mr. David. Thanks for your help. It is so kind of you though i have basic dictionaries..

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Liliane Hatem
5 mins
  -> Thanks Liliane

agree  Philippa Smith
24 mins
  -> Thanks Philippa

agree  David Hayes: Answer available in even the most basic dictionary. Compare your translation of the last sentence with: 'Admission will be strictly by invitation only'
48 mins
  -> Thanks David. Yes, indeed.

agree  Donovan Libring
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Donovan

agree  njweatherdon
3 hrs
  -> Thanks
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