mettre la focale sur

English translation: focus on

French term or phrase:mettre la focale sur
English translation:focus on
Entered by: Louisa T.

08:24 Dec 26, 2016
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / interview
French term or phrase: mettre la focale sur

"Céline Schoen est allée à leur rencontre avec l’objectif assumé de mettre la focale sur eux – et non sur leurs enfants. Sans jugement ni complaisance, mais avec l’idée que leurs témoignages pourront aider la société à appréhender ce nouveau phénomène de radicalisation."

Céline Schoen interviews parents whose children have gone to Syria.

I first just thought it was "blame" but it seems that it just means "focus on" since in the following sentence it says "sans jugement ni complaisance"...

She met these parents with the obvious goal of focusing on the parents...

probably a stupid question, but I've never seen this form used before.

Thank you!
Louisa T.
Local time: 01:50
focus on
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Laurette Tassin
Local time: 02:50
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Un grand merci Laurette !
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4 +6focus on
Laurette Tassin

Discussion entries: 3



10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
focus on


Laurette Tassin
Local time: 02:50
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 18
Grading comment
Un grand merci Laurette !
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you Laurette

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: FR lacks a single word for 'to focus', so different ways are used to say it.
46 mins
  -> merci!

agree  B D Finch: Though FR doesn't "lack a single word for 'to focus'", the single word being "focaliser".
3 hrs
  -> merci! BDF. Remarque : focaliser est parfois utilisé lorsque cette attention est concentrée sur un sujet en particulier au détriment d'un autre.

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Laurette, interesting comment about 'focaliser'.
5 hrs
  -> Thank you Nikki

agree  C. Tougas
10 hrs
  -> thanks!

agree  Daryo: simply // and also literally ...
18 hrs
  -> thank you

agree  AllegroTrans
1 day 4 hrs
  -> gracias!
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