passé proche

English translation: recent past - recent memory - recent events - no so distant past - come up a little short -

23:22 May 9, 2018
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: passé proche
I'm doing a translation regarding SST training. I keep running into the term passé proche. I cannot give the complete phrase because I am bound by an NDA. This term has something to do with incident reports. The term is from a Quebecois document.
Jennifer Hagan-Rasigade
United States
Local time: 05:45
English translation:recent past - recent memory - recent events - no so distant past - come up a little short -
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Welcome to proZ.com, I was writing my answer without realizing it this was your first question, so I got a bit carried away.

But at any rate, take it in the spirit of help, and help us to help you.

There are Pro questions and Non-Pro questions.

Then there are the Pro-clairvoyant questions and the non-Pro-fortune-teller questions.

My apologies if that sounds slightly sarcastic, but I believe it is factual.

I would suggest you make up a sentence (totally different from your confidential one, but with similar structure and possibly giving the same parsing characteristics), which will enable the proZ.comlleagues to have a chance in hell (or in Heaven) to give you a meaningful answer that will no doubt help you.

Otherwise, the comments in the "discussion" area are there, and these should assist you anyhow.

I doubt your context may include something like "dodge the bullet" by little, i.e., the idea of a "near miss", but hey, that could also be a possibility.

My answer is a little bit of a "shotgun" answer, going all over the place, but I hope it gives you some idea to proceed.



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1 +3recent past - recent memory - recent events - no so distant past - come up a little short -
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recent past - recent memory - recent events - no so distant past - come up a little short -


Explanation:
Welcome to proZ.com, I was writing my answer without realizing it this was your first question, so I got a bit carried away.

But at any rate, take it in the spirit of help, and help us to help you.

There are Pro questions and Non-Pro questions.

Then there are the Pro-clairvoyant questions and the non-Pro-fortune-teller questions.

My apologies if that sounds slightly sarcastic, but I believe it is factual.

I would suggest you make up a sentence (totally different from your confidential one, but with similar structure and possibly giving the same parsing characteristics), which will enable the proZ.comlleagues to have a chance in hell (or in Heaven) to give you a meaningful answer that will no doubt help you.

Otherwise, the comments in the "discussion" area are there, and these should assist you anyhow.

I doubt your context may include something like "dodge the bullet" by little, i.e., the idea of a "near miss", but hey, that could also be a possibility.

My answer is a little bit of a "shotgun" answer, going all over the place, but I hope it gives you some idea to proceed.





JohnMcDove
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Odette Grille: recent past seems perfect to me (not so distant, t missing on "not")
5 hrs
  -> Merci bien, Odette! :-) (Ooops!, you're right!)

agree  Tony M: Depending on just how it is being used, quite possibly even just "recently"
10 hrs
  -> Right, "recently" might do. Thank you very much, Tony. :-)

agree  Chris Farrall: several good shots at clairvoyancy...
18 hrs
  -> Ha-ha. Thank you, Allegro. (Give me a couple hundred years of practice and Nostradamus will look like an innocent child... ;-)
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