État: France

English translation: Country: France

05:51 May 20, 2018
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / on a birth certificate
French term or phrase: État: France
dans une acte de naissance, lorsque on dit "État: France", est-ce que on dit State ou Country en anglais?
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English translation:Country: France
Explanation:
In US English, state usually means one of the United States, while country usually means nation
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mrrafe
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3 +6Country: France
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Country: France


Explanation:
In US English, state usually means one of the United States, while country usually means nation

mrrafe
United States
Local time: 23:49
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: I think you would use "country" in UK English too.
47 mins
  -> Thank you Charles

agree  philgoddard: State would be OK too.
1 hr
  -> Thank you

agree  writeaway: to quote George, 'what else'?
1 hr
  -> Thank you

neutral  Daryo: your explanation is a bit limited: what about UK which is a State / Kingdom made of 4 countries?
8 hrs
  -> Yes, all here please understand my answer was deliberately parochial - I specified US Eng. to mean it's the perspective of a US clerical bureaucrat who'd be given pause by "State: France." ("Hah? When did THEY become a state - some UN nonsense?")

agree  katsy: Also, having checked on my passportS (European, including the UK), the word 'country' appears, but not 'state'. Country seems the clearest option.
11 hrs

agree  AllegroTrans
13 hrs

agree  Tony M
1 day 29 mins
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