en l'état

English translation: as things stand..as the situation is now..at the moment

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French term or phrase:en l'état
English translation:as things stand..as the situation is now..at the moment
Entered by: Neil Rear

20:48 Apr 6, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s)
French term or phrase: en l'état
Le paiement même partiel, même échelonné de la créance d'IBM France est en l'état impossible. (France)
Neil Rear
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:56
as things stand..as the situation is now..at the moment
Explanation:
:)en l'état [des choses]

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Note added at 59 mins (2005-04-06 21:47:37 GMT)
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est, en l\"etat, impossible...it\'s one of those interjected thingies..so you go: is impossible as things now stand.


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Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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en l'état
as things stand..as the situation is now..at the moment


Explanation:
:)en l'état [des choses]

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Note added at 59 mins (2005-04-06 21:47:37 GMT)
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est, en l\"etat, impossible...it\'s one of those interjected thingies..so you go: is impossible as things now stand.


cheers

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 406
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Thank you Jane!

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