10:07 Sep 2, 2011
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Answer found elsewhere

French to English translations [PRO]
Linguistics / politiques linguistiques
French term or phrase: intercompréhension
voici la phrase :

La sauvegarde de la diversité et l'échange par la connaissance des langues, par l'intercompréhension, par la traduction et l'interprétation, sont les conditions premières de

diriez vous : mutual understanding ? Mais le sens est quelque peu différent, non ??

En linguistique, on parle d'intercompréhension des langues, quand on est capable de comprendre une langue que l'on ne connaît pas mais qui ressemble à une autre que l'on maîtrise.

Isabelle Barth-O'Neill
Local time: 00:31

Summary of answers provided
4 +2intercomprehension
1cross-language understanding
Gabrielle Leyden



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5
cross-language understanding

avenues to explore: interlinguistic understanding? cross-language (by analogy with cross-sensitivity in immunology)?


Gabrielle Leyden
Local time: 01:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2

This is used by the Council of Europe.

Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Richard Nice
1 hr
  -> Thanks.

agree  piazza d
10 hrs
  -> Thanks.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search