dotation

English translation: prizes / prize money

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French term or phrase:dotation
English translation:prizes / prize money
Entered by: Tony M

18:04 Dec 19, 2016
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / website
French term or phrase: dotation
Hello,

"Jeu dédié
Recrutez de nouveaux clients dans un univers à votre image avec la dotation qui plaira à votre cible."

I really don't have much context, as far as I know, this is an international retail corporation trying to attract new clients with games/draws and the like. Would "endowment" be ok here (wordreference)?

Thank you
Louisa T.
Tunisia
Local time: 04:52
prizes
Explanation:
The singular 'dotation' clearly means 'the collection of prizes that can be won' — we can express it a lot more simply in EN!

Normally, they say things like 'de nombreux lots à gagner !'

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Note added at 33 minutes (2016-12-19 18:37:49 GMT)
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Ah yes, that's a faux ami! 'Prix' never really means 'prize' in the sense of something you enter a competition to win — think of it more as 'award' and you won't go wrong (Prix Goncourt, for example)
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Tony M
France
Local time: 05:52
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Thanks to everyone :)
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4 +2prizes
Tony M
Summary of reference entries provided
Example of "dotation" in the world of sport
Nikki Scott-Despaigne

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prizes


Explanation:
The singular 'dotation' clearly means 'the collection of prizes that can be won' — we can express it a lot more simply in EN!

Normally, they say things like 'de nombreux lots à gagner !'

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Note added at 33 minutes (2016-12-19 18:37:49 GMT)
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Ah yes, that's a faux ami! 'Prix' never really means 'prize' in the sense of something you enter a competition to win — think of it more as 'award' and you won't go wrong (Prix Goncourt, for example)

Tony M
France
Local time: 05:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 130
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone :)
Notes to answerer
Asker: I asked this question because I thought, if the source text meant "prize" they would have just put "prix" ...argh, thanks!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chakib Roula
57 mins
  -> شكرا Chakib!

agree  Verginia Ophof
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Verginia!
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1 day 17 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Example of "dotation" in the world of sport

Reference information:
Here "dotation" is used to describe the total value of prizes (prize-money) put on the table for the particular event : http://www.ouest-france.fr/sport/tennis/open-d-australie/ope...

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 19

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agree  Tony M
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