de nos 20 ans

English translation: in our twenties

01:27 Dec 23, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: de nos 20 ans
General context, talking about current and future social trends. It comes from the phrase "de notre rapport au monde de nos 20 ans".

Does it mean "20 years from now"? Could someone please confirm or otherwise.

Thanks in advance
Rod
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English translation:in our twenties
Explanation:
How we view/relate to the world in our twenties. Or possibly looking back at the world we knew in our twenties, depending on the context and the current age of the people in question!
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na"of our youth"
Louise Atfield
nain our 20's or in our youth
Kenn Lambing
naback when we were twenty
Yolanda Broad
nain our twenties
Angela Arnone
nain our twenties
JMcKechnie
naat 20 years (of age)
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2 hrs
at 20 years (of age)


Explanation:
From Larousse: aller sur ses trente ans = going on thirty.
20 years from now is "d'ici à 20 ans".


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Parrot
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Yolanda Broad
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6 hrs
in our twenties


Explanation:
How we view/relate to the world in our twenties. Or possibly looking back at the world we knew in our twenties, depending on the context and the current age of the people in question!


    general
JMcKechnie
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Yolanda Broad

Kenn Lambing

Hélène Ally
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9 hrs
in our twenties


Explanation:
I agree with the second suggestion.


Angela Arnone
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Yolanda Broad

Kenn Lambing
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2 days 15 hrs
back when we were twenty


Explanation:
Your whole phrase would read "how we related to our world back when we were twenty/back when we were in our twenties"

Yolanda Broad
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PRO pts in pair: 1551

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Kenn Lambing
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6 days
"of our youth"


Explanation:
We use the expression "de nos vingt ans" in French not so much to express particularly the time when we were precicely twenty years old, but rather as a phrase refering to our youth. This is the way you would express the same idea in English.

The whole expression might be translated as "our relation to the days of our youth" or "our relation to the world that existed when we were young" something like that.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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Kenn Lambing
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9 days
in our 20's or in our youth


Explanation:
I agree with the trend that this expression is more retrospect than prospective. It's not 20 years from now, it could be specifically "in our 20's" or generally "in our youth"

Kenn Lambing
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