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la victoire rend intelligent

English translation: winning makes you smart

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05:14 Jul 20, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Advertising / Public Relations
French term or phrase: la victoire rend intelligent
Press release for a yacht race. The saying appears in the section where a skipper is explaining his choice of co-skipper for a particular race. The text describes the successful career of the skipper who has won tons of races and then goes on to say that the choice of Y as co-skipper is no accident, that his success makes him able to make a wise choice.

"Le choix est évident...un équiapge serein ou chaque poste est confié à un marin qui matrîse parfaitement sa fonction. La victoire rend intelligent et X en profite donc pour officialiser son choix : ce sera donc Y, un voisin, finistérien également."

Not difficult to understand, but no nice equivalent comes to mind... and I need it FAST!

Nikki
Nikki Despaigne (nikscot)
English translation:winning makes you smart
Explanation:
... or, the more you win, the smarter you get
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VBaby
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na +3winning makes you smart
VBaby


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): +3
winning makes you smart


Explanation:
... or, the more you win, the smarter you get

VBaby
Local time: 10:32
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agree  jgal: especially the second one!
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agree  morris: I like the second one too.
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