KudoZ home » French to English » Advertising / Public Relations

la victoire rend intelligent

English translation: winning makes you smart


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.
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 Despaigne (nikscot)
English translation:winning makes you smart
... or, the more you win, the smarter you get
Selected response from:

Local time: 10:32
Grading comment
Yes, thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer


Summary of answers provided
na +3winning makes you smart



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

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

Local time: 10:32
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Yes, thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jgal: especially the second one!
10 mins

agree  morris: I like the second one too.
28 mins

agree  Yolanda Broad
5 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

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:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search