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03:51 Dec 9, 2010
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French to English translations [PRO]
Archaeology / WWII/ Metal/Rusted
French term or phrase: pas en alu
WWII dog tags found in Ardennes Forest/ rusted These are my father's dog tags U.S. Army Battle of the Bulge. This is part of a blog by the gentleman who found the dog tags.
Susan Jolley Kisling
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2not (in) aluminum?
Melissa McMahon
4not made of allyxxxBourth
4non-aluminium
pat171


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pas en alu?
not (in) aluminum?


Explanation:
More context would help, but it sounds like a query about the metal. I'm pretty sure the "alu" is shorthand for "aluminum".

Melissa McMahon
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Local time: 19:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Travelin Ann: not made/manufactured of/in aluminum/aluminium
27 mins
  -> Yes, aluminum or aluminium - from the question I guessed US spelling might apply

agree  B D Finch: "of", not "in"
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
non-aluminium


Explanation:
sounds better than translating textually as "not in aluminium". However, it will all depend on the context.

pat171
Local time: 12:39
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
not made of ally


Explanation:
In "ally" the LY is pronounced as in "quietly", thus more like "Ali".

This takes me back forty years, when during school holidays I worked in an aluminium joinery. One of the "smoko" and lunchtime activities was darts playing. The MD came down to the shopfloor one day to play darts. When his dart hit the bullseye and bounced off, he said something like "Whose the dirty bugger who put a bit of ally in the bullseye?".

xxxBourth
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