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16:33 Aug 29, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Qui est-ce que vous etes, vous, le professeur ou les etudiants?
This is just a term of a professeur asking question to the students
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naYou, who are you -- the teacher or the students?Mary Wilburn
nawho do you think you are, the teacher or the students?spodur
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Elisabeth Moser
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kecikyle
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Elisabeth Moser


  

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53 mins
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Explanation:
Who are you? Are you the professor or the students?


    Harper Collins
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 09:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 32

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1 hr
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Explanation:
Who are you? Are you the teacher or the students?

Teacher should be used at elementary and high school level, and professor at the college or university level. Hope it helps.

kecikyle
Canada
Local time: 09:42
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 4

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2 hrs
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Explanation:
I agree with the use of "teacher."
However, the word for teacher in French
in primary school is "instituteur/institutrice," in special
schools "educateur/educatrice," schol./
university "enseignant," but i.e.
she is a math teacher "elle est professeur de maths," so it really depends on the overall context.


    Harper Collins Robert
Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 09:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 32

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2 hrs
who do you think you are, the teacher or the students?


Explanation:
Depending on the context, the professor may be asserting his/her authority. It depends on the rest of the text.

spodur
PRO pts in pair: 7

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3 days19 hrs
You, who are you -- the teacher or the students?


Explanation:
"Vous," the ordinary form of direct address can be singular or plural, depending on context. Here, the questioner is addresses a class, hence the plural. The question seems a little odd, but the context makes it rational. The question arises in a television course for students beginning to learn French. A professor of French at Yale University devised the course to be taught using French only -- from the very first class. He begins by demonstrating who is who in the classroom and evaluates his success by asking students questions in French to determine what they have mastered. An early question is the one posed here.


    French televsion course sponsored as an Annenberg project and telecast on PBS.
Mary Wilburn
United States
Local time: 09:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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