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la culture de l'esprit

English translation: the cultivation of the arts and the intellect

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14:29 Aug 31, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: la culture de l'esprit
Il lui attribuait d'ailleurs toujours la plus haute position dans les domaines de la culture de l'esprit et des arts.

spiritual culture? culture of the spirit?
I'd appreciate your suggestions.
Thanks,
Gabby
Gabby
Local time: 01:47
English translation:the cultivation of the arts and the intellect
Explanation:
In the context of arts + esprit, *esprit* means mind, rather than spirit. I'd suggest: the cultivation of the arts and the intellect.
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 18:47
Grading comment
Thanks a lot everyone!
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Summary of answers provided
naCultivation of the mind and the artsLouise Atfield
naThe development of artistic expression.
Luis Luis
nathe cultivation of the spirit and of the arts.
Parrot
nathe cultivation of the arts and the intellect
Yolanda Broad


  

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4 mins
the cultivation of the arts and the intellect


Explanation:
In the context of arts + esprit, *esprit* means mind, rather than spirit. I'd suggest: the cultivation of the arts and the intellect.


    References too numerous to list... This is the kind of stuff I studied for my doctorate. :-))
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 18:47
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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Thanks a lot everyone!

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5 mins
the cultivation of the spirit and of the arts.


Explanation:
"Culture" in Romance languages has the first meaning (by etymology) in the agricultural context. To "cultivate" in the sense of to plant, to grow, to develop.

Parrot
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Local time: 00:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

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10 mins
The development of artistic expression.


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Regards.

Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 17:47
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 35

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3 hrs
Cultivation of the mind and the arts


Explanation:
Just an alternative to ybroad's suggestion, which is the most accurate one of the translations suggested so far, in my opinion... I completely agree with her on the meaning of the word "esprit".

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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