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dut sans doute rappeler

English translation: ought undoubtedly to have called to mind Queen Christina of Sweden

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12:01 Jun 24, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: dut sans doute rappeler
Le faste de cette fête, donnée au palais Barberini, à Rome, dut sans doute rappeler à la reine Christine de Suède...
...it's the dut sans doute rappeler bit that's giving me problems!
George Calia
Local time: 20:46
English translation:ought undoubtedly to have called to mind Queen Christina of Sweden
Explanation:
Not quite enough context to be sure of the effect of "a" after "rappeler," but this view may be of help to the asker. Since there's no strict equivalent to "dut" in English, the past pefect infinitive has to communicate the time in the translation.
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Mary Wilburn
United States
Local time: 15:46
Grading comment
Great answer, thanks!
I was caught out by the fact that the sentence ended there, I expected it to continue. But you have encapsulated the whole meaning of the phrase in your translation.
Thanks once again, George, London.
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Summary of answers provided
na(...)must undoubtedly have brought back to Queen Christine of Sweden memories of...Louise Atfield
nacertainly must have remindedHeathcliff
naought undoubtedly to have reminded Queen Christine of Sweden of...Louise Atfield
naought undoubtedly to have called to mind Queen Christina of SwedenMary Wilburn
nashould have undoubtedly reminded Queen ChristineJesús Paredes


  

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15 mins
should have undoubtedly reminded Queen Christine


Explanation:
dut (passé simple du verbe devoir). No exact equivalent in English.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 16:46
PRO pts in pair: 28
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3 hrs
ought undoubtedly to have called to mind Queen Christina of Sweden


Explanation:
Not quite enough context to be sure of the effect of "a" after "rappeler," but this view may be of help to the asker. Since there's no strict equivalent to "dut" in English, the past pefect infinitive has to communicate the time in the translation.

Mary Wilburn
United States
Local time: 15:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Great answer, thanks!
I was caught out by the fact that the sentence ended there, I expected it to continue. But you have encapsulated the whole meaning of the phrase in your translation.
Thanks once again, George, London.
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3 hrs
ought undoubtedly to have reminded Queen Christine of Sweden of...


Explanation:
Or "must undoubtedly have reminded etc." The word "dut" is third person "passé simple" or simple past of the verb "devoir" to ought or must. "rappeler" means to remind (someone of something), or bring to mind , but I think remind is better in this sentence.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
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5 hrs
certainly must have reminded


Explanation:
Queen Christina of Sweden of... [some event in her own life, presumably]. -- "Dut" is the third-person simple past-tense form of "devoir," and the "a" after "rappeler" indicates that Christina is being reminded of something. -- HTH, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 12:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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7 hrs
(...)must undoubtedly have brought back to Queen Christine of Sweden memories of...


Explanation:
After sending my previous suggestion for translation, I also thought of that one... (see previous answer for explanation of "dut")

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
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