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06:39 Jul 5, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: complainte
complainte de la butte
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Summary of answers provided
naLament of the "Butte Montmartre3Albert Golub
nacomplainte de la butte
Fiona Busfield
naPS.Daphne b
nalament of the mound
Camaxilo
na -1ComplainDaphne b


  

Answers


12 mins
lament of the mound


Explanation:
lament of the hillock. One needs to have plenty of context, in order to dress up properly, the literary pages of anything.
Good luck!
Dic. Michaellis

Camaxilo
Local time: 06:38
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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13 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Complain


Explanation:
complainte = complain

Domaine(s) : aménagement du territoire 1 / 1



ANGLAIS: complaint
FRANCAIS: complainte n. f.


Déf. :
Sorte d'action possessoire en droit dont peut se prévaloir le possesseur d'un bien immeuble, troublé dans l'exercice de sa possession, dans le but de faire cesser le trouble et d'assurer son maintien possessoire.


[1971]




Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 13:38
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 85

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  jgal: no, this is a literal translation - the context is wrong
2 hrs
  -> Yes, of course the context is wrong when no context is given! Fiona's answer is the right one, didn't know about that...
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14 mins
PS.


Explanation:
reference used: http://www.granddictionnaire.com/_fs_global_01.htm

Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 13:38
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PRO pts in pair: 85
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15 mins
complainte de la butte


Explanation:
A "complainte" is a lament, meaning a song of mourning or sorrow

but

"Complainte de la Butte" is the name of a ballad written by film director Jean Renoir and sung by Rufus Wainwright.

See URL below for more details


    Reference: http://www.pinknews.f2s.com/foxmrlm.htm
Fiona Busfield
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 55
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18 mins
Lament of the "Butte Montmartre3


Explanation:
A song written in the 1870s by the french Communards of the Butte Montmartre (the highest place in Paris). They were shot down for their rebellion.
I live in Montmartre in Paris so it rand a bell.
good luck
but the first answer deserves the kudoz

Albert Golub
Local time: 13:38
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
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