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English translation: If you could pity us instead

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French term or phrase:Car, se pitie de nous povres...
English translation:If you could pity us instead
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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09:22 Jul 6, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: se pitie
Car, se pitie de nous povres avez
Sara
If you could pity us instead
Explanation:
3rd verse > 'Ballade des Pendus' (F. Villon)


Full translation at:

www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/556.html

HTH
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 12:10
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2If you could pity us instead
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naFor if some pity of us poor men you give,xxxSCOALB
naif you have pity on us, miserable folksAlbert Golub
nato feel sorry / to have pity...
Mariana Le Gal
nabecause you took pity on us , the poor onesabb45
na -1Car vous avez pitié de nous
Valerie Marzac


  

Answers


8 mins
to feel sorry / to have pity...


Explanation:
the sentence is quite tricky or not quite right but I hope that helps. Good luck!


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Mariana Le Gal
France
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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11 mins
if you have pity on us, miserable folks


Explanation:
good luck

Albert Golub
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
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13 mins peer agreement (net): +2
If you could pity us instead


Explanation:
3rd verse > 'Ballade des Pendus' (F. Villon)


Full translation at:

www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/556.html

HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 287
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Suzanne Schecter Cote: same old rench spelling. In modern Fr: car si pitié de nous pauvres avez
17 mins

agree  Alain R
48 mins
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Car vous avez pitié de nous


Explanation:
This looks like an automated translation, it's awful French, wrong both semantically and grammatically speaking! Anyway, I believe this means
'for you take pity on us'. I've written the correct French above. I'm unsure about 'povres', it obviously is 'pauvres' in French, which can mean destitute or poor as in 'Poor us'. I opted for the second solution but there's no way of knowing considering what we have here.

Valérie
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Valerie Marzac
France
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 13

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Evert DELOOF-SYS: See above - old French - F. Villon
15 hrs
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4 hrs
For if some pity of us poor men you give,


Explanation:
Best regards,
SCOALB

xxxSCOALB
PRO pts in pair: 20
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26 days
because you took pity on us , the poor ones


Explanation:
it's not very well written french. "povres"is "pauvres" which means "poor". it sounds like creole . is it?










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