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air du temps

English translation: In tune with the times

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French term or phrase:air du temps
English translation:In tune with the times
Entered by: Sarah Brenchley
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15:27 Jul 9, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: air du temps
Document on a musician working on humanitarian projects. Title of a chpater:
Air du temps, Esprit de paix

Il s'est produit dans le monde ces vingt dernières années une mutation des styles de vie.
(first sentence of the chapter, just to let you get a feel of it. Basically it's talking about the increasing lack of communication and fraternity in the modern world, and how music to help to remedy this.)
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 04:24
In tune with the times
Explanation:
(Preserves the musical allusion)
Selected response from:

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 19:24
Grading comment
Thanks, I like the way you kept the musical imagery in your suggestion.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2In tune with the times
Guy Bray
na +2spirit of the timesNigel Patterson
na +2mood of the moment
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naGo with the flowDawn Cuccinello-Cruz
naA measure of the present timePAUL KING
naZeitgeistamcginnis
naThe key to the presentPAUL KING
naSigns of the Times
Parrot
na -1Atmosphere of the day
1964


  

Answers


17 mins peer agreement (net): +2
mood of the moment


Explanation:
Robert & Collins suggestions to start with :

air du temps = current climate (bit stuffy for your context)

Mood of the moment?



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jgal: Yes, mood is good and it fits in well with the 'peace' bit afterwards, too
28 mins

agree  Ritu Bhanot: Correct!
5 hrs
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33 mins peer agreement (net): +2
spirit of the times


Explanation:
Hope it helps.

Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 21:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Sprung to mind too. "Spirit of the times, spirit of peace"? Why not, indeed?!
7 mins

agree  Lucien Marcelet: Spirit is the word of choice in this application
14 mins
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39 mins
Signs of the Times


Explanation:
... although you lose the musical double-entendre of "air".

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 04:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
Atmosphere of the day


Explanation:
Or current Atmosphere. perhaps Atmosphere may be used wit ahy combination.
As an alternative.

1964
Turkey
Local time: 06:24
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Ritu Bhanot: Not correct in this context.
4 hrs
  -> I see no music.That is current state of affairs
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3 hrs
The key to the present


Explanation:
Changes 'l'air' but gives musical flavour

PAUL KING
PRO pts in pair: 4
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
In tune with the times


Explanation:
(Preserves the musical allusion)

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 19:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 819
Grading comment
Thanks, I like the way you kept the musical imagery in your suggestion.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: excellent choice!
7 hrs

agree  Yolanda Broad: Just what I need, too! Thanks, Guy!
2312 days
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3 hrs
A measure of the present time


Explanation:
Bit way out but musical-measure (Am.Eng)
Bar(uk.Eng)

PAUL KING
PRO pts in pair: 4
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4 hrs
Zeitgeist


Explanation:
For the sake of thoroughness.

Borrowed from the German, "Zeitgeist" (literally "spirit of the times") refers to precisely the same sociological phenomenon as "l'air du temps", though not in as breezy a way.

amcginnis
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4 hrs
Go with the flow


Explanation:
It sounds like the mood of this personality. "Go with the flow,peaceful spirit."

Dawn Cuccinello-Cruz
PRO pts in pair: 5
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