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Son pantalon etait rempli de poussieres et les sei

English translation: His pants were on fire, and her nipples were getting hard

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10:55 Jul 22, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Son pantalon etait rempli de poussieres et les sei
A sentence from French writer Simenon in 1938
M. A.
English translation:His pants were on fire, and her nipples were getting hard
Explanation:
Son pantalon etait rempli de poussieres et les seins de Rita pointillaient.

There must be an "official" translation of this, but I don't have Simenon in anything but the French. And I don't have this particular book, in any case, so I am not entirely sure of the larger context. But it sure looks to me like *he* was getting hot, and so was she. So try this:

His pants were on fire, and her nipples were getting hard.
Selected response from:

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:25
Grading comment
Actually the phrase has no sexual intonations.
The scene is on an island and Simenon was just describing
a moment nonchalantly, under the sun.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naHis pants were bulging and Rita's breasts were bulging (pointing) tooAndre Argaud
naHis pants were on fire, and her nipples were getting hard
Yolanda Broad


  

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2 hrs
His pants were on fire, and her nipples were getting hard


Explanation:
Son pantalon etait rempli de poussieres et les seins de Rita pointillaient.

There must be an "official" translation of this, but I don't have Simenon in anything but the French. And I don't have this particular book, in any case, so I am not entirely sure of the larger context. But it sure looks to me like *he* was getting hot, and so was she. So try this:

His pants were on fire, and her nipples were getting hard.

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:25
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Actually the phrase has no sexual intonations.
The scene is on an island and Simenon was just describing
a moment nonchalantly, under the sun.
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2 hrs
His pants were bulging and Rita's breasts were bulging (pointing) too


Explanation:
I think it has a sexual tone.
My two centimes.
André

Andre Argaud
PRO pts in pair: 2
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