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10:38 Aug 9, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: Zoreille
I have not been able to find this in a dictionary.I do know that it belongs to a literary context. I would be grateful if you could translate this for me. Thank you in advance.
Ben Herman
English translation:Look below for answer
Explanation:
This is a great French word!!

A "Zoreille" is a person from Metropolitan France living in the overseas territories.

Quite a geographical/demographical word.
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naLook below for answerabrir
nayear
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naSee belowLouis RIOUAL
naMore context is needed
zosia
naLoose faceTelesforo Fernandez
naEarSébastien St-François


  

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3 mins
Ear


Explanation:
It is difficult to know for sure because you do not provide the sentence in which this word is used, but given the literary context you mention, I would say that it is a play on the word «oreille», which translates into «ear» in English. Does this make sens?

Sébastien St-François
Local time: 16:04
PRO pts in pair: 21

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5 mins
Loose face


Explanation:
SEE BELOW :
zoreille [2] - n. m. rare gén. neutre || Le fait de perdre contenance, de perdre la face. Il a baisé un zoreille devant toute la classe.

I hope it will help you.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 02:34
PRO pts in pair: 216

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7 mins
More context is needed


Explanation:
Could you post the sentence the word is a part of? \"Oreille\" means \"ear\", but spelled with a Z first...?

zosia
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Local time: 16:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in NorwegianNorwegian

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10 mins
See below


Explanation:
The term is also used in La Reunion island to designate a non-native resident

Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 23:04
PRO pts in pair: 238

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14 mins
Look below for answer


Explanation:
This is a great French word!!

A "Zoreille" is a person from Metropolitan France living in the overseas territories.

Quite a geographical/demographical word.

abrir
PRO pts in pair: 56

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41 mins
year


Explanation:
As in "ear", the way kids and commedians use it, the former unintentionally, the latter usually intentionally. Very much the same play on liaisons as the French original. that said, if this fails to work in your context, then one of the other interesting options may well fit the bill!

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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PRO pts in pair: 4419

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