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course (express delivery)

English translation: courrier service

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French term or phrase:course
English translation:courrier service
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11:59 May 29, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: course (express delivery)
I'm not sure what "course" refers to in the following (air transport?): "La Direction Generale assure une responsabilite de definition des conditions d'exercice des metiers de l'Express en termes de cahier des charges detaille de resultats pour les autres metiers de l'Express (Domestique, Industriel, Course)". TIA, Karen
Karen Tucker
courier service (motorbike, bike, rollerblade deliverers)
Explanation:
transport 1 / 2
transport en commun



run parcours n. m.Syn.course n. f. itinéraire n. m.

Déf. :Trajet que fait une personne ou une chose, considéré comme traçant une ligne, passant par tel ou tel lieu... trajet déterminé d'une voiture publique...
Note :Au Canada, « parcours » est parfois employé comme synonyme de « ligne ». Cependant, « parcours » semble être plus concret et mesurable.

transport 1 / 1
transport des marchandises



coursier n. m.

Contexte :La marchandise est enlevée par un coursier contre remise de l'original du bon.

[Office de la langue française, 1985]






http://www.indexa.fr/cgi-bin/affiche.sh?type=site&page=153

- Bron Courses - Vaulx en Velin, Rhône
Livraisons express et transports rapides 24 h sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7, courses professionnelles, personnelles ou matérielles
Europe

- Acs Logistic – Paris 09
Service de livraison express, de distribution de colis et de plis et services de coursier dans toute la France



http://petrol.free.fr/news_imagine.htm

Leur destination finale est entrée dans le système informatique centralisé, qui se charge ensuite de répartir les colis entre les Berlingo afin d'optimiser la course. Les Berlingo électriques peuvent alors partir en livraison. Leur mode de propulsion non polluant leur autorise l'accès au centre-ville à n'importe quelle heure de la journée. La course optimisée par ordinateur évite la situation actuelle des camions de 22 m3 et plus s'arrêtant en pleine rue pour livrer un seul colis.

http://www.iptp.go.jp/reserch_e/survey/postal/1992/003.html

International comparative report into the delivery of documents/small parcels"

Outline of major businesses : (includes Federal Express, UPS, DHL…)

DHL was formed in 1969 as the Courier company, delivering ship loaded
documents by aircraft, and at first operated mainly between San Francisco
and Hawaii. As this service reduced the custom clearance time for sea
freight and saved port charges, it experienced rapid growth.

Ref to JET SERVICES (French company which started out during a postal strike over 20 yrs ago)
“In the French express delivery market … the courier Jet Services, Chronopost (a subsidiary of the postal service), and the air
transport company TAT Express, with these taking up at least 3/4 of the
market share. »


I had friends who did this as a summer job during my student years. Risky business!

A "course" is the "run". The person who delivers is the "courier" (coursier).



Selected response from:

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 07:23
Grading comment
Nikki, I hadn't even thought of that possibility but I think you're right; it makes sense. I found mention of this term on a company Web page; there was no explanation but it was definitely a type of delivery service. Thanks very much for your in-depth explanation and research, and for saving the day! Karen
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Summary of answers provided
naFast/ Running
Ritu Bhanot
nacourier service (motorbike, bike, rollerblade deliverers)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naAir service
Astrid Elke Witte
nashopping, purchases
Guy Bray
naURGENT MATTER
Mats Wiman


  

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9 mins
URGENT MATTER


Explanation:
course=matter, case


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 07:23
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 133
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24 mins
shopping, purchases


Explanation:
"faire des courses" = to go shopping


    Larousse
Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 22:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 819

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: context?!
3 hrs
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2 hrs
Air service


Explanation:
Yes, Karen, I come to the conclusion that you're thinking along the right lines with air transport. That would seem to make sense here.

Astrid Elke Witte
Germany
Local time: 07:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14
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4 hrs
courier service (motorbike, bike, rollerblade deliverers)


Explanation:
transport 1 / 2
transport en commun



run parcours n. m.Syn.course n. f. itinéraire n. m.

Déf. :Trajet que fait une personne ou une chose, considéré comme traçant une ligne, passant par tel ou tel lieu... trajet déterminé d'une voiture publique...
Note :Au Canada, « parcours » est parfois employé comme synonyme de « ligne ». Cependant, « parcours » semble être plus concret et mesurable.

transport 1 / 1
transport des marchandises



coursier n. m.

Contexte :La marchandise est enlevée par un coursier contre remise de l'original du bon.

[Office de la langue française, 1985]






http://www.indexa.fr/cgi-bin/affiche.sh?type=site&page=153

- Bron Courses - Vaulx en Velin, Rhône
Livraisons express et transports rapides 24 h sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7, courses professionnelles, personnelles ou matérielles
Europe

- Acs Logistic – Paris 09
Service de livraison express, de distribution de colis et de plis et services de coursier dans toute la France



http://petrol.free.fr/news_imagine.htm

Leur destination finale est entrée dans le système informatique centralisé, qui se charge ensuite de répartir les colis entre les Berlingo afin d'optimiser la course. Les Berlingo électriques peuvent alors partir en livraison. Leur mode de propulsion non polluant leur autorise l'accès au centre-ville à n'importe quelle heure de la journée. La course optimisée par ordinateur évite la situation actuelle des camions de 22 m3 et plus s'arrêtant en pleine rue pour livrer un seul colis.

http://www.iptp.go.jp/reserch_e/survey/postal/1992/003.html

International comparative report into the delivery of documents/small parcels"

Outline of major businesses : (includes Federal Express, UPS, DHL…)

DHL was formed in 1969 as the Courier company, delivering ship loaded
documents by aircraft, and at first operated mainly between San Francisco
and Hawaii. As this service reduced the custom clearance time for sea
freight and saved port charges, it experienced rapid growth.

Ref to JET SERVICES (French company which started out during a postal strike over 20 yrs ago)
“In the French express delivery market … the courier Jet Services, Chronopost (a subsidiary of the postal service), and the air
transport company TAT Express, with these taking up at least 3/4 of the
market share. »


I had friends who did this as a summer job during my student years. Risky business!

A "course" is the "run". The person who delivers is the "courier" (coursier).





Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 07:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Nikki, I hadn't even thought of that possibility but I think you're right; it makes sense. I found mention of this term on a company Web page; there was no explanation but it was definitely a type of delivery service. Thanks very much for your in-depth explanation and research, and for saving the day! Karen
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9 hrs
Fast/ Running


Explanation:
(Running/ Race)



    The New collins Robert French Dictionary
Ritu Bhanot
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: and the context...
5 hrs
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Jan 3, 2011 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Term askedcourse (express delivery) URGENT » course (express delivery)


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