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P.V. et changement....

English translation: fines and a connection

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French term or phrase:P.V. et changement....
English translation:fines and a connection
Entered by: Drmanu49
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15:35 Nov 2, 2008
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French term or phrase: P.V. et changement....
Je ne sais pas trop le systeme francaise du chemin de fer.
Alors je ne comprends pas bien les dialogues suivants.

"J'ai prit le train, sans billet. J'ai eu deux P.V. de la S.N.C.F."
"Pourquoi deux?"
"Il y avait un changement."
"Ah, merde!"


Bien sur je sais la S.N.C.F.... mais ni P.V. ni 'un changement' dans ce contexte.

Aidez-moi s'il vous plait...
malamour
Local time: 13:53
fines and two connections (or and a connection)
Explanation:
IMO

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Note added at 3 mins (2008-11-02 15:38:32 GMT)
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9 Nov 2004 ... of Bihar is fined for travelling on a train without a ticket. ... paid the fine plus the fare of 1162 rupees each, to avoid arrest. ...
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3995163.stm - 34k

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Note added at 3 mins (2008-11-02 15:39:00 GMT)
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PV is procès verbal or fine here.

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Note added at 17 mins (2008-11-02 15:52:49 GMT)
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or as suggested by Enza: "I had to change (or switch) trains".
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Drmanu49
France
Local time: 07:23
Grading comment
Merci.. je ne savais pas que le mot 'proces-verbal' s'emploierait comme ca..
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3fines and two connections (or and a connection)
Drmanu49
Summary of reference entries provided
PV procès-verbauxhirselina

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
fines and two connections (or and a connection)


Explanation:
IMO

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Note added at 3 mins (2008-11-02 15:38:32 GMT)
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9 Nov 2004 ... of Bihar is fined for travelling on a train without a ticket. ... paid the fine plus the fare of 1162 rupees each, to avoid arrest. ...
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3995163.stm - 34k

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Note added at 3 mins (2008-11-02 15:39:00 GMT)
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PV is procès verbal or fine here.

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Note added at 17 mins (2008-11-02 15:52:49 GMT)
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or as suggested by Enza: "I had to change (or switch) trains".

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 07:23
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 81
Grading comment
Merci.. je ne savais pas que le mot 'proces-verbal' s'emploierait comme ca..

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Enza Longo: agree with fines but considering the casual context I would say 'I had to change (or switch) trains
9 mins
  -> Thank you Enza.

agree  Tony M: Yes, it's only ONE 'connection', the person travelled illegally on 2 different trains
1 hr
  -> Absolutely. Thank you Tony.

agree  lydiar: yes, 'got two fines'... then 'I had to change'.
18 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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Reference comments


2 mins
Reference: PV procès-verbaux

Reference information:
changement: la personne a pris deux trains pour arriver à destination

hirselina
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4
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Nov 2, 2008 - Changes made by Drmanu49:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/49307">Drmanu49's</a> old entry - "P.V. et changement...." » "fines and a connection"
Nov 2, 2008 - Changes made by Drmanu49:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/49307">Drmanu49's</a> old entry - "P.V. et changement...." » "fines and two connections (or and a connection)"
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