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French to English translations [PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
French term or phrase:faire fi THIS CONTEXT
I know what the usual meanings of this expression are, but I don't know how to translate it in this particular context:
C’est donc fort de ces simples affirmations qu’il fait fi de s'étonner de ne pas avoir été appelé à la succession et croit pouvoir revendiquer aujourd’hui, à tort, une qualité d'héritier d'Anna X, prétendument en application des règles du droit monégasque.
I think you're encountering difficulties with this expression because it's not used appropriately, I get the feeling they want to say that the person pretended (feindre/faire semblant) rather than ignored, if that makes sense.
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29 mins confidence:
he gives short shrift to admitting any surprise
Explanation: I don't think it is a mistake and that it is "faire fi"
or he has no time for admitting any surprise ...
lundy France Local time: 14:09 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 36