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English translation: outings

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French term or phrase:loisirs et sortis
English translation:outings
Entered by: Rimas Balsys
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10:08 Nov 11, 2008
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: loisirs et sortis
This is an internal company survey of staff attitudes. The replies are anonymous. In answer to the question 'What do you like about working here?' one person has written "Loisirs et sortis". Is this 'holidays and free time'? ...or?
Thank you as always :-)
Rimas Balsys
Local time: 10:34
Leisure activities and excursions
Explanation:
Loisirs et sortiEs
Leisure activities and excursions

This company most likely has a "comité d'entreprise" that offers employees various free-time activites, holidays, cinema and theatre tickets at reduced prices.



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Note added at 7 mins (2008-11-11 10:16:14 GMT)
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Not sure it's the smartest answer to the question "what do you like about working here?" ;-)

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Note added at 52 mins (2008-11-11 11:00:50 GMT)
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If the tone is ironic, how about "extra-curricular activities" ;-)
Selected response from:

Sandra Petch
Local time: 19:34
Grading comment
With thanks to everyone I've gone for "outings" but Sandra's very close contribution got the ball rolling on the answers so am grateful to her, but have no way of awarding points to the 'outings' camp (!) :-(
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
3 +10Leisure activities and excursionsSandra Petch


Discussion entries: 3





  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
Leisure activities and excursions


Explanation:
Loisirs et sortiEs
Leisure activities and excursions

This company most likely has a "comité d'entreprise" that offers employees various free-time activites, holidays, cinema and theatre tickets at reduced prices.



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Note added at 7 mins (2008-11-11 10:16:14 GMT)
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Not sure it's the smartest answer to the question "what do you like about working here?" ;-)

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Note added at 52 mins (2008-11-11 11:00:50 GMT)
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If the tone is ironic, how about "extra-curricular activities" ;-)

Sandra Petch
Local time: 19:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44
Grading comment
With thanks to everyone I've gone for "outings" but Sandra's very close contribution got the ball rolling on the answers so am grateful to her, but have no way of awarding points to the 'outings' camp (!) :-(

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Andrew Mason
1 min

agree  Karen Stokes
5 mins

agree  Mark Nathan
5 mins

neutral  juliebarba: "outings" (ie evenings out) would seem more probable to me than actual excursions...
9 mins
  -> Yes, thanks, plus it covers days and evenings out. (I will get this right eventually!)

agree  Helen Shiner: leisure activities and days out, perhaps?
14 mins

agree  emiledgar: or "day trips"
15 mins

agree  lundy: I think "outings" too
25 mins

neutral  Tony M: I would say 'outings', since both 'excursions' and 'day trips' are too specific and/or restrictive, as Julie has said
26 mins

agree  Catherine Gilsenan: Yep, "outings" also covers both "trips", "excursions" and "days/evenings out".
36 mins

agree  Ingeborg Gowans: w/Tony and Catherine: "outings"
4 hrs

agree  Gacela20: I think "outings" is better too.
9 hrs

agree  sdavidson: I like the term: extra-curricular activities.
3 days5 hrs
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