English translation: multiplication of remote sites, not of the phone costs.
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11:34 Apr 26, 2005
French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Linguistics
French term or phrase:à une multiplication de
Have not come across this exact phrase before - although I think I know what it means here. I have translated this as
'Dieppe City Council finds itself confronted with excessively high telephone costs - costs which can then be multiplied across its remote sites' - but this sounds a little clumsy - any better ideas? Here's the paragraph:
La municipalité de Dieppe se trouve confrontée à un budget de téléphonie trop élevée et à une multiplication de ses sites distants. La municipalité compte 90 implantations...
(The 'sites distants' or 'implantations' in this case are libraries, museums etc.)
Just goes to show how one can miss the obvious when one is tired. Of course that is what it meant - but thanks for pointing it out...in the end I went with 'and a growing number of remote sites'...which summed it up nicely.
Liz 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: the Council has two problems - one is that its telephone communications budget/bill is (far) too high, the other is that the number of sites it has under its authority is growing out of all proportion (which will drive its communications costs up even further)
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