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Eviter les contrefacons

English translation: "Avoid imitations!"

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13:54 Sep 15, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
French term or phrase: Eviter les contrefacons
Partofanadvertisement forCafe Martin(Paris) in the 1930's.
Greg
English translation:"Avoid imitations!"
Explanation:
The counterpart phrase in English is "Avoid cheap imitations!"

("Beware of [cheap] imitations!" also appears in the popular press of the period.)
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 03:36
Grading comment
I feel that your translation is most accurate becaue it takes into consideration the marketing period.

Thanks!

Greg
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Summary of answers provided
na"Avoid imitations!"Heathcliff
naAvoid counterfeits,
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na‘beware of imitations’, avoid imitations
Yolanda Broad
nato avoid imitations or forgeryStacy21


  

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3 mins
to avoid imitations or forgery


Explanation:
contrefacon - fake, forgery, trademark piracy.

ex: ce sont des marques reputees que sont l'objet de contrefacon ou d'inspiration frauduleuse.


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Stacy21
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Local time: 06:36

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5 mins
‘beware of imitations’, avoid imitations


Explanation:
Literally, 'avoid imitations,' but we'd say ‘beware of imitations’ in English.


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Yolanda Broad
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53 mins
Avoid counterfeits,


Explanation:
If it was part of an add today it may well read :

- Stay clear of copies!

Back to the 1930's, a bit more difficult :

- Watch out for imitations!

- Be ware of lookalikes!

Nikki

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
"Avoid imitations!"


Explanation:
The counterpart phrase in English is "Avoid cheap imitations!"

("Beware of [cheap] imitations!" also appears in the popular press of the period.)

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 03:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
I feel that your translation is most accurate becaue it takes into consideration the marketing period.

Thanks!

Greg
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