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05:21 Nov 29, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Standing
"Standing" is the title for a section including the following: "L' hotel, les chambres et terrasses, le restaurant, les bungalows, les extras, la carte d'identité du pays."

I'm familiar with "standing" used to describe a luxury hotel, but here it seems to be more general. Also I'm a bit stuck because I would like to put "Presentation," but this is already used as the title for another section (and it is most appropriate for the other section). This is for a tourism brochure.
Anna Stevenson
France
Local time: 02:23
English translation:Local Fame
Explanation:
I think that "standing" has to do with status or reputation, in this context. I am inclined towards "fame" because of the build-up in your example, in which the whole set-up is described as "la carte d'identite du pays" ("the region's I.D. card").

I would use "reputation", but it is often taken to mean "bad reputation" nowadays.
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Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 11:23
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Thanks for considering different possibilities, and a good explanation. I ended up using "distinction" after looking up synonyms for "reputation" and "status". As a note to one contributor: "standing" is English, and it is a synonym, however when used alone (in this case as a title) could be confused by a skimming reader with "standing (around and doing nothing)", as we tend to associate the most common definition first, and think about context later.
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13 mins
standing


Explanation:
Bonjour. pretty much accepted as is in French, look at this: "Chambres de standing et duplex dans Hotel Guadeloupe
... De nombreuses chambres de standing avec vue imprenable
sur la Mer ou la Marina La Résidence..."
If you google under standing+hotel in French, you'll find several more hits. Good luck :)


    Reference: http://www.hotelviva.com/descriptif.html
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 02:23
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 29
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1 hr
Local Fame


Explanation:
I think that "standing" has to do with status or reputation, in this context. I am inclined towards "fame" because of the build-up in your example, in which the whole set-up is described as "la carte d'identite du pays" ("the region's I.D. card").

I would use "reputation", but it is often taken to mean "bad reputation" nowadays.

Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 11:23
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 164
Grading comment
Thanks for considering different possibilities, and a good explanation. I ended up using "distinction" after looking up synonyms for "reputation" and "status". As a note to one contributor: "standing" is English, and it is a synonym, however when used alone (in this case as a title) could be confused by a skimming reader with "standing (around and doing nothing)", as we tend to associate the most common definition first, and think about context later.
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1 hr
Position


Explanation:
Position is a good synonym in this context


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 02:23
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 133
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