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15:11 Mar 20, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase:Bonjour madame vous êtes jolie aujourd'hui
Bonjour mon nom est Julien Fortin et j'aime les carottes.
Explanation: Translating Bonjour by Good --- would mean that we do know from the context that we are in whatever period of the day. The character stating he likes carrots rubs away part of the formalism of "Madame" (could be a child talking) and that supports the use of "Hello"
Regarding the rest of the sentence, nobody would say to a woman "vous êtes jolie aujourd'hui" unless it actually meant "even more than usual". "You are pretty today" is yoo bland, and translated back in French, would be at the limit of the insult. Thus, my use of beautiful and the syntax
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