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English translation: telecomande

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French term or phrase:plip French (France)/French (Canada)
English translation:telecomande
Entered by: CLS Lexi-tech
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12:25 Jun 22, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: plip French (France)/French (Canada)
I need this translated from French (from France) into French (from Canada), but the way the ProZ system is set up doesn't allow for that, so here is my question

le plip est une télécommande de voiture intégrée au porte-clés ou à la clé de contact en français de France (I'll bet you didn't know that!).

Question : Peut-on utiliser le même mot en français du Canada, ou doit-on utiliser l'expression télécommande (de) porte-clés ?

Merci !
Val
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Local time: 19:58
telecomande
Explanation:
My husband has just acquired a new car which comes with one such thing, and we call it telecomande; not really "integrated" to the porte-cles; it is attached to the key with a chainette; this telecomande/plip opens the doors, has a "panic" button and a few other functions.
Paola L M (Hull, Quebec)
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CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 19:58
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I finally used télécommande porte-clés which I saw on the Internet. Yours was the closest answer.Somebody else suggested Plip existed, but the site where he got plip from is French (from France)!
Thanks to all.
Val.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1telecomande
CLS Lexi-tech
nadémareur à distanceLouise Atfield
na"Plip" seems OK in Canada - see personal ad below
Peter Freckleton
nadémarreur à distance
John Lejderman


  

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53 mins
démarreur à distance


Explanation:
I have heard this expression used, but never "plip". You can see there are a lot of hits for this expression in Quebec web sites on Alta Vista, for example.

John Lejderman
Canada
Local time: 19:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
telecomande


Explanation:
My husband has just acquired a new car which comes with one such thing, and we call it telecomande; not really "integrated" to the porte-cles; it is attached to the key with a chainette; this telecomande/plip opens the doors, has a "panic" button and a few other functions.
Paola L M (Hull, Quebec)

CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 19:58
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
Grading comment
I finally used télécommande porte-clés which I saw on the Internet. Yours was the closest answer.Somebody else suggested Plip existed, but the site where he got plip from is French (from France)!
Thanks to all.
Val.

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agree  gad: thanks, I needed that term:)
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5 hrs
"Plip" seems OK in Canada - see personal ad below


Explanation:
Annonce : Vends Laguna RT 2.0l Boite Auto, Bleu/vert-foncé, 1995 options: Clim.-Tatouage-Banquette 1/3
2/3-Plip-Autoradio com. au volant-Antibrouillard-Antidéma.-Attelage CT Ok Parfait état 119000Kms pour 46000Frs
tél: 06 81 06 97 56
Mail : ctaquet@club-internet.fr


    Reference: http://www.interlog.fr/Marc/petites.htm
Peter Freckleton
Australia
Local time: 11:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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23 hrs
démareur à distance


Explanation:
"GM jimmy 1992, 191000 km 7500$
blanc ,comme neuf,etc anti-demareur systeme d'alarme,demarreur a distance"

But I would prefer the word "telecommande" myself. Shorter and easier to use. I bet that is the word people use (except for those who use the english word "remote"), even though officially, the expression "demareur a distance" seems to be the right one. Maybe we will import the word "plip", or coin our own canadian word someday?


    Reference: http://www.gomtl.com/francais/Autos.html
Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
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