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18:08 Jul 8, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: petie de soi-meme
nsult or soething used to talk bad about someone ?
mariska
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Summary of answers provided
na +1I think it should be: pitié de soi-memegraci
nalittle on itslefxxxSCOALB
nafeel sorry for oneself
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na...same answer continued...Sean Lyle
naself-pitySean Lyle


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
I think it should be: pitié de soi-meme


Explanation:
To feel sorry for yourself

graci

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman
2 hrs
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8 hrs
self-pity


Explanation:
Assuming, that we ARE talking about "pitié", if the whole tone of the context is disapproving, I reckon this self-contained phrase does the job best, because it implies an unacceptable degree of self-indulgence.

Sean Lyle
Local time: 00:37
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8 hrs
...same answer continued...


Explanation:
can be used as either insult or comment to others - "self-pitying little worm", for example!!

Sean Lyle
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9 hrs
feel sorry for oneself


Explanation:
If you look in the text just before your phrase, you will no doubt find the subject and the bit of the verb "avoir" to go with it. The full expression is "avoir pitié de soi-même" (feel sorry for oneself).

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 day 17 hrs
little on itslef


Explanation:

The word "petie" is a regional French which indicates "une petie femme", "une petie fille" etc.
If the text is more iformative you can find a better solution for this expression. That's the reason I would venture to translate as "little on itslef" or "little by itself".

Best regards,
SCOALB

xxxSCOALB
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