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13:09 Jul 26, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: circulation
In the sentence below, whic is taken from a chapter entitled "Tourist erosion", i am wondering whether it is acceptable to translate "circulation" as "movement".

"Le succès universel de cette ville musée est responsable des altérations et dégradations multiples entrainées inévitablement par la circulation de dizaines de millieurs de personnes tout au long de l'année".

So far, my English translation reads:

"The universal success of this city-museum is responsible for the numerous changes and extensive destruction inevitably caused by the movement of tens of thousands of people throughout the year".

Could "circulation" be translated as "visits" perhaps?

Any ideas welcome.
Helen
English translation:traffic
Explanation:
Circulation is often translated by traffic. -Traffic is defined as the movement of vehicles, boats or pedestrians through an area or along a route. Hope it helps.
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kecikyle
Canada
Local time: 06:01
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Thanks very much for the suggestion - I shall go with the majority.
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Summary of answers provided
naYet another vote for 'traffic',Heathcliff
nafluxfmatteoda
natrafficStéphanie Warren
natraffic
kecikyle
namovement, circulation
Karin Dyson


  

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18 mins
movement, circulation


Explanation:
movement would be acceptable, but circulation would seem more adequate in your context.
Cheers

Karin Dyson
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49 mins
traffic


Explanation:
Circulation is often translated by traffic. -Traffic is defined as the movement of vehicles, boats or pedestrians through an area or along a route. Hope it helps.


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kecikyle
Canada
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Thanks very much for the suggestion - I shall go with the majority.
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1 hr
traffic


Explanation:
I agree with the second answer. Traffic gives a sense of movement and also of density; it fits nicely into the contest.

Stéphanie Warren
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12 hrs
flux


Explanation:
I don't think you can use traffic with regard to people, so maybe something like flux, or indeed movement

fmatteoda
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1 day 1 hr
Yet another vote for 'traffic',


Explanation:
which can most certainly be used in connection with people: "pedestrian traffic," "foot traffic," and "traffic" in general, in places like parks (amusement, theme, and otherwise), shopping malls, and other buildings...

Heathcliff
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