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English translation: drop outs

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French term or phrase:marginaux
English translation:drop outs
Entered by: lcmolinari
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08:30 Aug 23, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: marginaux
...le sujet fréquentait régulièrement des petits revendeurs. Lorsqu'il perdit son dernier emploi, ces marginaux lui ont suggéré...


...il cède aux influences de pairs marginaux et toxicomanes.

Je comprend bien le sens de "marginaux", mais est-ce que quelqu'un a une bonne traduction en anglais? J'ai encontré 'dissident minorities' et 'society drop outs' mais je n'aime aucune de ces options dans ce contexte
lcmolinari
Canada
Local time: 22:10
drop-outs
Explanation:
It means something like people on the edge of society.
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mckinnc
Local time: 04:10
Grading comment
Thanks, this seems to be the concensus
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nafringe people
Guy Bray
namisfitsGrace Kenny
namarginalsxxxA. Walter
naliving on the fringe of society
Maya Jurt
nadrop-outsemra
naMarginal person,lumpen
1964
nadrop-outsmckinnc


  

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4 mins
drop-outs


Explanation:
It means something like people on the edge of society.

mckinnc
Local time: 04:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 922
Grading comment
Thanks, this seems to be the concensus
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7 mins
drop-out


Explanation:
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semra
Local time: 06:10
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8 mins
Marginal person,lumpen


Explanation:
I think that refers to those person leaving not exactly unlawfull but without any "benefit" to society , a kind of parasite life

1964
Turkey
Local time: 06:10
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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18 mins
living on the fringe of society


Explanation:
Drop outs is best. That's what they are. If you don't like the term, you could use "a group of people living on the fringe of society"

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 04:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 412
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32 mins
marginals


Explanation:

visiblement et dans le dictionnaire,
le mot est le même

xxxA. Walter
Local time: 04:10
PRO pts in pair: 6
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1 hr
fringe people


Explanation:
common usage

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 19:10
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1 hr
misfits


Explanation:
"Drop-out" is good, but an alternative might be "misfit". I feel "drop-out might be too pejorative.

Grace Kenny
Local time: 03:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 11
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