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English translation: destitutes

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French term or phrase:demunis
English translation:destitutes
Entered by: Poornima Iyengar
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06:46 Sep 3, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: demunis
l'acces au plus grand nombre (et en particulier les plus demunis)...
Sophie Huysentruyt-Dugmore
Local time: 18:39
destitutes
Explanation:
destitute (sans ressources - sans argent)
HTH
Poornima
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Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 22:09
Grading comment
and again
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1destitutes
Poornima Iyengar
naI thought, and still think, that such names:
Francesco D'Alessandro
nathose in need
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nademunished,deprivedhouari
naneedy
Maya Jurt
nathe destitute
Francesco D'Alessandro
nathe poorSerge L


  

Answers


3 mins
the poor


Explanation:
the deprived/underprivileged/needy

HTH,

Serge L.

Serge L
Local time: 17:39
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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
destitutes


Explanation:
destitute (sans ressources - sans argent)
HTH
Poornima



    Collins Robert
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 22:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 174
Grading comment
and again

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Adding the article and then putting it in the singular (the destitute) sounds finer
17 hrs
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8 mins
the destitute


Explanation:
http://www.gospelcom.net/promise/js_cambodia.html

"Children of Promise in Cambodia is meeting the needs of abandoned and orphaned children who have been found in destitute conditions."

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 16:39
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 67
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17 mins
needy


Explanation:
the most needy.
Démunis means of course destitute in our latitudes (démunis d'argent)

For the Third World, one translates it with the most needy. (those in need)

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 17:39
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
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20 mins
demunished,deprived


Explanation:
le terme : démuni dénote une absence de possesion (muni vs démuni ): privé des choses de prmière necessité

houari
Local time: 17:39
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25 mins
I thought, and still think, that such names:


Explanation:
the destitute, the poor, the needy... had no plural.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 16:39
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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17 hrs
those in need


Explanation:
I would agree with "those in need" in context - althçough we don't have much detail, it has to be said!

Destitute is pretty derogatory in UK English. Whilst it does of course exist, "desititute" really suggests the end of the line, "poor and needy" is used but has overtones of insensitivity (superiority) if you're want to avoid socio-political gaffes. "Those in need" avoids all of these problems and is commonly used nowadays by press and others.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 17:39
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