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15:23 Sep 18, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: les promeneurs
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1sightseers
jgal
5 +1people out walkingmckinnc
5people out for a strollmckinnc
4 +1People taking a stroll or walk
Theodore Quester
5Those taking a leisurely walk
athena22
4 +1the strollers, the walkers
Maya Jurt
4 +1the strollers, strollersJesús Paredes
4the walkers
Bram Poldervaart
5 -2sightseers
jgal
4 -2ramblers
VBaby
nastrollersJesús Paredes


  

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the walkers


Explanation:
none needed

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Bram Poldervaart
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the strollers, the walkers


Explanation:
les promeneurs du dimanche - the Sunday strollers, the people out for a Sunday walk or stroll.

HTH
If it is Camus you are reading, hope you like it. " La peste" is also important reading and "Le premier homme", published a few years ago post humously, lets us understand the man and his destiny.

Greetings
Maya

Maya Jurt
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agree  John Garside
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the strollers, strollers


Explanation:
A fine day in Paris brings out a wonderfully bright and appreciative multitude of strollers and loungers, and the liberal spaces of the Champs Elysees were on this occasion filled with those placid votaries of inexpensive entertainment who abound in the French capital..... (Confidence by Henry James).... Shoppers and strollers of every description filled the sidewalks of the Champs-Elysees all day and all evening, it seemed.


    Reference: http://www.underthesun.cc/Classics/James/confidence/confiden...
    Reference: http://www.woodstock.ac.in/Frenchtrip.htm
Jesús Paredes
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agree  Alexandra Hague
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strollers


Explanation:
I forgot to add that in English, the article "the" is not generally required when talking about "strollers" in general.

Jesús Paredes
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People taking a stroll or walk


Explanation:
(the) walkers is not bad, but

in the U.S. strollers are what you put your baby in to take a walk.

Walkers give the impression of fitness-buffs, or those returning from school/work by walking. (It can also mean a device to help a child/infirm adult walk).

People taking a stroll, or
People taking a walk,

while more wordy, works better towards the connotation of the original.



Theodore Quester
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Local time: 21:48
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agree  Alexandra Hague
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Those taking a leisurely walk


Explanation:
Theodore Quester is absolutely right. Strollers, especially in the context of
shoppers, makes one think of babies.
His suggestions are very good. Here are a few more alternatives, depending on how the rest of your translation flows.

OR
People taking a leisurely walk
Those " " " "
People going for a leisurely walk
ETC.


athena22
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sightseers


Explanation:
'promeneurs' are not necessarily on foot! (on peut tout à fait se promener en voiture...)

It generally refers to people who are visiting a place for leisure purposes, as opposed to residents or people going to work.

While 'walkers' are 'promeneurs', not all 'promeneurs' are walkers :-)

'Strollers' sounds very old-fashioned in UK English.

I would suggest that you use a term such as 'visitors' or 'sightseers', which really gets across the idea that these are people out for a leisurely drive or walk on a Sunday afternoon, or whatever.



jgal
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disagree  mckinnc: I think they are here though
6 hrs

disagree  VBaby: Very convoluted and improbable
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sightseers


Explanation:
'promeneurs' are not necessarily on foot! (on peut tout à fait se promener en voiture...)

It generally refers to people who are visiting a place for leisure purposes, as opposed to residents or people going to work.

While 'walkers' are 'promeneurs', not all 'promeneurs' are walkers :-)

'Strollers' sounds very old-fashioned in UK English.

I would suggest that you use a term such as 'visitors' or 'sightseers', which really gets across the idea that these are people out for a leisurely drive or walk on a Sunday afternoon, or whatever.



jgal
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agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Sounds pretty liekly to me but without more context, who can confirm anything on this one?!
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people out walking


Explanation:
Obviously we can't see the full sentence in which this occurs but I think smething like this would sound most natural

mckinnc
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agree  Alexandra Hague
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people out for a stroll


Explanation:
also possible

mckinnc
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ramblers


Explanation:
In UK English, the most common word for "promeneurs" is ramblers. This applies to people walking outdoors.


    Reference: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/ramblers/aboutus.html
    Reference: http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F20...
VBaby
Local time: 02:48
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disagree  jgal: only if they are out in the countryside, not just wandering about town...
41 mins

disagree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: A rambler is the sort of walker you find in the Dales, the Lakes and those out hiking for a day
5 hrs
  -> Who says they are not promeneurs as well? And have a look at the Urban walks section of the Ramblers Association's site
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