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22:33 Sep 24, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: s'il vous plait, Madame, ou se trouve le syndicat d'initiative?
Situations modeles: Les renseignements
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1Can you direct me to the tourist information office?xxxAbu Amaal
5 +1Excuse-me, where would I find the Tourist Office please?Ana.uk
5Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the tourist officemckinnc
4 -1Please, Madam, where is the Tourist Office?
Alekos Psimikakis
4 -1Excuse me, Madam, where is the tourist information office?
Mary Worby
4 -1Excuse me, Madam, could you tell me where the tourist office is located?Meriem Garbay


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Can you direct me to the tourist information office?


Explanation:
More exactly, if you prefer:

"Please Madam, where is the tourist
information office located?"


    Reference: http://www.tele3.net/dicotour/CDICO79.HTM#Concept:632
xxxAbu Amaal
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 51

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Excuse me, Madam, where is the tourist information office?


Explanation:
HTH

Mary

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 484

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Jennifer White: we would not use the word "Madam"
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Please, Madam, where is the Tourist Office?


Explanation:
Syndicat d'initiative in English means:
* Association for the encouragement of touring.
* Associaton for the promotion of tourism.

In the reference cited below, the translated page has the label "Tourist Office" in the place of "Syndicat d'Initiative et de Tourisme" (original)


    Reference: http://www.arbo.lu/syndicat/synfr00.html
Alekos Psimikakis
Local time: 04:55
Native speaker of: Greek
PRO pts in pair: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Jennifer White: we would not use the word "madam" when addressing someone in this way.
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
Excuse me, Madam, could you tell me where the tourist office is located?


Explanation:
Just another suggestion!

Meriem Garbay
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Jennifer White: here in England we would not say this!
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the tourist office


Explanation:
I would leave out Madam, which sounds a bit over the top in English nowadays. I think the real English equivalent is to say nothing.

mckinnc
Local time: 03:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 922
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Excuse-me, where would I find the Tourist Office please?


Explanation:
I agree that Madame is a bit over the top, but personally, I would still say please. I find this option polite and straightforward.

Bonne chance!


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Ana.uk
Local time: 02:55
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jennifer White
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