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la durée est indéterminé

English translation: of indeterminate duration/ unknown duration

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04:52 Oct 10, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: la durée est indéterminé
Il fallait arriver juste à cet instant dont la durée est indéterminée.
Marie
English translation:of indeterminate duration/ unknown duration
Explanation:
which will last as long as it will

I prefer unknown to indeterminate as I read indeterminee as "not known in advance"

I also offer a less literal translation, which you might use depending on the context.


cheers

paola l m
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Local time: 17:31
Grading comment
Indeterminate duration - I love that. Thanks
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4of indeterminate duration/ unknown duration
CLS Lexi-tech


  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
of indeterminate duration/ unknown duration


Explanation:
which will last as long as it will

I prefer unknown to indeterminate as I read indeterminee as "not known in advance"

I also offer a less literal translation, which you might use depending on the context.


cheers

paola l m


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 17:31
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
Grading comment
Indeterminate duration - I love that. Thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Thierry Heim
37 mins

agree  Yolanda Broad
1 hr

agree  Marian Greenfield
1 hr

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: open-ended way work depending on fuller context
2 hrs
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