English translation: responds with a constrained smile
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French to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Interpersonal Reaction
French term or phrase:repond de facon jaune
In a play where George Washington and General Howe, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army (Revolutionary War) have just met and started up a conversation. Howe doesn't realize that it's Washington himself.
Ah oui, pardonnez-moi, Monsieur. Cette revue des canons s'est un peu eternisee...
Ah! Votre servante m'a dit les soldats, votre fille les chevaux mais en fin de compte c'etaient...
Les canons, oui.
Il a un rire canaille et complice auquel Washington **repond de facon jaune.**
I was wondering if the "jaune" has to do with cowardice, but Washington was never known as being cowardly.