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|French to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Medical - Psychology
|French term or phrase: L’alcool ne lui fait pas|
|I'm translating a psychiatric report about a patient who drank too much alcohol one night. I'm stuck on the phase "L’alcool ne lui fait pas". I know that literally it means "alcohol didn't do him" but I can see that that makes no sense.|
Here's the context:
Monsieur [...] reconnaît que sa consommation d’alcool dépasse ce qu’il consomme habituellement. Il me dira que : « L’alcool ne lui fait pas et il reconnaît en avoir trop pris cette journée-là ».
My translation so far:
He admits that he drank more than he usual. He says, "alcohol ??? and I recognise that I drank too much that day".
|He can't take/handle alcohol|
or He can't handle alcohol -That's how I would expect to hear it - i.e. it doesn't agree with him, he doesn't have the stomach for it, can't tolerate it
Why can’t Asians take alcohol like Europeans do?
Pepper Chen, Chinese-American
Answered May 29, 2017 · Author has 913 answers and 553k answer views
(Ah yes the Asian race. The singular Asian race.)
Look, some Asians can’t “take alcohol” like white people. But there are Asians who can handle it just fine (e.g. both of my parents and most of my extended family). It just so happens that a majority of people living in/hailing from some parts of Asia—not all parts, and not all people in certain parts—have an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) deficiency. This enzyme breaks down acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolic byproduct of ethanol. Some East Asians can’t handle alcohol very well because the allele variant they got for the ALDH gene results in an enzyme deficiency. They can’t break down acetaldehyde fast enough, so it builds up faster in their blood when they drink.
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