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19:43 May 15, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: Mais les pouces et les pieds varient d'un pays a l'autre.
This is a piece about feet and inches. The previous sentence that was translated came out to be: The ancient measurment for the foot and the inch (twelve inches make a foot) are based on the human body. This is also the first sentence of the paragraph, even of the essay I am translating.
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Summary of answers provided
naHowever, measurements in inches and feet vary depending on the countrysktrans
naHowever, inches and feet measurements vary depending on the countrysktrans
naBut inches and feet change from one country to the otherLeonel Requena
naBut inches and feet are different depending on the country.Sylvie Hay-Aouamri
naBut feet and thumbs vary in size from one country to anothergcaddy
na"Mais la taille des "pieds" et des "pouces" varient d'un pays a l'autre."poteen
naBut inches and feet vary from one country to another.
Parrot
nafeet and inches vary from country to countryCarole Reade-Kentros


  

Answers


2 hrs
feet and inches vary from country to country


Explanation:
feet and inches vary from country to country


    none needed !
    bilingual
Carole Reade-Kentros
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9 hrs
"Mais la taille des "pieds" et des "pouces" varient d'un pays a l'autre."


Explanation:
precision avec "taille" de facon a eviter toute ambiguite


    poteen
poteen
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2 days 13 hrs
But inches and feet vary from one country to another.


Explanation:
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Parrot
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5 days
But feet and thumbs vary in size from one country to another


Explanation:
Although, or BECAUSE, this is about feet and inches, it is about the ancient measurement based on actual feet and thumb size, in which case it may be more relevant to specify as above.

Of course, the context may be literal in that feet and inches may vary from country to country, (do they really? - I thought they were standard)

gcaddy
United Kingdom
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sktrans
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9 days
But inches and feet are different depending on the country.


Explanation:
Why?


    Mine.
Sylvie Hay-Aouamri
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12 days
However, measurements in inches and feet vary depending on the country


Explanation:
my understanding of the sentence

sktrans
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12 days
However, inches and feet measurements vary depending on the country


Explanation:
Sorry, it's me again. I wrote my first answer too quickly.
Good luck

sktrans
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48 days
But inches and feet change from one country to the other


Explanation:
C'est ça

Leonel Requena
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