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English translation: activities/intrigues

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01:04 May 31, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: les agissements
Larides et corvides s'ajoutent les agissements des pecheurs.
AhmedAMS
Russian Federation
Local time: 04:47
English translation:activities/intrigues
Explanation:
the French sentence that you propose does not make sense like it is :

Larides und similar forms like laridés with/without capital are for me totally unknown. (I am a French native).

Could it be landes ?

corvides stands probably for corvidés, ie birds belonging to the crows' familly.

If the original sentence is something like
"et aux nuisances des larides et des corvidés s'ajoutent les agissements des pêcheurs" then

the translation would be:
"and the fishermen's actities/intrigues are coming on the top of the nuisances of the (larides) and the crows".

Replace of course nuisance as appropriate, and choose between activities/intrigues as well

Good luck

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Yves Georges
France
Local time: 01:47
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Summary of answers provided
3actionsxxxAbu Amaal
nadealingsMichaela-Livia
natechniques
Parrot
naactivities/intrigues
Yves Georges
naschemes/intriguesCarole Reade-Kentros
natricks and intrigues
Mats Wiman


  

Answers


9 mins
tricks and intrigues


Explanation:
agissements =
trick/dodge/gimmick/knack/wrinkle/
stratagem/ruse/bit of sharp practice
intrigue/machination/plot




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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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11 mins
schemes/intrigues


Explanation:
Larides et corvides s'ajoutent les agissements des pecheurs.

"s'ajoutent les agissements des pêcheurs" ne veut rien dire et est incorrect
(grammaire : le verbe "s'ajouter" se construit avec un complément d'objet indirect, "s'ajouter à + substantif - pas avec un complément d'objet direct, ["s'ajouter + substantif"])

Ce serait donc : "s'ajoutent aux agissements des pêcheurs", mais le sens de la phrase reste obscur, j'en ai peur !

les agissements = schemes/intrigues

Si vous pouviez indiquer la phrase précédente, je comprendrais peut-être de quoi il s'agit et je pourrais alors corriger l'ensemble de la phrase.

Your sentence doesn't make sense in French and is grammatically incorrect. Please post the previous sentence so I can understand what it is all about and correct the whole text !


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Carole Reade-Kentros
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43 mins
activities/intrigues


Explanation:
the French sentence that you propose does not make sense like it is :

Larides und similar forms like laridés with/without capital are for me totally unknown. (I am a French native).

Could it be landes ?

corvides stands probably for corvidés, ie birds belonging to the crows' familly.

If the original sentence is something like
"et aux nuisances des larides et des corvidés s'ajoutent les agissements des pêcheurs" then

the translation would be:
"and the fishermen's actities/intrigues are coming on the top of the nuisances of the (larides) and the crows".

Replace of course nuisance as appropriate, and choose between activities/intrigues as well

Good luck




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Yves Georges
France
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10 hrs
techniques


Explanation:
The use of fishing birds in the fishing techniques of human beings is well-documented (and also hotly protested by pro-animal associations; Cf. the case of Chinese cormorants, in which the bird catches the fish but is provoked to vomit). This is also practised in Africa, if this is useful to the context of your document.

Parrot
Spain
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26 days
dealings


Explanation:
agissement = action coupable commise pour parvenir a des fins blamables


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Michaela-Livia
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115 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
actions


Explanation:
I suppose this is the second half
of a sentence retailing the various woes
of the sea birds. You want a word
that conveys the idea of reprehensible
action without going over the top.
In this context, "actions" may
be sufficient.

xxxAbu Amaal
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