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English translation: Customs

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20:30 Jun 12, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: douane
douane
god
English translation:Customs
Explanation:
good luck
Selected response from:

Albert Golub
Local time: 15:20
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naExplanation
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nadept for ensuring duty payments and preventing contraband.akrangan
nacustoms
Saskia
nacustoms
Mats Wiman
naCustomsAlbert Golub


  

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9 mins
Customs


Explanation:
good luck

Albert Golub
Local time: 15:20
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Saskia: exactly!!!
3 hrs

Andrea Kopf
6 hrs
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14 mins
customs


Explanation:
douane [dwan]f = customs, (customs) duty
passer [à] la douane = go through customs
l'Administration des douanes = French Customs
droit de douane = customs duty
poste de douane = customs house



    Norstedts fr<>sv<>en+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 15:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 133

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
xxxeurotransl: best answer
0 min

Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Pertient details, clear explanation. Best answer.
5 hrs
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3 hrs
customs


Explanation:
no need to go through that lengthy explanation, first correct answer should get the points

Saskia
Local time: 08:20
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3
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4 hrs
dept for ensuring duty payments and preventing contraband.


Explanation:
The customs dept is called the DOUANE which controls the movement of dutiable goods.

akrangan
Local time: 19:50
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6 hrs
Explanation


Explanation:
I go along with MatsWiman. His answer, the second one, is concise to the point and very clear. The first answer is not wrong, but MatsWiman very rightly points out that "douane" is used loosley and very commonly to refer to the duty itself and not just the customs officers, the place, etc.

(Not enough space to add this as a note!)

Nikki

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 15:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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