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utilisé sur socle ca devient galere

English translation: When used on a platform it becomes a real pain.

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07:03 Jun 29, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: utilisé sur socle ca devient galere
The whole sentence is "LE PRODUIT ACHETE EST BIEN EN TEMPS QUE PORTABLE, MAIS UTILISÉ SUR SOCLE CA DEVIENT GALERE". The context is a customer talking about an IT purchase he has just made (taken from a customer satisfaction survey).

Any ideas?
Thanks, Sarah
Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:21
English translation:When used on a platform it becomes a real pain.
Explanation:
More context would be helpful but "galère" refers to a real grind/bad situation, etc., when used figuratively.
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xxxrnoel
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Thank you for your explanation.
Sarah
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nawhen actually plug in , it is a disasterTelesforo Fernandez
naWhen used on the stand it becomes quite a painLouis RIOUAL
naheadache
lefoque
naWhen used on a platform it becomes a real pain.xxxrnoel


  

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6 mins
When used on a platform it becomes a real pain.


Explanation:
More context would be helpful but "galère" refers to a real grind/bad situation, etc., when used figuratively.

xxxrnoel
PRO pts in pair: 31
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Thank you for your explanation.
Sarah
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18 mins
headache


Explanation:
it becomes a headache to use with a platform

I think you probably have a wide variety of words you can use to express ça deveint galère so here is my proposal

lefoque
United States
Local time: 18:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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31 mins
When used on the stand it becomes quite a pain


Explanation:
Probably refers to the stand supplied with a cell phone for "hands-off" operation

Louis RIOUAL
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1 hr
when actually plug in , it is a disaster


Explanation:
HE MEANS TO SYA THAT WHEN ONE PLUGS IT ON, IT IS A DISASTER.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 04:51
PRO pts in pair: 216
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