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02:24 Sep 14, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: Les Bureaux d'études lui disaient dan quels pays
History of Engineering
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5 +1The research groups told him in which countries...mckinnc
5engineering (and/or design) departments / offices / divisions...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
4 +1The engineering and design departments said to him in which country.amarilis
4The research departments / design offices told him in which country
Mary Worby


  

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The research departments / design offices told him in which country


Explanation:
or the country in which ...

Need the rest of the sentence really, to make any real sense out of it )-:

HTH anyway

Mary


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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
The engineering and design departments said to him in which country.


Explanation:
hope it helps.


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agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: but not "said to him". "SAid to him that..." yes, or "told"...
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engineering (and/or design) departments / offices / divisions...


Explanation:
... told him (indicated) in which country...





engineering department bureau d'études n. m.

Déf. :Groupement d'ingénieurs spécialisés dans les études techniques

engineering departmentSyn.engineering division service technique n. m.Syn.bureau d'études n. m.

Note :(D'une corporation, d'une municipalité, d'une compagnie). (P

engineering departmentTerme(s) apparenté(s)engineering divisionengineering office bureau d'études n. m.Terme(s) apparenté(s)service technique n. m.


engineering and design departmentSyn.designing department bureau d'études n. m.






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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
The research groups told him in which countries...


Explanation:
It must be plural (countries), otherwise why is there an "s" on "quel".

If the bureaux in question are external to the company, it would probably be better to say "design offices" or "companies".

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agree  Mary Worby: Well spotted, Colin!
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