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17:37 Sep 19, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: lourd
Brain has definitely gone to bed - just posted this to the Farsi group by mistake...

lourd in the context of taking up a lot of bandwidth (network traffic) when downloading... on the tip of my tongue - anyone?

c’est un peu lourd, mais, ce n’est pas pire que de retélécharger le tout de façon différée par smtp
Emma Cox
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Summary of answers provided
5Lourd dans ce contexte est...Amine Ghernati
4 +1arduous
Kateabc
5it's a bit of a pain,
Theodore Quester
5hard, difficultRenata Costa
4time consuming; ponderous; laborious; taxing; cumbersome;
Yolanda Broad
4taxing on the system
Alexandra Hague
3slowxxxeilema


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20 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
arduous


Explanation:
Arduous?
Difficult, tiresome, wearisome
Here are a few suggestions. I like arduous best!

Kateabc
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PRO pts in pair: 54
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definitely not! Thanks anyway...

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agree  Yolanda Broad
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Comment: definitely not! Thanks anyway...

35 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
time consuming; ponderous; laborious; taxing; cumbersome;


Explanation:
Here are a couple more, in case any appeal to you....


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Yolanda Broad
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
hard, difficult


Explanation:
I hope I have helped you.
Thanks a lot.
Renata.

Renata Costa
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
it's a bit of a pain,


Explanation:
but no worse than downloading it all again [de façon differée] by smtp.

All respects, but this doesn't seem like technical language, just plain convesational talk from a techie. C'est un peu lourd, in this context, means it's a kind of a pain, it's a bit of a pain. (i.e. it's cumbersome, etc, but I think simplicity is best here; to stay in the same register as "lourd" which in this case is just plain conversational French.

Theodore Quester
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
taxing on the system


Explanation:
JUst another suggestion. This could apply both to the computer system and to the person who is downloading!
Good luck.
Alix

Alexandra Hague
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
slow


Explanation:
pourquoi pas "slow" tout simplement?

xxxeilema
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Lourd dans ce contexte est...


Explanation:
Lourd:congested

The network is(Heavy/Lourd)is CONGESTED

Amine Ghernati
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