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10:10 Sep 28, 2011
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel
French term or phrase: pré-fériés
"Jours travaillés en Italie : du lundi au vendredi a l'exclusion des jours fériés italiens et pré-fériés" - I am thinking this means something like christmas eve or new year's eve, maybe in Italy all public holidays get an "eve" or am I barking up completely the wrong tree?
Britaly
Local time: 00:31
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Summary of answers provided
3 +4the eve of public holidays
Katharine Ridgard
5 +2days preceding bank holidays
AllegroTrans
3 -2bank-holiday lead-up
kashew


Discussion entries: 4





  

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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
the eve of public holidays


Explanation:
No, not all holidays in Italy get an "eve", although that is what the French text means, i.e. the day before the public holiday. Maybe it's a reference to the "ponte" system like the French "pont" - i.e. if the bank holiday's on a Tuesday you sometimes get the Monday off. Or it may just specifically mean Easter Saturday, New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve.

Katharine Ridgard
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:31
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Katharine (on both forums) I went with one of the Italian answers in the end.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ilona Tchoubarova (Silva)
30 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  Steven Jones: Agree
48 mins
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agree  Simo Blom
3 hrs
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agree  Verginia Ophof
6 hrs
  -> Thanks!

neutral  Tony M: Not really terribly natural in EN, especially when you need to use it in the plural; it's nothing to do with specific 'eves', just means 'the day prior to' / As A/T says, used in Asker's specific context, sounds rather dated.
8 hrs
  -> Yes, "eve" means the day before something, it doesn't have to be Christmas etc.

neutral  AllegroTrans: we don't really use "eve" in English (it is dated) , except for "Christmas Eve" & "New Year's Eve"
8 hrs
  -> We'll have to agree to disagree on that one- I see it used a lot :)
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45 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -2
bank-holiday lead-up


Explanation:
*bank-holiday lead-up days

kashew
France
Local time: 00:31
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Kashew - Clapton says hi to your friend :)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  AllegroTrans: we would never use this phrase in English
6 hrs
  -> Inaccurate here, but: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Xx16PjL...

disagree  Tony M: And it might be misconstrued as being more than one day leading up to...
7 hrs
  -> I made it up! ;-)
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
days preceding bank holidays


Explanation:
Castle of Bolsena
Sat - Sun - bank holidays and days preceding bank holidays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Summer (from mid july) open all week: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
www.manieri.it/uk/bolsena - Cached
Currency - money - Les 3 vallées
Banks are usually open from 10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday (they usually close between 1 pm and 3 pm). Be aware that on days preceding bank holidays banks often ...
www.les3vallees.com/en/entry-requirements/currency... - Cached
ALATA - VeniceCard, Casino Venice, Entrance Ticket Casino ...
At 5.00 a.m. and 6.00 a.m. in addition to the above on Saturdays and days preceding bank holidays. Departures from the Venice Casino to Venice Piazzale Roma
www.alata.it/VeniceCard/eng/casino.asp - Cached
Kommuninvest of Sweden - Contact
Exceptions apply for Bank Holidays and days preceding Bank Holidays. For details please use link Swedish Bank Holidays. Where to find us . Find us (linked to hitta.se)
www.kommuninvest.org/en-gb/contact.php - Cached
Finland Forum • View topic - Is it just me...
The branch is closed on Mondays, it also closes early on days preceding bank holidays and is short-staffed on Wednesdays and Saturdays and during July and August.
www.finlandforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15442 - Cached

AllegroTrans
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:31
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 19
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Allegro


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Except I'd say 'public holidays', as 'bank holiday' is such a British concept.
26 mins
  -> yes, I agree, but interesting that my refs from Finland, Sweden and Italy all use 'bank holidays'!!

agree  Sarita Jannin
4 days
  -> thanks!
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