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Translation question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Brown Jan 7, 2015. 19 Replies

Reading Tissot's Traité des Nerf et leurs maladies (1800) originally published in the 18th century I came upon this clause: "que ces tuyaux charient le fluide préparé dans le cerveau. While the…Continue

Translating 'amorce'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chantal Savignat Feb 16, 2014. 1 Reply

Reading an article about "traitement moral" in France I came upon this sentence: "Cette amorce d'une première psychothérapie rationnelle, dans la mesure où elle ne laissait pas de place aux…Continue

vol génétique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Brown Dec 20, 2013. 2 Replies

I read the following in Le Monde. It seems that the expression 'vol génétique' is an pun [calembour] that some found offensive and others thought to be innocent humor. It seems to me to translate…Continue

the meaning of "livre de pain d'épice"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feb 5, 2014. 19 Replies

I am reading a nineteenth French medical text in which a patient is being described. Here are a few lines:On lui a avancé de quoi acheter une livre de pain d'épice, on lui a prêté une table et une…Continue

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