petit élève

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1209 translations, thanked 2218 times, solved 849 requests, helped 245 members, transcribed 32 songs, added 22 idioms, explained 33 idioms, left 4859 comments
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Interests

I'm here to try to make acceptable translations, improving my language skills and having fun in the process. There's nothing I like more than discussing translation choices, trying to figure out how to better do justice to the original.
I an no professional of any sort and do not claim to reach the quality of a real translator. I'm just trying to do a decent amateur work.
Therefore, any constructive comment is welcome on any of my translations, be it to point out a single typo, as long as the goal is to come up with a better result in the end.
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Apart from my native French, English is the only language I consider myself fluent in. I mostly learned it reading books, watching movies and translating as a hobby, but I've been doing this for a couple of decades now, so I think I've got the hang of it eventually.
Russian and German I understand just enough to do some translations into French or English, preferably with a bit of native help.
French allows me to guess a bit of Italian and Spanish, Russian gives me some vague idea of some other Slavic languages.
I know a couple hundred words of Japanese, but I was too lazy to learn how to read it.
As a student, being pestered by maths and physics lead to the painful discovery of the Greek alphabet, one letter at a time.
My job allowed me to become rather fluent in basic suburban French yoofspeak, but unfortunately I consider rap at large far below rubbish, so I only rarely use this amusing skill to drag the said rubbish through the language barrier.
The rest of the languages of the world are a sweet mystery to me.

About me

Кулаками, если стены бить,
То однажды стены разнесёшь.
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Hit the walls, with your fists if you must,
and one day you'll bring the walls down.
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Tape sur les murs, à coups de poings s'il le faut,
et un jour les murs s'écrouleront.

Languages
Native
French
Fluent
English
Studied
German, Russian
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1209 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Da KookaDon't let it get at you Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Da KookaI knew so little Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Project Lametraz'Magic French → English6
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French → English
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MobyDans cet endroit hostile English → French9
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English → French
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Ivan U7nUn ami comme il faut English → French26
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English → French
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Henry GaratAs long as you're twenty French → English
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French → English
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Amir HaddadLet time stop French → English7
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French → English
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Amir HaddadDead end French → English5
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French → English
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Lala BrynzaLes gens lisent comme des cons Russian → French14
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Russian → French
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Nikolay BaryshevDans un esprit de paix et d'amour Russian → French22
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Russian → French
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Amir HaddadGet out of my head French → English4
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French → English
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Amir HaddadThe streets of my sorrow French → English
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French → English
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Mickey 3DСмерть народа French → Russian85
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Amir HaddadOpium French → EnglishFrench → English
Amir HaddadIdeal romance French → English
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French → English
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Rada RaiMon âme, tu es bien maladroite... Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Amir HaddadNorthern lights French → English2
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French → English
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Amir HaddadWhat do you think? French → English
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French → English
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Amir HaddadWhat will become of men? French → English
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French → English
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Alain SouchonThat's already something French → EnglishFrench → English
Mickey 3DDeath of the people French → English9
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French → English
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Alain SouchonPhoney French → English
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French → English
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Lorie PesterBeautiful summer French → English
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French → English
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Leningradwww leningrad Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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StingTu peux m'oublier English → French
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English → French
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Dick AnnegarnThe schoolteacher French → English6
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French → English
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Dick AnnegarnMireille French → English
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French → English
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Sœur SourireMarima, my little friend from Africa French → English
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French → English
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Jo LemaireThis is my boat French → English
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French → English
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Beau DommageLament of the seal in Alaska French → English3
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French → English
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Xavier CaféïneCrows French → English
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French → English
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Dick AnnegarnElephant cub French → English24
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French → English
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Dick AnnegarnBrussels French → English
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French → English
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Vladimir VysotskyTu étais là, mon vieux Valet... Russian → French5
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Russian → French
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Fyodor TyutchevJ'aime tes yeux, mon amie Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Fyodor TyutchevI love your eyes, my dear Russian → English15
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Russian → English
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Patrick FioriThank you French → English
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French → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaPirate song Russian → EnglishRussian → English
Louis LynelChina night French → English17
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French → English
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Andrey UsachevLove Russian → English4
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Vladimir VysotskyHere you were, Jack Russian → English2Russian → English
Andrey UsachevCurious Barbara Russian → English10
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Russian → English
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Luck MervilWe want to party French → English
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French → English
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Anna GermanJe ne ferai pas un pas vers toi Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Anna GermanJe n'ai aucun besoin de toi Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Anna GermanA shadow Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Parlour TricksDes cœurs brisés, des plaies et des bosses English → FrenchEnglish → French
RuelleS'en sortir English → French
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English → French
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Anna GermanI could do without you Russian → English24
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Russian → English
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Anna GermanL'ombre Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Mickey 3DAlways aim for the head French → English2
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French → English
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Henry GaratWhen I'm dancing with you French → English5
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French → English
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SleepthiefUn écho dans le silence English → FrenchEnglish → French
Uh Huh HerTempête de gâchis English → French13
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English → French
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SleepthiefDis-le English → French12English → French
SleepthiefLe roi du feu English → French
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Theatre of TragedySilence English → French20English → French
SleepthiefLe cœur labyrinthe English → French3
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Mickey 3DLifeisbeautiful French → English13
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French → English
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Boby LapointeAragon and Castile French → English
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Mickey 3DBeyond the Grand Canyon French → English15
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Anna GermanChanson d'automne Russian → French
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PornofilmiPays de minables Russian → French
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Juliette GrécoBrother Jacques French → English
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French → English
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Anna GermanAutumn song Russian → English
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Laura Elizabeth HughesLe labyrinthe de papier English → French7
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Élisa TovatiSOS French → English
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French → English
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GoldJosy-Ann French → English1
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French → English
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Ólafur ArnaldsPour l'instant je suis l'hiver English → French1
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English → French
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Karolina (Russia)Winter night Russian → English6
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Russian → English
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Mark Knopfler & Emmylou HarrisSi on doit se dire adieu English → French
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Le Poème HarmoniqueMalbrough goes to war (death and burial of the invincible Malbrough) French → EnglishFrench → English
Le Poème HarmoniqueThe fair Louise French → English
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Le Poème HarmoniqueKing Louis' daughter French → English11
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Yulia SavichevaTu reviendras, je le sais Russian → French
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Juliette GrécoCatherine's song French → English
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French → English
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Vasya Oblomov (Вася Обломов)Border incident Russian → English11
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Russian → English
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Catherine LaraDiamond digger rocker girl French → English4
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French → English
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Gnarls BarkleyFous English → French4
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Albert PréjeanIt's you I want French → English
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French → English
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Sœur SourireA flower French → English
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French → English
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Sœur SourireBrother Everyone French → English
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Albert PréjeanLikeable French → English
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French → English
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Le coeurA sun sitting in the snow French → English6
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Patrick FioriQuietly French → English4
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French → English
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Juliette GrécoYou who I long for French → English8
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French → English
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Aleksey VorobyovS'il te plaît, sois un peu moins forte Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Nikolay BaryshevUn jour, quelqu'un a remarqué... Russian → French
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Albert PréjeanHoneymoon French → English6
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French → English
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Helena MeraaiJe suis ton plus beau rêve Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Les innocentsJodie French → English34
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French → English
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David BowieLes riches années English → French3
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Scott MatthewsInsaisissable English → French17
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Kristian KostovProfondeurs Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsSirènes English → French
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MauraneToo big French → English
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French → English
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Plastic BertrandThe sluggish train French → English
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French → English
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Bruno PelletierMy life French → English
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French → English
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St AubinFree as art French → English
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French → English
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Polina BogusevichAiles Russian → French
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Russian → French
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