petit élève

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Contribution
947 translations, thanked 1583 times, solved 683 requests, helped 212 members, transcribed 30 songs, added 15 idioms, explained 18 idioms
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About me

I tend to be quite blunt in my comments, but I usually try to provide constructive criticism. Doing suggestions mean I consider the translation good enough to be improved, which is a praise in itself. If you happen to be one of my victims and don't like that, just say so and I will leave you in peace.
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On the other hand, there is nothing I like more than discussing a translation. I could happily nitpick about a single line for hours. For all my lack of manners, I value very much the time anyone spends helping me improve my translations.
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I can occasionally comment on very poor translations, especially when they are done on request or simply when a wrong title catches my eye.
Unless they are explicitely meant as an educational attempt at learning a language, I consider publishing bad translations a lack of respect for the readers, and I am willing to bruise a few egos for the sake of that respect.
My definition of a bad translation is limited to barely prettified GT outputs and similar gibberish (something that does not even allow to guess the original meaning). On rare occasions I can be more unforgiving, when I consider the original lyrics deserve more than a word salad for translation (lyrics from authors like Brel or Brassens or classic poetry, for instance).
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Consistently, I hate to see undeserved ratings, and chucking stars around (on my translations or someone else's) is likely to earn you a vote report (and possibly a good telling off).
Please don't use stars as a means of thanking me for a request. Don't rate my translations unless you are proficient in both languages and in a condition to evaluate them (fairly, as far as that's possible).
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Lastly, I tend to add cheeky comments to some of my translations. My favourite targets are crass hip-hop rants and braindead mainstream pop. I am well aware that can be annoying to some. If you don't like a particular translation of mine, just say so and I'll remove it to let another translator do a less opinionated job.
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Getting rid of me is quite easy though. I'm lingering here as long as I can happily do my little amateur job, but I have very little patience for Internet whining and squabbling. Being pestered by trolls will soon spoil my fun and get me out of here in no time.

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

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Two FeetSa vie English → French-
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English → French
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X-PerienceJ'ai l'impression que tu... English → French-
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English → French
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Natasha St-Pier1,2,3 French → English-
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French → English
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DesirelessI believe in you French → English-
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French → English
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Coralie ClémentBetween the lines French → English8French → English
TryoGreenwashing French → English8French → English
Jacques BrelI am the shadow of the songs... French → English-
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French → English
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Serge GainsbourgCobblestones French → English-
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French → English
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Two FeetVas te faire foutre English → French2
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English → French
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Two FeetL'amour est une saloperie English → French-
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English → French
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Riff CohenOn the asphalt French → English-
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French → English
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AlmaWith some "is it?"s French → English9
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French → English
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AlmaWhen the waves come back French → English-
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French → English
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AlmaThe other yoke French → English-
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French → English
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Bertrand BurgalatThe child on the back seat French → English-French → English
SopranoHuman bomb French → English-
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French → English
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Les 3 Mousquetaires (Comédie musicale)I'm not bought and sold French → English1
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French → English
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Claude FrançoisWhat are we, who are we? French → English-French → English
AlioseCome, night French → English-
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French → English
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ZahoWe just pretend French → English4
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French → English
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Francis CabrelI've long loved you and always will French → English-
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French → English
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Patrick FioriThem women French → English-
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French → English
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Véronique BilodeauI'm in no hurry French → English6
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French → English
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Loreena McKennittLes vieilles coutumes English → French-
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English → French
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Kate BushUne mère c'est fait pour consoler English → French-
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English → French
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Kate BushChanson du saxophone English → French2
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English → French
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Véronique BilodeauBreathing French → English-
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French → English
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Kate BushRespirer English → French1
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English → French
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Karim OuelletLove French → English-French → English
Riff CohenI'm running French → English-
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French → English
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Riff CohenHush... French → English-
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French → English
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Polyphonic SizeGirlscout French → English4
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French → English
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Mikhail LermontovThe prisoner Russian → English-
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Russian → English
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Mikhail LermontovL'ange de la mort (extrait) Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Véronique BilodeauWithout words French → English-French → English
Olivia RuizYou wretched bitch French → English-French → English
Obey the BraveThat's life French → English-
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French → English
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Olivia RuizThe white cabaret French → English-
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French → English
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LorieDancefloor divas French → English-
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French → English
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LOBODATes yeux Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Simon FinleyLe chant de Mira Russian → French8
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Russian → French
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Emil GorovetsI love macaronis Russian → English-
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Russian → English
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In This MomentPute English → French-
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English → French
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AlizéeThrough the eyelids French → English-
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French → English
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Areski - Brigitte FontainePerfectly normal French → English6
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French → English
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Abney ParkSous le radar English → French1
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English → French
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Sola MonovaDonuts Russian → French5Russian → French
Marina TsvetayevaPrière Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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AkvariumLes loups et les corbeaux Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Yin-YangNe lâche pas ma main Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Valeria LukyanovaOut of body Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Aleksandr PushkinSoirée d'hiver Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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AriyaDead calm Russian → English-
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Russian → English
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AriyaCalme plat Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Molly SandénMonstre English → French-
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English → French
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Anne ClarkSouffrance d'être au monde English → French-English → French
Anne ClarkL'heure la plus sombre English → French-English → French
Anne ClarkEndormi dans Metropolis English → French-English → French
ElifLa rue que je quittais German → French-
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German → French
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Alexz JohnsonA quoi bon faire semblant ? English → French-
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English → French
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Aranea PeelJe ne sais pas à qui j'appartiens German → French-
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German → French
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Keny ArkanaGet lost! French → English4
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 5 times
MelnitsaLa fiancée du dieu-serpent Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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ASPJe veux brûler German → French-
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German → French
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Wye OakTu ne peux pas comprendre English → French-
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English → French
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NenaJuste le bon moment German → French-
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German → French
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Marlene DietrichJ'ai encore une valise à Berlin German → French-
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German → French
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Marie-JoséThe squadron bar French → English4
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
Dick RiversBuilding a bridge French → English3French → English
RadkeyMaquillage débile English → French7
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English → French
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Danielle DarrieuxFlowers are loving words French → English-
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French → English
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Murat NasirowRealm of silence Russian → English-
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Russian → English
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Pierre BacheletThe land is harsh French → English2
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French → English
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Bill BaxterKiss me, you stupid French → English6
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French → English
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Alexandra YakovlevaThe hands of the clock Russian → English3
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Russian → English
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TAYANNAPlanes Russian → English-Russian → English
Yanka DyagilevaDécorations Russian → French20
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Russian → French
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HiripsiméThe sleepwalker French → English1
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French → English
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DemyTu m'as bien eue English → French-
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English → French
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Sum 41Treize voix English → French-
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English → French
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Amel LarrieuxSacré English → French-
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English → French
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Salvatore AdamoOn the other side of the bridge French → English-
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French → English
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HiripsiméTell me what you're thinking of French → English-
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayMiss me French → English-
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French → English
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Sexy SushiSailor French → English-
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French → English
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Hubert-Félix ThiéfaineKaraganda (camp 99) French → English-
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayDesire French → English2
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayAll the music I love French → English2
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayWhen night comes back French → English-
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayMy face French → English-
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayLiving for the better French → English-
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French → English
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Léa PaciPirate teen girl French → English-
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French → English
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Tom PettyTu as eu de la chance English → French-
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English → French
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KarminaCompassion English → French-
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English → French
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KarminaTe raccompagner English → French-
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English → French
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HurtsLes plus beaux English → French-English → French
Alpha BlondyThe last shore French → English-
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French → English
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Dany BrillantThe rat French → English2
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French → English
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AlioseFar French → English-
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French → English
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HiripsiméThe doors French → English2
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French → English
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