petit élève

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1207 translations, thanked 2209 times, solved 848 requests, helped 244 members, transcribed 32 songs, added 22 idioms, explained 33 idioms, left 4803 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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1207 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
FlëurVivants Russian → French2
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Isak DanielsonJe me plonge en toi English → French5
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
Isak DanielsonLongue vie à cet amour English → French11
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Marie DubasHere they come! French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Molly SandénComme si personne ne me regardait English → French
thanked 2 times
English → French
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Pink FloydPas maintenant, mon gars English → French6English → French
Zara LarssonRévélation English → French10
thanked 3 times
English → French
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Ivana ZerdunFeu rouge English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Ivana ZerdunFrères English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Jacques PrévertA horse on an island French → English2French → English
Édith PiafLovers of Paris French → English
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French → English
thanked 4 times
Venya DrkinFlowers song French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Ivana ZerdunLa rêveuse English → French9
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English → French
thanked 2 times
Taylor SwiftRancune English → French
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English → French
thanked 2 times
Oscar ZiaSans toi English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Timur MutsuraevBamut Russian → English2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Benjamin BiolayFailure French → English2
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French → English
thanked 3 times
Elena VoynarovskayaNon, Assol Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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Georges BrassensHelen's sabots French → English
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French → English
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Georges BrassensSong for the Auvergnat French → English2
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French → English
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Georges BrassensBeside my tree French → English11
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French → English
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Ivana ZerdunSi je t'avais toi English → French
thanked 2 times
English → French
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TriangleMaybe tomorrow French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Molly SandénPourquoi est-ce que je pleure ? English → French
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English → French
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Trumpet ThingLe dormeur [du val] French → English4
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1 vote, thanked 3 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
Jacques PrévertInventory French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Lara FabianLife, love, meaning (and a raccoon) French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Get Well SoonAmour parfait English → French1
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Boris VianThe merry butchers French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Georges BrassensAurochs Horn French → English3
5
1 vote, thanked 5 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 5 times
Boris VianBrassens style French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Boris VianLife French → English12
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
Grazhdanskaya OboronaLe papillon Russian → French4
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Riff CohenMarrakech French → English
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Yulia Mihalchik St Pétersbourg Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Mimmi Sandénты! Swedish → Russian14
thanked 3 times
Swedish → Russian
thanked 3 times
Timur MutsuraevGelaiev's spetsnaz Russian → English4
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Timur MutsuraevThe gentle way you walked Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Grazhdanskaya OboronaOù mener notre vie Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Grazhdanskaya OboronaPhantom Russian → French2
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Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Grazhdanskaya OboronaPour me défendre Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Grazhdanskaya OboronaGuerre Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
France Gallidol doll French → English4
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Grazhdanskaya OboronaTout se passe comme prévu (version chantable) Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Boris VianTo all the children French → English
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French → English
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Grazhdanskaya OboronaTout se passe comme prévu Russian → French2
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Sofia RotaruLes cygnes sauvages Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaGrab your trenchcoat, we're going home Russian → English3
thanked 12 times
Russian → English
thanked 12 times
BrainStormAutomne Latvian → French9
thanked 4 times
Latvian → French
thanked 4 times
Jakie QuartzClarification French → English2
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Bulat OkudzhavaJ'ai de nouveau rencontré l'Espérance Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaChantons nos louanges Russian → French
thanked 6 times
Russian → French
thanked 6 times
Bulat OkudzhavaPrends ton manteau, on rentre chez nous Russian → French2
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Édith PiafThe night owls French → EnglishFrench → English
Édith PiafThe Wangler French → EnglishFrench → English
Édith PiafI am yours French → EnglishFrench → English
Phantasmagoria (United States)Bipolaire English → French31
5
2 votes, thanked 3 times
English → French
5
2 votes, thanked 3 times
Georges BrassensSanta and the little girl French → English7
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Ivana ZerdunJuste un baiser English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Les Cowboys fringantsWe're holding on French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Édith PiafHeavy-hearted Mary French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
HaudegenGermany, a winter's tale German → EnglishGerman → English
France GallNaughty Charlemagne French → English
thanked 9 times
French → English
thanked 9 times
MarilouExist together French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Riff CohenA woman sitting on a carpet French → English
thanked 8 times
French → English
thanked 8 times
QueenMort incarnée English → French4
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
English → French
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Dernière VolontéShall... French → English2
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Alain ChamfortThe foe in the mirror French → English3
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Nikolay RubtsovLes bouleaux Russian → French11
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
David GuettaDélirant English → FrenchEnglish → French
EditorsSucrée English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
HurtsPitié English → French
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
HurtsAu jour le jour English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
HurtsCulpabilité English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
HurtsExil English → French
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
HurtsUn genre de paradis English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Édith PiafThe small shop French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Édith PiafThe girl on the fifth floor French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Édith PiafThe jackal French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Édith PiafThe broad and the mongrel French → EnglishFrench → English
LouaneYoung (I wanna) French → English3
thanked 22 times
French → English
thanked 22 times
Monty MechanicAppareil photo Russian → French4
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
René-Louis LafforgueThe railer French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Nicky RomeroHumains English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Monty MechanicNe me laisse pas seul Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Monty MechanicNe me quitte pas Russian → French3
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
New Model ArmyTrop près du soleil English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Amy WinehouseNe va pas voir n'importe qui English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
MonogrenadeThe spider French → English2French → English
Jacques BrelTo see a friend crying French → English2
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
Monty MechanicTrolley Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Monty MechanicJ'ai bu Russian → French3
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Jacques BrelThe does French → English9
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Jasmine DenhamTogether we're boundless French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
twenty one pilotsOde au sommeil English → French
thanked 3 times
English → French
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Hands on ApproachLarmes noires English → French40
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
Get Well SoonSi tu ne vois pas mon chapeau c'est que je suis parti chasser English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Get Well Soon"Tic-tac" fait mon cœur mécanique English → French
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English → French
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Get Well SoonJ'ai vendu mes mains pour manger, alors nourissez-moi English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
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Get Well SoonSorcières ! Trouvez le repos dans les flammes ! English → French
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English → French
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