petit élève

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Contribution
959 translations, thanked 1639 times, solved 693 requests, helped 217 members, transcribed 30 songs, added 15 idioms, explained 19 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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959 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Johnny HallydayWhen night comes back French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Johnny HallydayMy face French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Johnny HallydayLiving for the better French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Léa PaciPirate teen girl French → English-
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
Tom PettyTu as eu de la chance English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
KarminaCompassion English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
KarminaTe raccompagner English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
HurtsLes plus beaux English → French-English → French
Alpha BlondyThe last shore French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Dany BrillantThe rat French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
AlioseFar French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
HiripsiméThe doors French → English2
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Georges BrassensMisogyny notwithstanding French → English10
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
T.G.V.TGV (very high speed) - part 1 French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Bulat OkudzhavaL'amour et la séparation Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaPeintres Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaPrière de François Villon Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaLe premier amour Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaChanson de l'Arbat Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaChanson des fantassins Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Georges BrassensAmendments to a penny dreadful French → English25
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
La Secte PhonétikWelcome to the Cult French → English2
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Serge GainsbourgTeutonische Schwuchtel French → German6
thanked 1 time
French → German
thanked 1 time
Corinne CharbyPinball ball (enhanced version) French → English10
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Frida BoccaraCherbourg was right French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Weird Al YankovicAlbuquerque English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Art MengoMagdalena French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Serge GainsbourgFlash forward French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Serge GainsbourgKraut poofter French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Marc-AntoineAn angel too many French → English3
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Cléo (France)You and me and the silk French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Art MengoThe scents of her life French → English6
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Léa PaciWhere to? French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Goûts de luxeEyes of Laura French → English14
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Les Fatals PicardsWith a 'h' French → English3
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Paul ManandiseC'est toi Ukrainian → French1
thanked 1 time
Ukrainian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaPluie d'automne Russian → French3
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Murat NasirowMy sweet Tania Russian → English-
thanked 4 times
Russian → English
thanked 4 times
Elisa (Italy)Les lumières de la ville English → French3
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
English → French
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Les Fatals PicardsComplete jerk French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Les Fatals PicardsNoir[s] French → English3
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Bulat OkudzhavaFarewell, boys Russian → English19
5
1 vote, thanked 7 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 7 times
Bulat OkudzhavaLe soldat de papier Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaI ran into Hope again Russian → English-
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
French FolkA wedding by the waterfall French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
French FolkUnder a fair moonlight French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
AnastaciaLes débris d'un rêve English → French-
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
Aleksandr BlokOphelia's song Russian → English2
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
thanked 3 times
French FolkThe rose in the wood French → English1
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Cee-Lo GreenFonce, Rodolphe, fonce ! English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Francesca GagnonIf only I could French → English-
thanked 8 times
French → English
thanked 8 times
Murat NasirowSchool girl Russian → English19
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
Misha MarvinI hate it Russian → English-
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Betty Boop (OST)Le blues de l'hôpital St James English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezLula French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezMelancholy French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezLegionnaire French → English-French → English
Damien SaezThe king French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Jacques BrelI wish you to be yourself French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezRochechouart French → English-French → English
EquilibriumHeavy chill German → English8
thanked 3 times
German → English
thanked 3 times
Damien SaezKasia French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Dixie ChicksGrands espaces English → French-English → French
Black LabCette nuit English → French-English → French
Damien SaezDrugs French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Carole LaureDance before you fall French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizA little waltz of Narbonne beach French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizThe whiteness of the ceiling French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Monique LeyracThis is where I want to live French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Damien SaezBlack Cadillac French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezRottweiler French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Marion WelterRiding the wind of freedoms French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Étienne JaumetThe tour French → English2
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizFrom you to me French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Tiken Jah FakolyMy country feels bad French → English2
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Mathieu BoogaertsA good piece of news French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Mike BrantWith all my might French → English-French → English
Tiken Jah FakolyEnough already French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Pierre DudanHobbling my way French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Coralie ClémentHigh spirits French → English2
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizThere are nights... French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Michel PolnareffThe man in red French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Cyndi LauperJ'ai roulé toute la nuit English → French-English → French
Olivia RuizEternity French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Jacques BrelThe quest French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizL.A Melancholy French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMummy French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizThe bird-lady French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizThe weeping willow French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy body, my love French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy little by little French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy soul in tatters French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy little kitty French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizA little fable French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizWho are we? French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizGroup therapy French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizGlazier French → English4
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
DesirelessWho can say? French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Russian FolkAlors que le vent n'agite pas une branche Russian → French15
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Yanka DyagilevaChanson de la petite Anna Russian → French10
thanked 5 times
Russian → French
thanked 5 times

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