petit élève

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1339 translations, thanked 2652 times, solved 926 requests, helped 264 members, transcribed 33 songs, added 23 idioms, explained 35 idioms, left 5776 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 am 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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1339 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou HarrisSi on doit se dire adieu English → French
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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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French → English
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Le Poème HarmoniqueKing Louis' daughter French → English11
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French → English
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Yulia SavichevaTu reviendras, je le sais Russian → French
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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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English → French
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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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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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French → English
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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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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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English → French
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Scott MatthewsInsaisissable English → French17
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English → French
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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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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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MonetochkaTu es partie avec un réaliste Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Phantasmagoria (United States)Tu es le printemps Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) → FrenchLadino (Judeo-Spanish) → French
Mickey 3DAurélia French → English14
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French → English
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Huey Lewis & The NewsLe cœur du Rock & Roll English → French
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English → French
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Phantasmagoria (United States)Xhaíque (souvenir) English → French2
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English → French
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PornofilmiTo the slammer Russian → English14
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiFoutez la paix aux gosses Russian → French
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Russian → French
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PornofilmiOn ne vous croit plus Russian → French15
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Russian → French
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PornofilmiRussia for the sad Russian → English11
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiLet's pretend Russian → English24
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Russian → English
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AlizéeJ.B.G. French → English
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French → English
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AlizéeMy scrubland French → English8
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French → English
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PornofilmiJust leave the kids alone! Russian → English29
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Russian → English
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The ArchiesMon petit trésor en sucre English → French
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English → French
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Juliette GrécoIt feels so good French → English1
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French → English
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Juliette GrécoThe post office ladies French → English10
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French → English
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Ww WwQue dire ? English → French3
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English → French
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Of Mice & MenOn va s'accrocher English → FrenchEnglish → French
Édith PiafThe Legion's Standard French → English
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French → English
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PornofilmiWe don't believe you Russian → English46
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Russian → English
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RedSe battre pour oublier English → French5
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English → French
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Piknik (Russia)Le chaman a trois mains Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Julie ZenattiZina French → EnglishFrench → English
Piknik (Russia)La fête Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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MorrisseyEncore à quai et déjà malade English → French
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English → French
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PornofilmiA song for sale Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiChanges Russian → English38
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiChangements Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Jack Hylton and His OrchestraVous tenez le bon bout English → French2English → French
Maxime Le ForestierParatrooper French → English57
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French → English
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Alla PugachevaLes feuilles d'automne Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Vladimir KuzminLes chevaux blancs Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Les Fatals PicardsUntil death from Brittany do you part French → English44
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French → English
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Piknik (Russia)Hiéroglyphe Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Piknik (Russia)Rien... Russian → French7Russian → French
Piknik (Russia)La princesse Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Piknik (Russia)Tout va bien ! Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Piknik (Russia)Tout va très bien ! [chantable] Russian → French6
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Russian → French
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Lilian HarveyI still remember French → English27
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French → English
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Lilian HarveyThat's how I am French → English5
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French → English
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Alla PugachevaQue le destin te protège Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Slowdive40 jours English → French20English → French
SOHNLumières English → French2
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English → French
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Alexander SerovI love you so much I could cry Russian → English37
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Russian → English
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Konstantin NikolskyMon âme porte l'empreinte du mal Russian → French
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Russian → French
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NovembreNostalgiaplatz English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonJe l'adore mais elle ne m'aime pas English → French
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English → French
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Nick DrakeL'hiver est fini English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonTu me manques surtout English → French
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English → French
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Piknik (Russia)Étranger Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Piknik (Russia)Beethoven Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Konstantin NikolskyLe musicien Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Ólafur ArnaldsParticules English → French12
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Marie LaforêtThe voice of silence French → English4
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French → English
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Françoiz BreutI don't want to get away (I don't want to leave, part II) French → English6
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French → English
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KentI am one kilometer French → English11
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French → English
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FalkenbachHávamál English → French
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English → French
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Konstantin NikolskyL'oiseau de nuit Russian → French17
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Russian → French
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Véronique JannotCome back and tell me French → English5
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French → English
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Jay-Jay JohansonC'est quasiment toi English → French
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English → French
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Piknik (Russia)Le sang mauvais Russian → French
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Russian → French
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KentSubway French → English2
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French → English
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Jay-Jay JohansonMilan, Madrid, Chicago, Paris English → French
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Gem ClubColonne vertébrale English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonJe suis vieux maintenant English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonLa tombe de ma mère English → French
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English → French
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Bruce SpringsteenLe paradis English → French
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No Clear MindSaint John English → French
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English → French
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FM-84En fuite dans la nuit English → French
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No Clear MindTon double imaginaire English → French
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