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 4814 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
Leaves' EyesRagnarok English → FrenchEnglish → French
Nelly FurtadoImpuissants (dites ce que vous voulez) English → French1English → French
Nelly FurtadoLes conneries à la radio (souviens-toi d'avant)) English → French
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English → French
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The Secret of Nimh (OST)For the love of a child French → English
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French → English
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Angela McCluskeyLa vérité, c'est que... English → French6
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English → French
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Quest Pistols ShowJe suis fatigué Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Irina DubtsovaRemembering Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Julia VolkovaM'oublier Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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SweetboxAccro English → French
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English → French
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Ayna (France)Don't ever say again... French → English
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French → English
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LauvRéoublier English → French
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English → French
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Esther OfarimFor this very song... French → English6
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French → English
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Ajda PekkanThe oil baron French → English
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French → English
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Estella BlainSolitude French → English3
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French → English
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Joe DiffieTroisième caillou à partir du Soleil English → FrenchEnglish → French
Bouducon productionBDCP 1 French → EnglishFrench → English
Michel SardouThe "France" French → EnglishFrench → English
Demi LovatoDes anges parmi nous English → French
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English → French
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Meg MyersDésolée English → FrenchEnglish → French
RadioheadC'est promis English → FrenchEnglish → French
Kalinov MostLes anges du paradis Russian → French11
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Russian → French
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Pancake ManorLa fête des crêpes English → French5
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English → French
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Babylon ZooHomme de l'espace English → FrenchEnglish → French
Chimène BadiThe blues French → English
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French → English
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Amir HaddadIt's high time someone loves me French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezInto the wild French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezMarianne French → EnglishFrench → English
Frida BoccaraAnd I am alone French → English
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French → English
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MaribelleI miss you so much German → English
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German → English
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Marie MyriamThe bird and the girl German → English
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German → English
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Catherine SauvageThe girl from London French → English4
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French → English
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The AnimalsIl faut qu'on se tire d'ici English → French8
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English → French
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Bernard LavilliersGolden hands French → English2
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
SopranoDriving French → English
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French → English
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Julio IglesiasSometimes I would like to ask you... German → English
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German → English
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Damien SaezEnd of the worlds French → English
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French → English
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AnastaciaMy heart is too heavy French → English
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French → English
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AlizéeYippie woopsie French → EnglishFrench → English
Armand MestralSing, boatman French → English
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French → English
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RussPersonne ne me piquera ma copine English → French
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English → French
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Coralie ClémentWe felt good French → English7
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French → English
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Caterina ValenteYou're leaving your horse behind! French → English2
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French → English
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Bernard DimeyNever knew what school was French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezMankind French → English
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French → English
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Coralie ClémentI no longer feel your love French → English6
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French → English
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Coralie ClémentYou still smile, occasionally French → English2
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French → English
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Charlotte GainsbourgElastic French → English3
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Agora FidelioHorizon French → English
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French → English
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PropagandaJe t'ai écrit mon amour Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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The Birthday MassacreSous ton emprise English → French
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English → French
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Isabelle BoulayFrom Matane to Baton Rouge French → English
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French → English
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Adrien LamyI've got the lyrics, I've got the tune French → English
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French → English
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Monique LeyracThe girls from Trois-Rivières French → English
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French → English
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DeleriumSagesse English → French2
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English → French
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DeleriumVraiment English → French
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English → French
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DeleriumReste English → French
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English → French
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DeleriumEuphorie (luciole) English → French
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English → French
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DeleriumRequiem pour un fantôme English → French
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English → French
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Kelly SweetDes nuages blancs sous la lune English → French
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English → French
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X-PerienceUn rêve sans fin English → FrenchEnglish → French
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 FeetVa 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 → EnglishFrench → 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
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French → English
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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 → EnglishFrench → 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 → EnglishFrench → English
Olivia RuizYou wretched bitch French → EnglishFrench → 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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Lorie PesterDancefloor 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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