petit élève

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Contribution
933 translations, thanked 1533 times, solved 673 requests, helped 208 members, transcribed 29 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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933 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Dmitry MalikovTu me manques tant Russian → French-Russian → French
Grazhdanskaya OboronaFeels good Russian → English2
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
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Aura (Belarus)Not much love Russian → English2
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Aimé DoniatBuckwheat flower French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Albert PréjeanTo do well in shoe business French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
LioBanana split French → English-
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French → English
thanked 2 times
Vanya ChebanovLuuna Russian → English11
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Kate TempestL'Europe est perdue English → French-
thanked 5 times
English → French
thanked 5 times
Albert PréjeanThat was only to be expected French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
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First Aid KitDu genre fugace English → French2
thanked 2 times
English → French
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First Aid KitAvancer sans peur English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
First Aid KitCafard English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
First Aid KitA un poète English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
First Aid KitLa chanson de la serveuse English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
First Aid KitEmmylou English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Patrick FioriOne day, my day French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Kip MooreUne histoire de pick-up English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
DelphineThe zip fastening French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
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Alain SouchonHello mommy, it hurts! French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
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First Aid KitC'est de toi que vient le problème English → French2
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Kevin ChomatThe child French → English3
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Margaux AvrilParis French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Declan McKennaLes gosses ne veulent pas rentrer à la maison English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Johnny HessSwing is my thing French → English-
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French → English
thanked 1 time
Zoufris MaracasLet alone your mom French → English3
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French → English
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Marie DubasNarcotic tango French → English-
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French → English
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PZKGirls just love it French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Peter kitschCome on ride my scooter French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Alice DonaThis is reckless French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Margaux AvrilOn the passenger side French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
License IVDrop by and have a drink French → English2
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Andrey Gubin My sweetheart is far away Russian → English9
5
1 vote, thanked 5 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 5 times
ArnoMy mother's eyes French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
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Egor KreedThat's just the way we loved Russian → English-
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Klavdiya ShulzhenkoThe blue scarf Russian → English5
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1 vote, thanked 5 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 5 times
Murat NasirowNow through the window... Russian → English3
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
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Yin-YangLever de soleil Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
BravoVassia Russian → French-Russian → French
Vremya i StekloSansdouteparceque Russian → French1
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
MotSoprano Russian → French-
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
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Ilya FrenkelHymne du Komintern Russian → French-
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Kingfisher SkyAu moins, tu a essayé English → French-
thanked 3 times
English → French
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First Aid KitChanger de musique English → French-
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English → French
thanked 3 times
Marc HatemA soul French → English-
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Henry GaratFor your local girl French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
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Unknown Artist (French)The call of the komintern French → English3
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Wacław ŚwięcickiWarsaw song French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Francis DhomonHail thee, ye ancient ocean! French → English4
thanked 4 times
French → English
thanked 4 times
Alan LomaxWhen death comes, ye sinner... French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Raymond QueneauSlimming down French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Raymond QueneauAbusive French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Eric BogleBouts de papier English → French6
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
English → French
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
Reinhard MeyLa bataille du buffet froid German → French3
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
German → French
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
Jean FerratTo Brassens French → English4
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Dead Can DanceHeureux celui qui n'en a point English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
AlkonostRiver Russian → English3
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Russian → English
thanked 3 times
Mass HysteriaContraddiction French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Michel SimonOld girl French → English3
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Pauline CrozeBreak time French → English5
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Marvin JounoNow that you're leaving me French → English3
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Patricia KaasSyracuse French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Les TroubadoursThe ballad of Polly Maggoo French → English4
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
SilentRebel83Pleine lune English → French-
thanked 3 times
English → French
thanked 3 times
CrackerL'angoisse des ados English → French3
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English → French
thanked 2 times
MadnessMa copine English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
CaliEnamoured girl French → English10
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
William ShellerMom's crazy French → English3
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Klub Des loosersSmoke curls French → English6
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Max KorzhPapillon Russian → French-
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Grand Corps MaladeThat's where I'm from French → English11
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
QinhoThe street French → English7
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
pornofilmiRifle Russian → English8
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Gloria LassoSarah French → English-French → English
The Singing Nun (OST)Au-delà des étoiles English → French3
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
SéverinKeep your samba in check French → English-
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
EminLet's run off to Baku Russian → English-
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
KarimoucheA nice cup of java French → English11
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Russian Children SongsHello, childhood! Russian → English9
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Vladimir VysotskyMy hands have stopped shaking now Russian → English5
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Leaves' EyesPaysage de mort English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Mikhail LermontovAdieu à toi, Russie malpropre Russian → French4
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Pierre BacheletThe oak tree French → English2
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
NaviiPoison love French → English-
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
BruttoBy order of Che Russian → English-
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Sektor GazaCountry dope Russian → English12
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Sektor GazaGodmother Russian → English11
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Yuliya ProskuryakovaMy man Russian → English4Russian → English
Armin van BuurenUne autre comme toi English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Salvatore GanacciPlonger English → French-
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English → French
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Bear in HeavenComplètement à l'ouest English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Pierre BacheletStill, I kept quiet French → English-
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French → English
thanked 1 time
The Four TopsPrends ma main, je serai là English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Sœur Adèle English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Georges MiltonHonk honk French → English2French → English
Bear in HeavenLe soleil et la lune et les étoiles English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
The Singing Nun (OST)Dominique English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Bear in HeavenLune de midi English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Bear in HeavenTon propre reflet English → French-
thanked 1 time
English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Frère Jean English → French-
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Je voudrais être English → French1
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English → French
thanked 1 time

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