petit élève

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933 translations, thanked 1526 times, solved 673 requests, helped 208 members, transcribed 24 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
The Singing Nun (OST)C'est un miracle English → French2
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Gouttes de pluie English → French1
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Je marcherai avec toi English → French1
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English → French
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Francis JammesPrayer to go to heaven with the donkeys French → English-
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French → English
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Aleksandr BlokUne jeune fille chantait du chœur de l'église Russian → French23
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2 votes, thanked 3 times
Russian → French
5
2 votes, thanked 3 times
François VillonMy lord is no bishop of mine French (Middle French) → English-French (Middle French) → English
Tatyana KabanovaMaman, c'est un truand que j'aime ! Russian → French-Russian → French
Grigory LepsA crime Russian → English16
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Russian → English
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Tatyana KabanovaMama, I'm in love with a crook Russian → English21
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Russian → English
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Emma BlackeryTu dois être au plus mal English → French-
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English → French
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Emma BlackeryT'as vu ce que tu m'as fait faire ? English → French-
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English → French
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La Belle BleueOne finger in the pie French → English10French → English
Neil SedakaSolitaire English → French-
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English → French
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M2MArrête de dire que tu m'aimes English → French-
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgForts sous le soleil English → French-
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English → French
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M2MNotre chanson English → French-
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgNotre amour ne dépérira jamais English → French-
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgDame Océan English → French-
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgDame Marguerite English → French-
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgToujours la même chose English → French1
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English → French
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Patricia KaasPete the priest French → English-
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French → English
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François VillonBallad of the fat Margot French (Middle French) → English-French (Middle French) → English
François VillonBallad of the comely helmet-maker to the ladies of the night French (Middle French) → English2French (Middle French) → English
La Belle BleueThe elephants of Dyinland French → English10French → English
ClarikaDon't ask me that French → English4
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French → English
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Yuri EntinWhere is music born? Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Jacques DebronckartThe CEO's lament French → English4
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French → English
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Yuri EntinIf only we could glimpse... Russian → English6
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Russian → English
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Yuri EntinBerta's song Russian → English-
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Russian → English
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Les WampasLittle girl French → English6
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French → English
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Pierre BacheletI still want you French → English3
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1 vote, thanked 3 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
Joel HansonVoyager léger English → French-English → French
RenaudDédé's ride French → English4
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French → English
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Patricia KaasTired of waiting French → English-
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French → English
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Patricia KaasGiven enough time... French → English-
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French → English
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Patricia KaasMy freedom in exchange for yours French → English-
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French → English
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Elvis PresleySolitaire English → French-
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English → French
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Pierre BacheletPorts all over the world French → English2
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French → English
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Jacques DebronckartMutineers of 1917 French → English7
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French → English
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Bob DylanSérie de rêves English → French-
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English → French
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The BrobecksCoup de foudre English → French-English → French
pornofilmiLand of beggars Russian → English-Russian → English
SidoineHeat French → English-
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French → English
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Ash kiddMotel French → English-French → English
pornofilmiYouth Russian → English6Russian → English
Peste NoireWhen I drink wine French → English5
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French → English
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Bob DylanQuand la nuit tombera du ciel English → French-
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English → French
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Trevor MoranMaintenant ou jamais English → French-
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English → French
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Aly & AJTout d'un coup English → French-
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English → French
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Jacques PrévertSong in blood French → English-
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertPater noster French → English5French → English
Jacques PrévertHuman effort French → English6French → English
Kate RyanThe promise French → English-
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French → English
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Bob DylanMonde politique English → French-
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English → French
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Jacques PrévertAnne and the Devil French → English5
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French → English
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Gérard MansetLittle sparrow French → English7French → English
Jacques PrévertThe dunce French → English2
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French → English
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Pauline CrozeTita French → English5
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertFiesta French → English4
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertChildren who love each other French → English2French → English
Beauty and the Beast (OST)Prologue French → English-
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French → English
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SavnAccroche-toi English → French-
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English → French
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RadaMy vape buddy French → English-French → English
Gérard MansetTo live again French → English11
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
Gérard MansetGarden of delights French → English-French → English
Gérard MansetThe Red Sea French → English-
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French → English
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France GallMonopolis French → English-
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French → English
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Robert MarinoSongbird tango French → English2
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
Coralie ClémentYour pale nights French → English-
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French → English
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FleurieSoldat English → French-English → French
Meghan TrainorNon English → French-
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English → French
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MedinaLa vie est une garce English → French-
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English → French
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Amanda SeyfriedVieille garce de Lune English → French-English → French
bigflo &oliAs usual French → English-
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French → English
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Ricky MartinGarde cette danse English → French-English → French
Mary LambertLa somme des parties English → French-English → French
Max RaabePas un salaud pour m'appeler German → French-
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German → French
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Eva PolnaNeither do I (I love you) Russian → English24
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Russian → English
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Les Cowboys fringantsOctober French → English-
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French → English
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Anastasia (OST)Par une soirée d'hiver Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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The CorriesLa chanson du maçon English → French2
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English → French
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Anastasia (OST)In the darkest of night French → English4
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French → English
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Anastasia (OST)On some winter evening Russian → English1
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Russian → English
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XandriaSalomé English → French-
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English → French
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Leaves' EyesMélusine English → French-
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English → French
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MattafixMarcher libre English → French-
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English → French
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Unknown Artist (Russian)A mes amis Russian → French12
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Russian → French
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LaidaSa Majesté le hasard Russian → French21
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Russian → French
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Feu! ChattertonConcord coast French → English-
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French → English
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Aloe VeraA ma place Russian → French5
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Russian → French
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Maître GimsBog roll life French → English-French → English
André MessagerWhen I was but a child French → English2
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French → English
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Bear in HeavenAutomne English → French6
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English → French
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Pauline CrozeWhen I am drunk French → English5
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French → English
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Captain KangarooKoschei the immortal Russian → English20
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Russian → English
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Adèle (French)Feels good French → English2
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French → English
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Rag'n'Bone ManHumain English → French-
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English → French
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LaïsMaria Magdalena French → English2French → English
Slim HarpoJ'ai de l'amour si t'en veux English → French-
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English → French
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DDTParis Russian → French62
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Russian → French
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