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
Misha MarvinI hate it Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Betty Boop (OST)Le blues de l'hôpital St James English → French
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English → French
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Damien SaezLula French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezMelancholy French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezLegionnaire French → EnglishFrench → English
Damien SaezThe king French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelI wish you to be yourself French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezRochechouart French → EnglishFrench → English
EquilibriumHeavy chill German → English8
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German → English
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Damien SaezKasia French → English
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French → English
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Dixie ChicksGrands espaces English → FrenchEnglish → French
Black LabCette nuit English → FrenchEnglish → French
Damien SaezDrugs French → English
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French → English
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Carole LaureDance before you fall French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizA little waltz of Narbonne beach French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizThe whiteness of the ceiling French → English
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French → English
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Monique LeyracThis is where I want to live French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezBlack Cadillac French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezRottweiler French → English
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French → English
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Marion WelterRiding the wind of freedoms French → English
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French → English
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Étienne JaumetThe tour French → English2
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French → English
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Olivia RuizFrom you to me French → English
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French → English
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Tiken Jah FakolyMy country feels bad French → English2
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French → English
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Mathieu BoogaertsA good piece of news French → English
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French → English
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Mike BrantWith all my might French → EnglishFrench → English
Tiken Jah FakolyEnough already French → English
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French → English
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Pierre DudanHobbling my way French → English
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French → English
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Coralie ClémentHigh spirits French → English2
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French → English
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Olivia RuizThere are nights... French → English
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French → English
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Michel PolnareffThe man in red French → English
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French → English
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Cyndi LauperJ'ai roulé toute la nuit English → FrenchEnglish → French
Olivia RuizEternity French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelThe quest French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizL.A Melancholy French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizMummy French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizThe bird-lady French → English4
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French → English
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Olivia RuizThe weeping willow French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizMy body, my love French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizMy little by little French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizMy soul in tatters French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizMy little kitty French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizA little fable French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizWho are we? French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizGroup therapy French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizGlazier French → English4
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French → English
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DesirelessWho can say? French → English
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French → English
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Russian FolkAlors que le vent n'agite pas une branche Russian → French15
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Russian → French
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Yanka DyagilevaChanson de la petite Anna Russian → French10
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Russian → French
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Damien SaezWarsaw French → English
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French → English
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Albert PréjeanDédé from Montmartre French → English
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French → English
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Fyodor TyutchevShe was sitting on the bare floor... Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Dana Winner Le bruit que le silence fait English → French
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English → French
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AkvariumThe boys are just looking for fun Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Emilie-Claire BarlowEarly morning French → English
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French → English
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Emilie-Claire BarlowWinter garden French → English
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French → English
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Emilie-Claire BarlowEyes wide open French → English
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French → English
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Emilie-Claire BarlowIt's wonderful French → English
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French → English
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5'nizzaJamaica Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Dmitry MalikovTu me manques tant Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Aura (Belarus)Not much love Russian → English2
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Russian → English
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Aimé DoniatBuckwheat flower French → English
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French → English
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Albert PréjeanTo do well in shoe business French → English
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French → English
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LioBanana split French → English
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French → English
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Grazhdanskaya OboronaFeels good Russian → English2
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Russian → English
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Albert PréjeanThat was only to be expected French → English
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French → English
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Kate TempestL'Europe est perdue English → French2
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English → French
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First Aid KitAvancer sans peur English → French
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English → French
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Vanya ChebanovLuuna Russian → English11
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Russian → English
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First Aid KitCafard English → French
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English → French
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First Aid KitA un poète English → French
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English → French
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First Aid KitDu genre fugace English → French2
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English → French
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First Aid KitLa chanson de la serveuse English → French
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English → French
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First Aid KitEmmylou English → French
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English → French
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Patrick FioriOne day, my day French → English
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French → English
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Kip MooreUne histoire de pick-up English → French
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English → French
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Alain SouchonHello mommy, it hurts! French → English
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French → English
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First Aid KitC'est de toi que vient le problème English → French2
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English → French
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DelphineThe zip fastening French → English
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French → English
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Liz BradyPalladium French → English5
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French → English
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Victor HugoSultan Achmet French → English
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French → English
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Margaux AvrilParis French → English
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French → English
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Declan McKennaLes gosses ne veulent pas rentrer à la maison English → French
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English → French
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Johnny HessSwing is my thing French → English
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French → English
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Margaux AvrilIt was night time French → English11
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French → English
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Kevin ChomatThe child French → English3
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Zoufris MaracasLet alone your mom French → English3
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French → English
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PZKGirls just love it French → English4
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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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Peter kitschCome on ride my scooter French → English
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French → English
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Alice DonaThis is reckless French → English
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French → English
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Margaux AvrilOn the passenger side French → English
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French → English
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License IVDrop by and have a drink French → English2
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French → English
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ArnoMy mother's eyes French → English
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French → English
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Egor KreedThat's just the way we loved Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Andrey Gubin My sweetheart is far away Russian → English12
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Russian → English
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Murat NasirowNow through the window... Russian → English3
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Russian → English
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Yin-YangLever de soleil Russian → French
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Russian → French
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BravoVassia Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Vremya & StekloSansdouteparceque Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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MotSoprano Russian → French
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Russian → French
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