petit élève

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1339 translations, thanked 2647 times, solved 926 requests, helped 264 members, transcribed 33 songs, added 23 idioms, explained 35 idioms, left 5775 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
Two FeetVa te faire foutre English → French2
thanked 3 times
English → French
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Two FeetL'amour est une saloperie English → French
thanked 16 times
English → French
thanked 16 times
Riff CohenOn the asphalt French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
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AlmaWith some "is it?"s French → English9
thanked 6 times
French → English
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AlmaWhen the waves come back French → English
thanked 4 times
French → English
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AlmaThe other yoke French → English
thanked 5 times
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
thanked 1 time
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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Jenia LubichLe chant de Mira Russian → French8
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Russian → French
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Emil GorovetsI love macaronis Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
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In This MomentPute English → French
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English → French
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AlizéeThrough the eyelids French → English
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French → English
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Areski - Brigitte FontainePerfectly normal French → English6
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French → English
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Abney ParkSous le radar English → French1
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English → French
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Sola MonovaDonuts Russian → French3Russian → French
Marina TsvetayevaPrière Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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AkvariumLes loups et les corbeaux Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Yin-YangNe lâche pas ma main Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Valeria LukyanovaOut of body Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Aleksandr PushkinSoirée d'hiver Russian → French
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Russian → French
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AriyaDead calm Russian → English
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Russian → English
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AriyaCalme plat Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Molly SandénMonstre English → French
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English → French
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Anne ClarkSouffrance d'être au monde English → FrenchEnglish → French
Anne ClarkL'heure la plus sombre English → FrenchEnglish → French
Anne ClarkEndormi dans Metropolis English → FrenchEnglish → French
ElifLa rue que je quittais German → French
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German → French
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Alexz JohnsonA quoi bon faire semblant ? English → French
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English → French
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Aranea PeelJe ne sais pas à qui j'appartiens German → French
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German → French
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Keny ArkanaGet lost! French → English4
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1 vote, thanked 5 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 5 times
MelnitsaLa fiancée du dieu-serpent Russian → French3
thanked 4 times
Russian → French
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ASPJe veux brûler German → French
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German → French
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Wye OakTu ne peux pas comprendre English → French
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English → French
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NenaJuste le bon moment German → French
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German → French
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Marlene DietrichJ'ai encore une valise à Berlin German → French
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German → French
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Marie-JoséThe squadron bar French → English4
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
Dick RiversBuilding a bridge French → English3French → English
RadkeyMaquillage débile English → French7
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English → French
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Danielle DarrieuxFlowers are loving words French → English
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French → English
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Murat NasirowRealm of silence Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
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Pierre BacheletThe land is harsh French → English2
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Bill BaxterKiss me, you stupid French → English6
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Alexandra YakovlevaThe hands of the clock Russian → English3
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
TAYANNAPlanes Russian → EnglishRussian → English
Yanka DyagilevaDécorations Russian → French22
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Russian → French
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HiripsiméThe sleepwalker French → English1
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French → English
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DemyTu m'as bien eue English → French
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English → French
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Sum 41Treize voix English → French
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English → French
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Amel LarrieuxSacré English → French
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English → French
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Salvatore AdamoOn the other side of the bridge French → English
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French → English
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HiripsiméTell me what you're thinking of French → English
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayMiss me French → English
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French → English
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Sexy SushiSailor French → English
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French → English
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Hubert-Félix ThiéfaineKaraganda (camp 99) French → English
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayDesire French → English2
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French → English
thanked 4 times
Johnny HallydayAll the music I love French → English3
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Johnny HallydayWhen night comes back French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Johnny HallydayMy face French → English
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French → English
thanked 9 times
Johnny HallydayLiving for the better French → English
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French → English
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Léa PaciPirate teen girl French → English
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French → English
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Tom PettyTu as eu de la chance English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
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KarminaCompassion English → French
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English → French
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KarminaTe raccompagner English → French
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English → French
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HurtsLes plus beaux English → FrenchEnglish → French
Alpha BlondyThe last shore French → English
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French → English
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Dany BrillantThe rat French → English2
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French → English
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AlioseFar French → English
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French → English
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HiripsiméThe doors French → English2
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French → English
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Georges BrassensMisogyny notwithstanding French → English10
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French → English
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T.G.V.TGV (very high speed) - part 1 French → English
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French → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaL'amour et la séparation Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaPeintres Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaPrière de François Villon Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaLe premier amour Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaChanson de l'Arbat Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaChanson des fantassins Russian → French
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Russian → French
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