petit élève

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1339 translations, thanked 2652 times, solved 926 requests, helped 264 members, transcribed 33 songs, added 23 idioms, explained 35 idioms, left 5776 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
Contact Me

1339 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Georges BrassensAmendments to a penny dreadful French → English25
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
La Secte PhonétikWelcome to the Cult French → English2
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Serge GainsbourgTeutonische Schwuchtel French → German6
thanked 2 times
French → German
thanked 2 times
Corinne CharbyPinball ball (enhanced version) French → English10
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Frida BoccaraCherbourg was right French → English2
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Weird Al YankovicAlbuquerque English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Art MengoMagdalena French → English2
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Serge GainsbourgFlash forward French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Serge GainsbourgKraut poofter French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Marc-AntoineAn angel too many French → English3
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Cléo (France)You and me and the silk French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Art MengoThe scents of her life French → English6
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Léa PaciWhere to? French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Goûts de luxeEyes of Laura French → English14
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Les Fatals PicardsWith a 'h' French → English3
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Paul ManandiseC'est toi Ukrainian → French1
thanked 1 time
Ukrainian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaPluie d'automne Russian → French3
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Murat NasirowMy sweet Tania Russian → English
thanked 4 times
Russian → English
thanked 4 times
Elisa (Italy)Les lumières de la ville English → French3
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
English → French
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Les Fatals PicardsComplete jerk French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Les Fatals PicardsNoir[s] French → English3
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Bulat OkudzhavaFarewell, boys Russian → English19
5
1 vote, thanked 7 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 7 times
Bulat OkudzhavaLe soldat de papier Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaI ran into Hope again Russian → English
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
thanked 3 times
French FolkA wedding by the waterfall French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
French FolkUnder a fair moonlight French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
AnastaciaLes débris d'un rêve English → French
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
Alexander BlokOphelia's song Russian → English2
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
thanked 3 times
French FolkThe rose in the wood French → English1
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
Cee-Lo GreenFonce, Rodolphe, fonce ! English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Francesca GagnonIf only I could French → English
thanked 15 times
French → English
thanked 15 times
Murat NasirowSchool girl Russian → English19
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
Misha MarvinI hate it Russian → English
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
thanked 3 times
Betty Boop (OST)Le blues de l'hôpital St James English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezLula French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Damien SaezMelancholy French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezLegionnaire French → EnglishFrench → English
Damien SaezThe king French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Jacques BrelI wish you to be yourself French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezRochechouart French → EnglishFrench → English
EquilibriumHeavy chill German → English8
thanked 3 times
German → English
thanked 3 times
Damien SaezKasia French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Dixie ChicksGrands espaces English → FrenchEnglish → French
Black LabCette nuit English → FrenchEnglish → French
Damien SaezDrugs French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Carole LaureDance before you fall French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizA little waltz of Narbonne beach French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizThe whiteness of the ceiling French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Monique LeyracThis is where I want to live French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Damien SaezBlack Cadillac French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Damien SaezRottweiler French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Marion WelterRiding the wind of freedoms French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Étienne JaumetThe tour French → English2
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizFrom you to me French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Tiken Jah FakolyMy country feels bad French → English2
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Mathieu BoogaertsA good piece of news French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Mike BrantWith all my might French → EnglishFrench → English
Tiken Jah FakolyEnough already French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Pierre DudanHobbling my way French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Coralie ClémentHigh spirits French → English2
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizThere are nights... French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Michel PolnareffThe man in red French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Cyndi LauperJ'ai roulé toute la nuit English → FrenchEnglish → French
Olivia RuizEternity French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Jacques BrelThe quest French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizL.A Melancholy French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMummy French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizThe bird-lady French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizThe weeping willow French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy body, my love French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizMy little by little French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy soul in tatters French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizMy little kitty French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizA little fable French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizWho are we? French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Olivia RuizGroup therapy French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Olivia RuizGlazier French → English4
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
DesirelessWho can say? French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Russian FolkAlors que le vent n'agite pas une branche Russian → French15
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Yanka DyagilevaChanson de la petite Anna Russian → French10
thanked 5 times
Russian → French
thanked 5 times
Damien SaezWarsaw French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Albert PréjeanDédé from Montmartre French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Fyodor TyutchevShe was sitting on the bare floor... Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Dana Winner Le bruit que le silence fait English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
AkvariumThe boys are just looking for fun Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Emilie-Claire BarlowEarly morning French → English
thanked 4 times
French → English
thanked 4 times
Emilie-Claire BarlowWinter garden French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Emilie-Claire BarlowEyes wide open French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Emilie-Claire BarlowIt's wonderful French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
5'nizzaJamaica Russian → English
thanked 6 times
Russian → English
thanked 6 times
Dmitry MalikovTu me manques tant Russian → FrenchRussian → French
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
thanked 4 times
French → English
thanked 4 times
Grazhdanskaya OboronaFeels good Russian → English2
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Albert PréjeanThat was only to be expected French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Kate TempestL'Europe est perdue English → French2
thanked 11 times
English → French
thanked 11 times
First Aid KitAvancer sans peur English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Vanya ChebanovLuuna Russian → English11
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times

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