petit élève

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Contribution
959 translations, thanked 1640 times, solved 693 requests, helped 217 members, transcribed 30 songs, added 15 idioms, explained 19 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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959 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Tonight AliveL'enfer à traverser English → French-
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English → French
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Alanis MorissetteMoratoire English → French-
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English → French
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Tonight AliveComment tu te sens ? English → French-
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English → French
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Tonight AliveDix fois mieux English → French-
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English → French
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Tonight AliveTu ne me dois rien English → French-
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English → French
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Gin WigmoreSourire du samedi English → French-English → French
Propaganda (Germany)p:Machinery English → French-English → French
Tonton DavidTo each his way French → English2
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French → English
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ComixHands off my genitals! French → English17
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French → English
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Jeanne CherhalThe cut-off ear French → English-French → English
Jeanne CherhalFiery horse French → English4
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French → English
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Jeanne CherhalMy life in-flight French → English6
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French → English
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The ChordettesLacets roses English → French-
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English → French
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PassiIt's hot (37°2) French → English-
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French → English
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EditorsLa vie est une peur English → French-
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English → French
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David BowieLa largeur d'un cercle English → French2
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English → French
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Parkway DriveCe qui va nous tomber dessus English → French-English → French
The Birthday MassacreUne seule promesse English → French-
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English → French
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EditorsL'annuaire English → French-
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English → French
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AuDenSo as to better unite French → English-
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French → English
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National Anthems & Patriotic SongsHymne de l'URSS (1977) Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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AkvariumFrère Nicotine Russian → French5
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Russian → French
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Russian Children SongsCutsey tinsey teddybears Russian → English-
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Russian → English
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Russian Children SongsMignons petits oursons Russian → French13
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Russian → French
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Reinhard MeyLa bataille du buffet froid German → French3
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
German → French
5
1 vote, thanked 2 times
Reinhard MeyLa dignité du porc est inaliénable ! German → French-
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German → French
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Reinhard MeyNon, je ne vous donnerai pas mes fils German → French-
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German → French
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François VillonThe quatrain Villon wrote when he was sentenced to death French (Middle French) → English1
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French (Middle French) → English
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Reinhard MeyPetit d'homme German → French-
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German → French
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Reinhard MeyMon petit pommier German → French-
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German → French
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Tiziano FerroClumsy fool French → English5
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French → English
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Ministère des affaires populairesRevolutionary greetings French → English-
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French → English
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Zoë (Austria)Try and guess French → English-
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French → English
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Zoë (Austria)Dance with me French → English-French → English
Zoë (Austria)Give me my heart back French → English-
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French → English
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Zoë (Austria)Why am I crying, then? French → English-
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French → English
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François VillonLe quatrain que Villon a fait quand il a été condamné à mort French (Middle French) → French2
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French (Middle French) → French
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Clément MarotTen lines about snow French → English8
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French → English
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Benoît DayratI'm alive, I'm dying (sonnets, VIII) French → English5
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French → English
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Hannes WaderBien trop bonne pour moi German → French14
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German → French
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Hannes WaderDes cavaliers approchent à nouveau du mur noir German → French-
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German → French
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Hannes WaderVois comme la nuit... German → French-
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German → French
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Hannes WaderAujourd'hui ici, demain là-bas German → French-
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German → French
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Hannes WaderLe chant des bourgeois German → French3
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German → French
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Hannes WaderLansquenet German → French-
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German → French
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Oli P.Ca c'est toi, et personne d'autre German → French-
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German → French
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Potap and NastyaWithout love Russian → English3
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1 vote
Russian → English
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1 vote
François VillonBallad of the comely helmet-maker to the ladies of the night French (Middle French) → English2French (Middle French) → English
Command & ConquerSoviet march Russian → English2
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Russian → English
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Mireille MathieuBehind the scenes of Paris German → English-
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German → English
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Vladimir DevyatovNever saw anyone like you Russian → English5Russian → English
BrainStormPro guru Russian → English2Russian → English
The ChameleonsPas digne d'être humain English → French-English → French
NyushaHistoire d'un vagabond (on est pas sur le Titanic) Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Alexander RybakMon chaton Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Vremya & StekloLignes de métro Russian → French1Russian → French
DeleriumTombée English → French-
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English → French
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David BowieBlack Country Rock English → French1
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English → French
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Jacques PrévertFor you, my love French → English-
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French → English
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RainoverCycles English → French-
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English → French
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SkryabinMa chérie Ukrainian → French3
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Ukrainian → French
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PhantasmaLa grisaille qui s'enfuit English → French2
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English → French
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The Damn YankeesNe t'avise pas de me piétiner English → French-English → French
Of Monsters and MenPetites conversations English → French-
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English → French
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The Snake Oil Willie BandJe ne suis plus beau à voir sans mes vêtements English → French-
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English → French
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Victoria SinclairNaked News (nouvelles brutes) English → French3
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English → French
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Keny ArkanaDon't you worry French → English-
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French → English
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SkryabinDors toute seule Ukrainian → French3
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Ukrainian → French
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Boris GrebenshchikovChiennerie de valse Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Boris GrebenshchikovHangdog waltz Russian → English2
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Russian → English
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Les CalamitésEvery night French → English2
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French → English
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William ShakespeareSonnet 71 (Cesse de me pleurer...) English → French-
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English → French
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Nat King ColeSuis-je triste ? English → French-
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English → French
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Aleksey BryantsevViens me voir en rêve Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Sergey Babkin[ce qui appartient à] Dieu Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Dana SiderosLes enfants quittent la ville Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Dragon Age: Inquisition (OST)Samson's tale French → English-
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French → English
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Dragon Age: Inquisition (OST)Oh, Grey Wardens French → English3
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French → English
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Guillaume ApollinaireMirabeau bridge French → English-
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French → English
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Guillaume ApollinaireМост Мирабо French → Russian15
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French → Russian
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DelainAssommoir English → French-
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English → French
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Mikhail LermontovRameau de Palestine Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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KrematoriyTerrible Elsa Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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KrematoriyPetite fille aux yeux de louve Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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KrematoriyJoli chaton dans les nuages Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Venya DrkinMère supérieure Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Mikhail LermontovSi nous ne nous étions si tendrement aimés Russian → French4
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Russian → French
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Mikhail LermontovAdieu à toi, Russie malpropre Russian → French4
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Russian → French
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Mikhail LermontovJe suis heureux Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Mikhail LermontovJe m'ennuie, je suis triste... Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Mikhail LermontovReconnaissance Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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PropagandaPersonne Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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Panic! at the DiscoLe calendrier English → French-
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English → French
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Vladimir VysotskyChère émission Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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Vladimir VysotskyCamarade Staline Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Dan BairdJe t'aime, point. English → French-
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English → French
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LaidaBoulevard Raspail Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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LaidaBoulevard Raspail Russian → English10
5
2 votes, thanked 3 times
Russian → English
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2 votes, thanked 3 times
CatharsisFille des tempêtes Russian → French-
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Russian → French
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CatharsisSparte (un rêve du passé) Russian → French-Russian → French

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