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[SOLVED] [CLOSED] What does this text mean in English?

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<a href="/ar/translator/asasasw" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1183057">asasasw</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 30.07.2013
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Voyage (C'est La Vie Voulez Vous)
https://youtu.be/cW9Qgf6lexg

Voyage Voyage
C'est la vie voulez vous

Going on a journey
Vacation of a lifetime
Board a 747
Destination is your heart

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<a href="/ar/translator/knee427" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 05.04.2012

I think you'd need to rearrange the verses.

C'est la vie = This is life / Life's like that
Voulez vous = Do you want it?

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<a href="/ar/translator/ingirumimusnocte" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1398405">ingirumimusnocte</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 09.10.2018

As Mk87 and I said, this is just phoney French.

Word for word:

Voyage -> trip, voyage, journey
C'est la vie -> that's life (that's just the way things are)
voulez-vous? -> will you kindly... ? / do you mind if...? (the start of a very polite way to ask a favour)

All three expressions allude to famous bits of French that are known in English:
Voyage voyage, a French pop song of the 80's
C'est la vie (Chuck Berry - You never can tell)

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? is the most famous phoney approach line in the world.
Apparently some English speakers still think you can hit on French girls with that, but it is more likely to get you a crooked grin than a French kiss.

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<a href="/ar/translator/carnivorouslamb" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1109697">phantasmagoria</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 31.03.2012

Voulez-vous is also a song by ABBA, just fyi.

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<a href="/ar/translator/ingirumimusnocte" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1398405">ingirumimusnocte</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 09.10.2018

There is even a Russian song using that sentence.

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<a href="/ar/translator/sarah-rose" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1408155">Sarah Rose</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 07.01.2019

Board a 747 = a Boeing 747 is a type of jet

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<a href="/ar/translator/magicmulder" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1264038">magicmulder</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 26.10.2015
ingirumimusnocte wrote:

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi? is the most famous phoney approach line in the world.
Apparently some English speakers still think you can hit on French girls with that, but it is more likely to get you a crooked grin than a French kiss.

As a generic expression, "Voulez-vous?" just means "Do you feel like... (joining me, coming along etc.)?".

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<a href="/ar/translator/ingirumimusnocte" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1398405">ingirumimusnocte</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 09.10.2018

Indeed, but I suspect it would not be known worldwide if not for the famous line Regular smile

At any rate, "c'est la vie voulez vous" really does not mean anything

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<a href="/ar/translator/sandring" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1263066">sandring</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 18.10.2015

The guy is going on holiday to France. He's trying to remember everything he knows of French, from every quarter -films, songs, tacky expressions. Not much as we see.

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<a href="/ar/translator/igeethecat" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1365086">Igeethecat</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 16.12.2017
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<a href="/ar/translator/knee427" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 05.04.2012

Don't worry, Mods sometimes are smarter than people think Wink smile

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<a href="/ar/translator/nil" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1379304">Nil</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 19.04.2018

Why can't you just get along? And if you can't, why can't you just ignore each other? I know Black Mamba has some big arguments with people here, but isn't there an option to block her without banishing her? I'm asking because the last time I saw her profile, it had not only her birth date, but also her death date. I was afraid she was planning suicide, so I tried to make contact, but she didn't wanna talk about it. I know she's as delicate as a horse's kick when she's ranting about Kill Bill, but deep down, I think she's a nice person. A nice person who is just trying to get over some kind of severe trauma (severe enough to make her think about suicide). That might explain why she loves that movie so much. Believe it or not, I care about her. Besides, she gave her contribution to our community with her translations, right? Can't you guys give her a chance?

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<a href="/ar/translator/knee427" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
تاريخ الانضمام: 05.04.2012

She told an user, via alternate account, that she wished somebody raped them (of course, this comment is so problematic that it was removed from the public eye). This is way beyond the red line. This behavior is not allowed at all in this website. If she's punished, it's because she doesn't give us any reason to come and aid her - instead, she just acts destructively. No one here is bashing her out of nothing. Why should we help users when they do not respect us (in an also removed comment, she directed offenses to Moderators and Editors) and don't give us any reason to? In the beginning, most of us were helpful and tried to talk to her, but things changed drastically - an Editor almost left the website because of issues with the user. Is that correct? No, it isn't. She hasn't given us any proof that we should give her any other chance, sorry.

Anyway, to avoid this from turning into a lengthy discussion, I'll close this thread now. The main issue was already solved, anyway.

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