petit élève

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1585 translations, thanked 3494 times, solved 1071 requests, helped 305 members, transcribed 35 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 43 idioms, left 7838 comments
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

When the demon's breaking down your door
you'll still be staring down at the floor.
.
Quand le démon défoncera ta porte,
tu seras toujours à regarder tes pieds.
.
Когда демон разрушит дверь
ты все еще будешь смотреть на ноги.
.
Wenn der Teufel durch die Tür bricht
wirst du dennoch auf den Boden schauen.

Languages
Native
French
Fluent
English
Studied
German, Russian
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1585 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Bulat OkudzhavaLe vieux roi Russian → French21
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Russian → French
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Dominique AFree rein French → English
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French → English
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Petit élèveThe sheep look up French → English
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French → English
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Les Cowboys fringantsWinter's coming French → EnglishFrench → English
William Carlos WilliamsJuste un mot English → French
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English → French
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William Carlos WilliamsPortrait de prolétaire English → French
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English → French
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Léo FerréYou won't come back from there French → English2
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French → English
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Venya DrkinI'm so tired Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Kina GrannisSeule English → French
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English → French
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Loreena McKennittÂmes en peine English → French
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English → French
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AchampnatorPleine lune English → French
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English → French
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L’Âme ImmortelleFallen German → EnglishGerman → English
LòdzLe temps ne guérit rien English → French
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English → French
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The ChameleonsEmpêtré dans les choses English → French
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English → French
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Heinrich HeineLorelei German → French
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German → French
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Mireille MathieuCome to my street French → English2
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French → English
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L.E.JRussian dolls French → English3
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French → English
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L.E.JHey, Siri! French → English
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French → English
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AlyoshaBonnes gens English → French
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English → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaLe vieil orgue de barbarie Russian → French
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Russian → French
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L.E.JThe tide French → EnglishFrench → English
Alain BashungSundays in Chernobyl French → English
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French → English
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Les CloudsChernobyl French → English2
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French → English
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Christina AguileraRentrer dans le rang English → FrenchEnglish → French
Semyon SlepakovOlé Olé Olé Russian → English7
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Russian → English
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Dimitri DavidoffForbidden fruit Russian → English
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Russian → English
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YcareFarewell, I love you French → English
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French → English
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AlcestIn memory of valiant warriors French → English
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French → English
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Unknown Artist (French)Cossacks French → English5
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French → English
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La CanailleOmar French → English19
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French → English
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CarrouselI had an appointment French → English
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French → English
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CarrouselWe just pretend French → English
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French → English
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Léo FerréDon't ever sing of death French → English
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French → English
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CarrouselThat's life French → English2
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Max BoyceDieu, que c'est dur English → French2
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English → French
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Paul VerlaineGreen [R] French → English
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French → English
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Arrows to AthensLa cité des anges English → French
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English → French
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Igor AglitskyLa vie en (à peu près) cent mots Russian → French19
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Russian → French
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Mara (Russia)Cambodge Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Ekaterina AsmusSouris, ma reine, souris... Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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JandroThroughout the years Russian → English21
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Russian → English
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Oingo BoingoRéveillez-vous ! (on est en 1984) English → French
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English → French
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The TheLa génération lessivée English → French12
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English → French
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Les SurfsFor a rose French → English8
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French → English
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Blink-182Qu'est-ce qui a foiré ? English → French22
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English → French
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Marie LaforêtThe almond tree French → English
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French → English
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Kimberley Michelle BarrGrandir English → FrenchEnglish → French
Kimberley Michelle BarrFroidure English → French5
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English → French
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CalogeroDas Porträt French → German20
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2 votes, thanked 4 times
French → German
5
2 votes, thanked 4 times
Billy NencioliAmerican fleet French → English
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French → English
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AlizéeIt's too late French → English
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French → English
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Gracia BaurJamais English → French
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English → French
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Igor RasteryaevRussian knights Russian → English101
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Russian → English
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Têtes raidesEmma French → English
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French → English
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Isabelle BoulayThe sad boy French → English
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French → English
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Paul VerlaineI still picture you French → English
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French → English
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Shawn MendesJe craque à fond pour toi English → French
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English → French
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Ella FitzgeraldEt si tu rêvais un peu de moi ? English → French4
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English → French
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Vladimir VysotskyChanson sur l'amitié Russian → French4
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Russian → French
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Semyon SlepakovLe défilé de la victoire Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Semyon SlepakovA woman in a Lexus Russian → English1
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Russian → English
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Isak DanielsonLa fin English → French2
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English → French
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Robert DesnosThis heart that used to hate war French → English
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French → English
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Alex BeaupainDamn the consequences French → English1
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French → English
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Eddy MitchellA pale green colour French → English
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French → English
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MennelI'm leaving yet I love you French → English
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French → English
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LouaneBruises French → English4
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French → English
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Alisa KozhikinaEn dépit de tout Russian → French6
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Russian → French
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Mireille MathieuLiberty over the Atlantic French → English6
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French → English
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EugénieAnd dance some more French → English8
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French → English
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EugénieAdverse winds French → English
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French → English
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Raymond QueneauYou have to wave down the driver French → English2
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French → English
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Raymond QueneauLogical analysis French → English
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French → English
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PornofilmiArrestation Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Denis MaydanovMy wife Russian → English30
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiJeunesse Russian → French
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Russian → French
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GrandaddySous le saule pleureur English → French
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English → French
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Vanessa ParadisVarvara Pavlovna French → English5
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French → English
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PulpLes pauvres English → French16
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English → French
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Venya DrkinMarguerite Russian → French
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Russian → French
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GänsehautCharlotte la coccinelle German → French
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German → French
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GänsehautLes papillons ont disparu German → French
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German → French
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Dominique AAnother life French → English
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French → English
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High FiveT'es pitoyable, mon gars German → French
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German → French
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GänsehautThe butterflies are gone German → English4
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German → English
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1 vote, thanked 4 times
Georgiy VinogradovNightingales, give the soldiers a rest Russian → English26
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Russian → English
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Geneva MayTes vraies couleurs English → French
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English → French
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The SubwaysMarie English → French
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English → French
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IdealLes yeux bleus German → French5
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German → French
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Igor RasteryaevSaint George's ribbon Russian → English6
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Russian → English
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Zimovie ZvereyUn billet pour l'avant-guerre [mot à mot] Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Zimovie ZvereyUn billet pour l'avant-guerre Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Zimovie ZvereyA ticket to the past Russian → English2
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2 votes, thanked 1 time
Russian → English
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2 votes, thanked 1 time
Marica NicolskaFaux amis [R] Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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William SaillyBy the light of a woman French → English4
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1 vote, thanked 3 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
PornofilmiLove Russian → English10
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Russian → English
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Mike SingerNon ! German → French
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German → French
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Amel BentIf someone asks you French → English
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French → English
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Petit élèveNothing beats pedagogy French → English25
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French → English
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MauraneIt's breaking up French → English
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French → English
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