petit élève

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1591 translations, thanked 3516 times, solved 1077 requests, helped 307 members, transcribed 35 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 43 idioms, left 7924 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.
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Quand le démon défoncera ta porte,
tu seras toujours à regarder tes pieds.
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Когда демон разрушит дверь
ты все еще будешь смотреть на ноги.
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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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1591 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
SilentRebel83Pleine lune English → French
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English → French
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CrackerL'angoisse des ados English → French5
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English → French
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MadnessMa copine English → French
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English → French
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CaliEnamoured girl French → English10
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
Max KorzhPapillon Russian → French
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Russian → French
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QinhoThe street French → English7
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French → English
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Gloria LassoSarah French → EnglishFrench → English
OmniaFolk dance of the wolf French → English1
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French → English
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Yves MontandSyracuse French → English4
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French → English
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Michel SimonOld girl French → English3
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French → English
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Pauline CrozeBreak time French → English5
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French → English
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SéverinKeep your samba in check French → English
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French → English
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Leaves' EyesPaysage de mort English → French
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English → French
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Vladimir VysotskyMy hands have stopped shaking now Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Russian Children SongsHello, childhood! Russian → English9
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Russian → English
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NaviiPoison love French → English
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French → English
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Pierre BacheletThe oak tree French → English2
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 6 times
Armin van BuurenUne autre comme toi English → French
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English → French
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Salvatore GanacciPlonger English → French
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English → French
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KarimoucheA nice cup of java French → English11
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French → English
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Bear in HeavenComplètement à l'ouest English → French
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English → French
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Pierre BacheletStill, I kept quiet French → English
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French → English
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The Four TopsPrends ma main, je serai là English → French
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English → French
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BruttoBy order of Che Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Sektor GazaGodmother Russian → English21
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Russian → English
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Sektor GazaCountry dope Russian → English19
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Russian → English
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EminLet's run off to Baku Russian → English
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Russian → English
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The Singing Nun (OST)Sœur Adèle English → French
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Au-delà des étoiles English → French3
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English → French
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Georges MiltonHonk honk French → English2French → English
Bear in HeavenLe soleil et la lune et les étoiles English → French
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English → French
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Yuliya ProskuryakovaMy man Russian → English4Russian → English
The Singing Nun (OST)Dominique English → French3
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English → French
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Bear in HeavenLune de midi English → French
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English → French
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Bear in HeavenTon propre reflet English → French
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Frère Jean English → French
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Je voudrais être English → French1
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)C'est un miracle English → French2
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Gouttes de pluie English → French1
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English → French
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The Singing Nun (OST)Je marcherai avec toi English → French1
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English → French
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AlkonostRiver Russian → English3
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Russian → English
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Francis JammesPrayer to go to heaven with the donkeys French → English
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French → English
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Alexander BlokUne jeune fille chantait du chœur de l'église Russian → French23
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2 votes, thanked 3 times
Russian → French
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2 votes, thanked 3 times
François VillonMy lord is no bishop of mine French (Middle French) → EnglishFrench (Middle French) → English
Klavdiya ShulzhenkoThe blue scarf Russian → English5
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Tatyana KabanovaMaman, c'est un truand que j'aime ! Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Tatyana KabanovaMama, I'm in love with a crook Russian → English21
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Russian → English
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Grigory LepsA crime Russian → English16
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Russian → English
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Emma BlackeryTu dois être au plus mal English → French
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English → French
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Emma BlackeryT'as vu ce que tu m'as fait faire ? English → French
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English → French
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ParadisYou and me French → English
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French → English
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Cookie DinglerLiberated woman French → English11
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French → English
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Neil SedakaSolitaire English → French
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English → French
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M2MArrête de dire que tu m'aimes English → French
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgForts sous le soleil English → French
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English → French
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M2MNotre chanson English → French
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgNotre amour ne dépérira jamais English → French
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgDame Océan English → French
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgDame Marguerite English → French
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English → French
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Tír na nÓgToujours la même chose English → French1
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English → French
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Patricia KaasPete the priest French → English
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French → English
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François VillonBallad of the fat Margot French (Middle French) → English
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French (Middle French) → English
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La Belle BleueOne finger in the pie French → English10French → English
La Belle BleueThe elephants of Dyinland French → English10French → English
ClarikaDon't ask me that French → English4
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French → English
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Yuri EntinWhere is music born? Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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Yuri EntinIf only we could glimpse... Russian → English6
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Russian → English
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Yuri EntinBerta's song Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Les WampasLittle girl French → English6
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French → English
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Pierre BacheletI still want you French → English3
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1 vote, thanked 5 times
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 5 times
Joel HansonVoyager léger English → FrenchEnglish → French
Patricia KaasTired of waiting French → English
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French → English
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Patricia KaasGiven enough time... French → English
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French → English
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RenaudDédé's ride French → English4
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French → English
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Patricia KaasMy freedom in exchange for yours French → English
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French → English
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Elvis PresleySolitaire English → French
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English → French
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Jacques DebronckartMutineers of 1917 French → English7
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French → English
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Jacques DebronckartThe CEO's lament French → English4
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French → English
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Bob DylanSérie de rêves English → French
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English → French
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The BrobecksCoup de foudre English → FrenchEnglish → French
PornofilmiLand of beggars Russian → English1
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Russian → English
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Pierre BacheletPorts all over the world French → English2
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French → English
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SidoineHeat French → English
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French → English
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Ash KiddMotel French → English
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French → English
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Peste NoireWhen I drink wine French → English5
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French → English
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Trevor MoranMaintenant ou jamais English → French
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English → French
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Aly & AJTout d'un coup English → French
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English → French
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PornofilmiYouth Russian → English6
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Russian → English
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Jacques PrévertSong in blood French → English
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertPater noster French → English5
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French → English
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Bob DylanQuand la nuit tombera du ciel English → French
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English → French
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Kate RyanThe promise French → English
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French → English
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Bob DylanMonde politique English → French
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English → French
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Jacques PrévertAnne and the Devil French → English6
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertChildren who love each other French → English2
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertFiesta French → English4
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertThe dunce French → English2
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French → English
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Jacques PrévertHuman effort French → English6
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French → English
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Beauty and the Beast (OST)Prologue French → English
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French → English
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SavnAccroche-toi English → French
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English → French
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