petit élève

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1591 translations, thanked 3511 times, solved 1077 requests, helped 307 members, transcribed 35 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 43 idioms, left 7916 comments
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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
Alfred JarryA waltz, or the decerebration song French → English16
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French → English
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Noir DésirEurope French → English
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French → English
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Les Sales MajestésMy dear little Santa French → English2
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayBehind love French → English
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French → English
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François le LionnaisThe only thirteen verses sonnet and the reason thereof French → English2
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French → English
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Vakhtang KikabidzeMes années Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Gauvin SersMy son left for the Jihad French → English2
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayBecause of some love French → English4
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayYeah, I know... French → English
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French → English
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The CarpentersLa fin du monde English → FrenchEnglish → French
Johnny HallydayIf I were a carpenter French → English5
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayJesus Christ French → English2
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayAll the music I love French → English1
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French → English
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Rakoshiy NelchEtoiles solitaires Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Linkin ParkPersonne ne m'écoute English → French
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English → French
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AnilahGuerrier English → French
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English → French
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FindlayÉteint - allumé English → French2
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English → French
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Rockin' SquatThe occult power French → English2
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French → English
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Erich KästnerLa tête en bas sur la Loreleï (basé sur des faits réels) German → French3
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German → French
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IdealSwine German → EnglishGerman → English
IdealSex in the desert German → English5
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German → English
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EnjovherКласическая красота English → Russian8
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English → Russian
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EnjovherBeauté classique... English → French
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English → French
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EnjovherLa nouvelle Pandore English → French
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English → French
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Guillaume de MachautPoor me! Worthy lady... French (Middle French) → English
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French (Middle French) → English
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Vanessa ParadisThe expanses and the emotions French → English
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French → English
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The OffspringLes gosses vont mal English → French6
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English → French
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Guillaume de MachautSince you forgot me French (Middle French) → English
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French (Middle French) → English
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Guillaume de MachautYour languor will be healed by me... French (Middle French) → English
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French (Middle French) → English
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Kristina SiTu ne souffriras pas Russian → FrenchRussian → French
AchampnatorPétage de plombs English → French3
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English → French
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Paris ComboMorpheus French → English2
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French → English
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Damien SaezIf French → English
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French → English
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WildesDénudée English → French
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English → French
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Edmond JabèsSong for a secret lover French → English2
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French → English
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Claude FrançoisDance, my life French → English
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French → English
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Charles BaudelaireThe clock French → EnglishFrench → English
France GallBaby, how life flies French → English
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French → English
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John KeatsLa belle dame sans merci English → FrenchEnglish → French
Jérôme PijonHide-and-seek party French → English3French → English
TéléphoneElectric city French → English
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French → English
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Alena VinnitskayaSolitude Russian → French8
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Russian → French
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Piknik (Russia)Le dernier des Mohicans Russian → French15
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Russian → French
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This Mortal CoilA une sirène English → French
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English → French
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Måns ZelmerlöwHappyland English → French
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English → French
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Against The CurrentDe l'essence dans les veines English → French
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English → French
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Édith PiafThe lovers from Teruel French → English4
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French → English
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The MidnightArtificiel English → French1
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English → French
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Sacha DistelAll of the rain is falling on me French → English
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French → English
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Salvador DalíJesus is a piece of cheese French → English
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French → English
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Marica NicolskaOh, que Saint-Exupéry me pardonne ! Russian → French
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Russian → French
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MauraneOn a Bach prelude French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirAbsence French → English1
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French → English
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BorgoreLe nouvel ordre mondial selon Borgore English → French2
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English → French
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Sergey BarsishchevQuand j'étais jeune Russian → French7
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Russian → French
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SoufMea culpa French → English
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirThe girl (not knowing why) French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirLilly and Billy French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirChicago kid French → English2
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French → English
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ArcadianPulse quickening sands French → English3
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 4 times
Bulat OkudzhavaThe last trolleybus Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Blues TrottoirSuit French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirCyborg French → English2
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French → English
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EnsembleHer reason for being French → English
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirMr Jones lives in Paris French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirPoker French → English3
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French → English
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Blues Trottoir24 explosive days French → English7
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirI'm a snob French → English2
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French → English
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SupertrampRentre chez toi ! English → French
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English → French
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France GallGewiss doch French → German1
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French → German
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Tamara MiansarovaThe black cat Russian → English26
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Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Sergey BarsishchevTu es pris, je t'ai eu Russian → French4
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Russian → French
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SupertrampLa chanson logique English → French3
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English → French
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Sophie MonkLe vilain petit canard English → French3
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English → French
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Fyodor TyutchevWe managed to sit during a tiring trip French → EnglishFrench → English
Piknik (Russia)Ce n'est qu'un vampire amoureux... Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Rising AppalachiaMédecine English → French
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English → French
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Pulp Fiction (OST)La montre en or English → French3
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English → French
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Karen Boddington and Mark WilliamsIci et ailleurs English → French
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English → French
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Sergey BarsishchevQuand je suis chez moi Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Johnny HallydayIf you leave me French → English2
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French → English
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Hubert-Félix ThiéfaineLiquid cheese French → English
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French → English
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Ingrid St-PierreFlying machines French → English
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French → English
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Sexy SushiCar princess French → EnglishFrench → English
Eloy (Germany)Le pays de personne English → FrenchEnglish → French
Sergey BarsishchevKarakum Russian → French10
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Russian → French
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Sergey BarsishchevLe cinq février Russian → French24
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Russian → French
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Uma2rmanL'important, les gars... Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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LOTTELa chamade German → French
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German → French
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Wir sind HeldenAurélie German → French5
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German → French
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Édith PiafMy Colonial lover French → English
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French → English
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Juliette GrécoLove is gone French → English
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French → English
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Cinema BizarreQuand je te touche, quand je t'embrasse English → French2
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English → French
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FaunPlumage German → French4
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German → French
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SantianoOho, et une bouteille de rhum ! German → French
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German → French
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Clément VerziShe's not from this world French → EnglishFrench → English
Kill Bill Vol.2 (OST)Le monologue de la mariée (quelques mots de la mariée) English → French4
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English → French
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Cinema BizarreUn cadeau du ciel English → French
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English → French
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Cinema BizarreDans ta cage English → French
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English → French
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Nana MouskouriI was drunk with his kisses French → English
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French → English
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