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
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
French Children SongsAs I walked across Lorraine French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortFarewell, my baby singer French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortManuréva French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortBamboo French → English
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerThe blue skinned woman French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortA fever in my blood French → English
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French → English
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France GallGo ahead and love her French → English
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French → English
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Billy JoelLeningrad English → French
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English → French
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Vendredi sur MerLove with you French → English
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French → English
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RenaudA socialist chick French → English18
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerStoned to death French → English7
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerThose were the sad days French → English3
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French → English
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Véronique JannotMy favourite hero French → EnglishFrench → English
Véronique JannotI made love with the sea French → English
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French → English
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Véronique JannotIt's too easy to say "I love you" French → English7
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French → English
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NOFXRonald & Maggie English → French
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English → French
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FM-84Je ne veux pas te faire changer d'avis English → French
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English → French
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Jane et julieOur man of mine French → EnglishFrench → English
Robert Louis StevensonLa bière de bruyère : une légende écossaise English → French2
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English → French
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Albert PréjeanA busy man French → English9
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French → English
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Country Joe McDonaldJours tranquilles à Clichy (II) English → French2
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English → French
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Léo FerréTo a dead singer. A tribute to Edith Piaf French → English
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French → English
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Mario LanzaRose Marie English → French5
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English → French
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Barry McGuireA la veille de l'apocalypse English → French
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English → French
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Gérard MansetBad karma French → EnglishFrench → English
Gérard MansetThe day you'll want to leave French → English7
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French → English
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Gérard MansetSad Tropics French → English2French → English
I MuvriniThe one you think I am French → English3
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French → English
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Therapie TaxiIdyllic coma French → English
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French → English
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KruizInto the fire! Russian → English4
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Russian → English
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Vendredi sur MerThe desire girls French → English
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerA deathly tear of sadness French → English19
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French → English
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Serebryanaya SvadbaFarewell the head Russian → English18
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Russian → English
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Theatres des VampiresThe litanies of Satan French → English2
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French → English
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France GallThe swing isn't bad in Paris French → English
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French → English
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France GallIls parlent tous d'amour German → French2
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German → French
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NataliClouds Russian → English4
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Russian → English
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Jacques PrévertNarcissus French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortSmudges of you French → English
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French → English
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Robin GibbSauvée par le gong English → French6
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English → French
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Lily AllenPrendre ma place English → French3
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English → French
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Gérard MansetLike a warrior French → English1
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortParadise French → English
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French → English
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Bobby VintonBlessé English → French
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English → French
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Jean FerratMy sweet, let us see whether the rose... French → English6
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French → English
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Charles BaudelaireA carrion French → English4
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French → English
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Teen SuicideChat crevé English → French19
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English → French
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A Perfect CircleLe paquet English → French18
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English → French
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Don HenleyAu fond des choses English → French1
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English → French
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Pink GuyAu secours ! English → French3
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English → French
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France GallThe confession French → English
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French → English
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LounaSpring Russian → English115
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Russian → English
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Alain ChamfortIt's serious, so smile French → English
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French → English
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Laurie DarmonRaging French → English8
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French → English
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Billy JoelPression English → French4
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English → French
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Sektor GazaBerceuse Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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France GallTurn it off and chill out French → English
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French → English
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France GallMiss Chang French → English
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French → English
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France GallAll for music French → English
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French → English
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France GallHong Kong star French → English
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French → English
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France GallMusic French → English1
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French → English
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Vladimir VysotskyLes chevaux capricieux Russian → French9
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Russian → French
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Vladimir VysotskyIl n'est pas revenu du combat Russian → French6
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Russian → French
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Billy JoelC'est humain (le second souffle) English → French2
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English → French
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Ben ZuckerPrends-moi dans tes bras German → French14
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German → French
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Billy JoelOn a pas mis le feu English → French12
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English → French
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Guillaume ApollinaireThe farewell French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortBroken up toy French → English
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French → English
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Georges HaldasShower French → English
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French → English
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PornofilmiLes bals de fin d'études Russian → French7
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Russian → French
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Mark ForsterPadam German → French
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German → French
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DeitschThe bride of the Rhine German → English4
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German → English
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DeitschIn endless sorrow German → English8
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German → English
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Nevada TanPersonne ne t'entend German → French6
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German → French
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RevolverheldLe cœur bat la chamade German → French
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German → French
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EisbrecherQu'est-ce qui se passe, là ? German → French
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German → French
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Beatrice EgliOù sont passés tous les Roméos ? German → French
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German → French
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Mari GovoriSuce ! Russian → French7
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Russian → French
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Gérard MansetLike a Lego puzzle French → EnglishFrench → English
Iris DeMentLe désert des libertés English → FrenchEnglish → French
A Perfect CircleDésabusés English → French
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English → French
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Da KookaDon't let it get at you Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Da KookaI knew so little Russian → English3
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Russian → English
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Project Lametraz'Magic French → English6
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French → English
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MobyDans cet endroit hostile English → French9
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English → French
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Ivan UstûžaninUn ami comme il faut English → French26
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English → French
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Henry GaratAs long as you're twenty French → English
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French → English
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Amir HaddadLet time stop French → English7
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French → English
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Amir HaddadDead end French → English5
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French → English
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Lala BrynzaLes gens lisent comme des cons Russian → French14
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Russian → French
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Nikolay BaryshevDans un esprit de paix et d'amour Russian → French22
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Russian → French
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Amir HaddadGet out of my head French → English4
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French → English
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Amir HaddadThe streets of my sorrow French → English2
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 18 times
Mickey 3DСмерть народа French → Russian85
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1 vote, thanked 6 times
French → Russian
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1 vote, thanked 6 times
Amir HaddadOpium French → EnglishFrench → English
Amir HaddadIdeal romance French → English
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French → English
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Rada RaiMon âme, tu es bien maladroite... Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Amir HaddadNorthern lights French → English2
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French → English
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Amir HaddadWhat do you think? French → English1
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French → English
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Amir HaddadWhat will become of men? French → English1
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French → English
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