petit élève

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1591 translations, thanked 3512 times, solved 1077 requests, helped 307 members, transcribed 35 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 43 idioms, left 7917 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
Alain SouchonThat's something at least French → English11
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
Mickey 3DDeath of the people French → English16
thanked 5 times
French → English
thanked 5 times
Alain SouchonPhoney French → English3
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Lorie PesterBeautiful summer French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Leningradwww leningrad Russian → French1
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
StingTu peux m'oublier English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Dick AnnegarnThe schoolteacher French → English6
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Dick AnnegarnMireille French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Sœur SourireMarima, my little friend from Africa French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Jo LemaireThis is my boat French → English
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French → English
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Beau DommageLament of the seal in Alaska French → English3
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French → English
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Xavier CaféïneCrows French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Dick AnnegarnElephant cub French → English24
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Dick AnnegarnBrussels French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Vladimir VysotskyTu étais là, mon vieux Valet... Russian → French5
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Fyodor TyutchevJ'aime tes yeux, mon amie Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Fyodor TyutchevI love your eyes, my dear Russian → English15
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
thanked 3 times
Patrick FioriThank you French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Bulat OkudzhavaPirate song Russian → EnglishRussian → English
Louis LynelChina night French → English17
thanked 2 times
French → English
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Andrey UsachevLove Russian → English4
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1 vote, thanked 3 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
Vladimir VysotskyHere you were, Jack Russian → English2
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Andrey UsachevCurious Barbara Russian → English10
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Luck MervilWe want to party French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Anna GermanJe ne ferai pas un pas vers toi Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Anna GermanJe n'ai aucun besoin de toi Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Anna GermanA shadow Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Parlour TricksDes cœurs brisés, des plaies et des bosses English → FrenchEnglish → French
RuelleS'en sortir English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Anna GermanI could do without you Russian → English24
thanked 5 times
Russian → English
thanked 5 times
Anna GermanL'ombre Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Mickey 3DAlways aim for the head French → English2
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Henry GaratWhen I'm dancing with you French → English5
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
SleepthiefUn écho dans le silence English → FrenchEnglish → French
Uh Huh HerTempête de gâchis English → French13
thanked 3 times
English → French
thanked 3 times
SleepthiefDis-le English → French12English → French
SleepthiefLe roi du feu English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Theatre of TragedySilence English → French20English → French
SleepthiefLe cœur labyrinthe English → French3
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Mickey 3DLifeisbeautiful French → English13
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Boby LapointeAragon and Castile French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Mickey 3DBeyond the Grand Canyon French → English15
thanked 6 times
French → English
thanked 6 times
Anna GermanChanson d'automne Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
PornofilmiPays de minables Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Juliette GrécoBrother Jacques French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Anna GermanAutumn song Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
Laura Elizabeth HughesLe labyrinthe de papier English → French7
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Élisa TovatiSOS French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
GoldJosy-Ann French → English1
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Ólafur ArnaldsPour l'instant je suis l'hiver English → French1
thanked 2 times
English → French
thanked 2 times
Karolina (Russia)Winter night Russian → English6
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou HarrisSi on doit se dire adieu English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Le Poème HarmoniqueMalbrough goes to war (death and burial of the invincible Malbrough) French → EnglishFrench → English
Le Poème HarmoniqueThe fair Louise French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Le Poème HarmoniqueKing Louis' daughter French → English11
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Yulia SavichevaTu reviendras, je le sais Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Juliette GrécoCatherine's song French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Vasya Oblomov Border incident Russian → English11
thanked 4 times
Russian → English
thanked 4 times
Catherine LaraDiamond digger rocker girl French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Gnarls BarkleyFous English → French4
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
English → French
5
1 vote, thanked 1 time
Albert PréjeanIt's you I want French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Sœur SourireA flower French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Sœur SourireBrother Everyone French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Albert PréjeanLikeable French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Le coeurA sun sitting in the snow French → English6
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Patrick FioriQuietly French → English4
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Juliette GrécoYou who I long for French → English8
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Aleksey VorobyovS'il te plaît, sois un peu moins forte Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Nikolay BaryshevUn jour, quelqu'un a remarqué... Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Albert PréjeanHoneymoon French → English6
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Helena MeraaiJe suis ton plus beau rêve Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Les innocentsJodie French → English34
thanked 4 times
French → English
thanked 4 times
David BowieLes riches années English → French3
thanked 3 times
English → French
thanked 3 times
Scott MatthewsInsaisissable English → French17
thanked 3 times
English → French
thanked 3 times
Kristian KostovProfondeurs Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Russian → French
thanked 3 times
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsSirènes English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
MauraneToo big French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Plastic BertrandThe sluggish train French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Bruno PelletierMy life French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
St AubinFree as art French → English
thanked 1 time
French → English
thanked 1 time
Polina BogusevichAiles Russian → French
thanked 2 times
Russian → French
thanked 2 times
MonetochkaTu es partie avec un réaliste Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Phantasmagoria (United States)Tu es le printemps Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) → FrenchLadino (Judeo-Spanish) → French
Mickey 3DAurélia French → English14
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
French → English
5
1 vote, thanked 4 times
Huey Lewis & The NewsLe cœur du Rock & Roll English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Phantasmagoria (United States)Xhaíque (souvenir) English → French2
thanked 3 times
English → French
thanked 3 times
PornofilmiTo the slammer Russian → English14
thanked 1 time
Russian → English
thanked 1 time
PornofilmiFoutez la paix aux gosses Russian → French
thanked 1 time
Russian → French
thanked 1 time
PornofilmiOn ne vous croit plus Russian → French15
thanked 4 times
Russian → French
thanked 4 times
PornofilmiRussia for the sad Russian → English11
thanked 2 times
Russian → English
thanked 2 times
PornofilmiLet's pretend Russian → English24
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
Russian → English
5
1 vote, thanked 3 times
AlizéeJ.B.G. French → English
thanked 4 times
French → English
thanked 4 times
AlizéeMy scrubland French → English8
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
PornofilmiJust leave the kids alone! Russian → English29
thanked 3 times
Russian → English
thanked 3 times
The ArchiesMon petit trésor en sucre English → French
thanked 1 time
English → French
thanked 1 time
Juliette GrécoIt feels so good French → English1
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times
Juliette GrécoThe post office ladies French → English10
thanked 3 times
French → English
thanked 3 times
Ww WwQue dire ? English → French3
thanked 3 times
English → French
thanked 3 times
Of Mice & MenOn va s'accrocher English → FrenchEnglish → French
Édith PiafThe Legion's Standard French → English
thanked 2 times
French → English
thanked 2 times

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