petit élève

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1589 translations, thanked 3501 times, solved 1075 requests, helped 307 members, transcribed 35 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 43 idioms, left 7879 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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1589 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Piknik (Russia)Le chaman a trois mains Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Julie ZenattiZina French → EnglishFrench → English
Piknik (Russia)La fête Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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MorrisseyEncore à quai et déjà malade English → French
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English → French
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PornofilmiA song for sale Russian → English5
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiChanges Russian → English38
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Russian → English
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PornofilmiChangements Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Jack Hylton and His OrchestraVous tenez le bon bout English → French2English → French
Maxime Le ForestierParatrooper French → English57
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French → English
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Alla PugachevaLes feuilles d'automne Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Vladimir KuzminLes chevaux blancs Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Les Fatals PicardsUntil death from Brittany do you part French → English44
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French → English
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Piknik (Russia)Hiéroglyphe Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Piknik (Russia)Rien... Russian → French7Russian → French
Piknik (Russia)La princesse Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Piknik (Russia)Tout va bien ! Russian → FrenchRussian → French
Piknik (Russia)Tout va très bien ! [chantable] Russian → French6
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Russian → French
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Lilian HarveyI still remember French → English27
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French → English
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Lilian HarveyThat's how I am French → English5
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French → English
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Alla PugachevaQue le destin te protège Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Slowdive40 jours English → French20English → French
SOHNLumières English → French2
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English → French
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
Alexander SerovI love you so much I could cry Russian → English37
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Konstantin NikolskyMon âme porte l'empreinte du mal Russian → French
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Russian → French
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NovembreNostalgiaplatz English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonJe l'adore mais elle ne m'aime pas English → French
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English → French
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Nick DrakeL'hiver est fini English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonTu me manques surtout English → French
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English → French
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Piknik (Russia)Étranger Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Piknik (Russia)Beethoven Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Konstantin NikolskyLe musicien Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Ólafur ArnaldsParticules English → French12
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English → French
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Marie LaforêtThe voice of silence French → English4
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French → English
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Françoiz BreutI don't want to get away (I don't want to leave, part II) French → English6
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French → English
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KentI am one kilometer French → English11
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French → English
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FalkenbachHávamál English → French
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English → French
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Konstantin NikolskyL'oiseau de nuit Russian → French17
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Russian → French
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Véronique JannotCome back and tell me French → English5
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French → English
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Jay-Jay JohansonC'est quasiment toi English → French
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English → French
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Piknik (Russia)Le sang mauvais Russian → French
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Russian → French
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KentSubway French → English2
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French → English
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Jay-Jay JohansonMilan, Madrid, Chicago, Paris English → French
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English → French
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Gem ClubColonne vertébrale English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonJe suis vieux maintenant English → French
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English → French
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Jay-Jay JohansonLa tombe de ma mère English → French
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English → French
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Bruce SpringsteenLe paradis English → French
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English → French
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No Clear MindSaint John English → French
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English → French
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FM-84En fuite dans la nuit English → French
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English → French
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No Clear MindTon double imaginaire English → French
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English → French
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Laurie DarmonYour voice French → English3
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French → English
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Scott MatthewsUn étranger de passage English → French
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English → French
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L'ImpératriceSonate pacifique English → French
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English → French
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Juliette GrécoIn your bed French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelIt's raining (the panes) French → English3
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French → English
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Jacques BrelTo each his Dulcinea French → English41
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French → English
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Jacques BrelDulcinea French → English
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French → English
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Nolwenn LeroyGem French → English2
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French → English
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L'ImpératriceParfum thérémine English → French
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English → French
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Jacques BrelGloria French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelI love you French → English8
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French → English
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Nolwenn LeroyThe Ankou French → English
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French → English
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Monty PythonLa petite liste English → FrenchEnglish → French
Monty PythonÇa m'inquiète vraiment English → FrenchEnglish → French
Monty PythonPutain de vent d'hiver English → French2
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English → French
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Monty PythonLe bûcheron English → FrenchEnglish → French
Monty PythonCamelot English → French5English → French
Jacques BrelThe man from la Mancha French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelThe golden helmet of Mambrino French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelThe Knight of the Mirrors French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelWithout love French → English8
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French → English
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GeorgioThe gold of its red mist French → English
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French → English
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DalidaThe stream French → English2
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French → English
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Rhiannon GiddensJulie English → FrenchEnglish → French
Eddy de PrettoOne party too many French → English6
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French → English
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NekfeuDreaming of having dreams French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelHow come he does all these things? French → English
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French → English
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Tom PaxtonJe n'ai jamais voulu ça English → FrenchEnglish → French
Yvette GuilbertThe fiacre French → English2
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French → English
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Dominique AValparaíso French → English
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French → English
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Dominique ABecause you were there French → English
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French → English
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Juliette ArmanetMadly French → English4
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French → English
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Leïla HuissoudWe've known each other for so long French → English6
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French → English
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Jacques BrelAldonza French → English
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French → English
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Stone SourChanson n° 3 English → FrenchEnglish → French
Léa PaciSweet little face French → English
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French → English
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Olga KraskoSweet autumn rain Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaChanson des pirates Russian → French1Russian → French
Albert PréjeanHad we not known each other French → English4
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French → English
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EisbrecherDérive German → French
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German → French
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Marie BothmerVainqueurs German → French
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German → French
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Albert PréjeanA declaration of love through gramophone French → English5
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French → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaMessieurs les aspirants Russian → French17
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaUn musicien jouait du violon Russian → French5
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Russian → French
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Dina ViernyA l'époque où on s'est connus... Russian → French7Russian → French
Bulat OkudzhavaChanson des idiots Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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Semyon SlepakovChuis un abruti Russian → French16
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Russian → French
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Julie ZenattiJust hot air French → English
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French → English
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Juliette GrécoTomorrow is another day French → English
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French → English
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Juliette GrécoLament French → English
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French → English
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Leïla HuissoudThe old lady French → English6
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French → English
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