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
Juliette GrécoLament French → English
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Leïla HuissoudThe old lady French → English6
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Leïla HuissoudCuckolds French → English37
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French → English
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Leïla HuissoudTiny chilled fingers French → English25
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Juliette GrécoPhone lament French → English
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KyoYour boyfriend French → English6
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Elton JohnLes yeux bleus English → FrenchEnglish → French
Juliette GrécoParis French → English
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The PoliceMaman English → French
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Leïla HuissoudNot lady ever French → English4
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Juliette GrécoThe sweet local joint French → English
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Souad MassiO Houria French → English8
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Leïla HuissoudSilly girl French → English23
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Mark LaneganFuneral elegy French → English
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Leïla HuissoudThe bar French → English36
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Juliette GrécoI feel good French → English
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Juliette GrécoI hate Sundays French → English
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Duo à deuxRadio Paris is a liar French → English
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Juliette GrécoI'm coming French → English
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Juliette GrécoIt felt good (the lonely ball) French → English2
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Juliette GrécoThere is no everafter left French → English
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Juliette GrécoI reckon French → English
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Juliette GrécoChandannagar French → English
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Juliette GrécoIn your crystal bed French → English
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Duo à deuxWhat is the angler thinking? French → English
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Duo à deuxRemember you and remember me French → English
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Duo à deuxStay or leave? French → English
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Juliette GrécoThe anti-Ecclesiastes (nothing is vanity) French → English
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Steve WaringThe frogs French → English2
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Christine and the QueensHalf ladies French → EnglishFrench → English
VianneyMe love you French → English
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Karim OuelletMore haste, less speed French → English2
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Karim OuelletKarim and the wolf French → English3
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RIDSAGive me a break! French → English
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AmesoeursThe milking queen French → English
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Gauvin SersWhen she calls her mother French → English
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Élodie FrégéI tell you no French → English
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Jacques PrévertA plentiful morning French → English
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Jules SupervielleThe stopover in Portugal French → English
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Jules SupervielleThe raindrop French → English
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Les ratsI'm bored to death French → English4
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Luna (Ukraine)Bullets Russian → English11
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Barbara WeldensAt my sides French → English37
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Mikhail LermontovLes vagues et les gens Russian → French
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Keen’VSally French → English1
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Zdravko ČolićEverlasting love Russian → English
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Giselle PascalA bird is singing French → English1
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Frida BoccaraThe mills of my heart French → English2
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Georges BrassensLament of the ladies of the night French → English14
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Jean-Louis MuratUnraveled ties French → English3
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BlackoThe street is not my mother French → English
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Coralie ClémentOh my gosh French → English
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IdaaliurVisions of Stars and Blood French → English1
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Émilie SimonAs day comes French → English
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Amanda SeyfriedLe petit chaperon rouge English → FrenchEnglish → French
Sam the Sham & The PharaohsLe petit chaperon rouge English → FrenchEnglish → French
VitaaYou will leave me French → English2
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Le Poème HarmoniqueThe white doe French → English2
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Jésus, de Nazareth à Jérusalem (OST)Gods versus God French → English
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Igor RasteryaevLe ruban de Saint-George Russian → French
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Le Poème HarmoniqueTender wishes French → English
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Le Poème HarmoniqueAs I went to water the horses... French → English
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Igor RasteryaevLes fleurs sauvages Russian → French
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Jésus, de Nazareth à Jérusalem (OST)The Blessed One French → English
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Claude BarzottiI'm flying French → English
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Sergey ArkhipovChaque année a sa propre couleur... Russian → French1
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Lara FabianRed balls French → English
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Bernard DimeyTango (you fuck like a queen) French → English
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Jean TranchantMiss Adeline French → English
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Imogen HeapLa bête English → French2
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Keen’VYou'll be alright French → English
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Ayna (France)The taste of my dreams French → English
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Dick AnnegarnCoutances French → English1
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Lyudmila ZykinaThe river Volga flows Russian → English8
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PochtaThe Golden Fleece shepherd Russian → English6
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Mélanie CohlWho I really am French → English
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Ayna (France)Legacy French → English
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Irina DubtsovaSe souvenir Russian → French
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Marie LaforêtOn his way to the Andes French → English
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Marie LaforêtLily Marleen French → English
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Mia MartinaBroken heart French → English
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Marie LaforêtCruel Kathy French → English1
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Alain BarrièreSweet 'Mona Lisa' Mary French → English
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Leaves' EyesRagnarok English → FrenchEnglish → French
Nelly FurtadoImpuissants (dites ce que vous voulez) English → French1English → French
Nelly FurtadoLes conneries à la radio (souviens-toi d'avant)) English → French
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The Secret of Nimh (OST)For the love of a child French → English
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Angela McCluskeyLa vérité, c'est que... English → French6
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Quest Pistols ShowJe suis fatigué Russian → French
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Irina DubtsovaRemembering Russian → English
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Julia VolkovaM'oublier Russian → French2
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SweetboxAccro English → French
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Ayna (France)Don't ever say again... French → English
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LauvRéoublier English → French
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Esther OfarimFor this very song... French → English6
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Ajda PekkanThe oil baron French → English
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Estella BlainSolitude French → English3
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Joe DiffieTroisième caillou à partir du Soleil English → FrenchEnglish → French
Bouducon productionBDCP 1 French → EnglishFrench → English
Michel SardouThe "France" French → English
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