petit élève

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1585 translations, thanked 3492 times, solved 1071 requests, helped 305 members, transcribed 35 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 43 idioms, left 7831 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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1585 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
ASPJe veux brûler German → French
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German → French
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Wye OakTu ne peux pas comprendre English → French
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English → French
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NenaJuste le bon moment German → French
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German → French
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Marlene DietrichJ'ai encore une valise à Berlin German → French
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German → French
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Marie-JoséThe squadron bar French → English4
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
Dick RiversBuilding a bridge French → English3French → English
RadkeyMaquillage débile English → French7
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English → French
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Danielle DarrieuxFlowers are loving words French → English
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French → English
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Murat NasirowRealm of silence Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Pierre BacheletThe land is harsh French → English2
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French → English
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Bill BaxterKiss me, you stupid French → English6
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Alexandra YakovlevaThe hands of the clock Russian → English3
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Russian → English
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TAYANNAPlanes Russian → EnglishRussian → English
Yanka DyagilevaDécorations Russian → French22
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Russian → French
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HiripsiméThe sleepwalker French → English1
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French → English
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DemyTu m'as bien eue English → French
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English → French
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Sum 41Treize voix English → French
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English → French
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Amel LarrieuxSacré English → French
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English → French
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Salvatore AdamoOn the other side of the bridge French → English
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French → English
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HiripsiméTell me what you're thinking of French → English
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayMiss me French → English
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French → English
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Sexy SushiSailor French → English
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French → English
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Hubert-Félix ThiéfaineKaraganda (camp 99) French → English
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayDesire French → English2
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayAll the music I love French → English3
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayWhen night comes back French → English
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayMy face French → English
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French → English
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Johnny HallydayLiving for the better French → English
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French → English
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Léa PaciPirate teen girl French → English
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French → English
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Tom PettyTu as eu de la chance English → French
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English → French
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KarminaCompassion English → French
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English → French
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KarminaTe raccompagner English → French
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English → French
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HurtsLes plus beaux English → FrenchEnglish → French
Alpha BlondyThe last shore French → English
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French → English
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Dany BrillantThe rat French → English2
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French → English
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AlioseFar French → English
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French → English
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HiripsiméThe doors French → English2
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French → English
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Georges BrassensMisogyny notwithstanding French → English10
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French → English
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T.G.V.TGV (very high speed) - part 1 French → English
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French → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaL'amour et la séparation Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaPeintres Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaPrière de François Villon Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaLe premier amour Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaChanson de l'Arbat Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaChanson des fantassins Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Georges BrassensAmendments to a penny dreadful French → English25
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 4 times
La Secte PhonétikWelcome to the Cult French → English2
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French → English
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Serge GainsbourgTeutonische Schwuchtel French → German6
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French → German
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Corinne CharbyPinball ball (enhanced version) French → English10
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French → English
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Frida BoccaraCherbourg was right French → English2
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French → English
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Weird Al YankovicAlbuquerque English → French
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English → French
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Art MengoMagdalena French → English2
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French → English
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Serge GainsbourgFlash forward French → English
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French → English
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Serge GainsbourgKraut poofter French → English
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French → English
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Marc-AntoineAn angel too many French → English3
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French → English
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Cléo (France)You and me and the silk French → English
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French → English
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Art MengoThe scents of her life French → English6
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French → English
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Léa PaciWhere to? French → English
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French → English
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Goûts de luxeEyes of Laura French → English14
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French → English
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Les Fatals PicardsWith a 'h' French → English3
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French → English
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Paul ManandiseC'est toi Ukrainian → French1
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Ukrainian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaPluie d'automne Russian → French3
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Russian → French
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Murat NasirowMy sweet Tania Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Elisa (Italy)Les lumières de la ville English → French3
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English → French
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Les Fatals PicardsComplete jerk French → English
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French → English
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Les Fatals PicardsNoir[s] French → English3
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French → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaFarewell, boys Russian → English19
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Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Bulat OkudzhavaLe soldat de papier Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Bulat OkudzhavaI ran into Hope again Russian → English
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Russian → English
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French FolkA wedding by the waterfall French → English
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French → English
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French FolkUnder a fair moonlight French → English
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French → English
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AnastaciaLes débris d'un rêve English → French
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English → French
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Alexander BlokOphelia's song Russian → English2
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Russian → English
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French FolkThe rose in the wood French → English1
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French → English
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Cee-Lo GreenFonce, Rodolphe, fonce ! English → French
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English → French
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Francesca GagnonIf only I could French → English1
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French → English
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Murat NasirowSchool girl Russian → English19
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Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 4 times
Misha MarvinI hate it Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Betty Boop (OST)Le blues de l'hôpital St James English → French
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English → French
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Damien SaezLula French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezMelancholy French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezLegionnaire French → EnglishFrench → English
Damien SaezThe king French → English
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French → English
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Jacques BrelI wish you to be yourself French → English4
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French → English
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Damien SaezRochechouart French → EnglishFrench → English
EquilibriumHeavy chill German → English8
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German → English
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Damien SaezKasia French → English
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French → English
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Dixie ChicksGrands espaces English → FrenchEnglish → French
Black LabCette nuit English → FrenchEnglish → French
Damien SaezDrugs French → English
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French → English
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Carole LaureDance before you fall French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizA little waltz of Narbonne beach French → English
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French → English
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Olivia RuizThe whiteness of the ceiling French → English
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French → English
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Monique LeyracThis is where I want to live French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezBlack Cadillac French → English
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French → English
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Damien SaezRottweiler French → English
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French → English
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Marion WelterRiding the wind of freedoms French → English
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French → English
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Étienne JaumetThe tour French → English2
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French → English
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Olivia RuizFrom you to me French → English
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French → English
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Tiken Jah FakolyMy country feels bad French → English2
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French → English
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