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Translate a phrase to French please!

Discussion in 'Translations' started by nytrogyn, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. nytrogyn ..where's my weed!?

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    Hey, I'm writing a french essy and would like to know how to properly say "mountain climbing" or "rock climbing"... could anyone fluent in french please translate that? It's due tomorrow... :laugh
     
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  2. Jink Kid :thumbs

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    mountain climbing - s'?lever de montagne

    rock climbing - s'?lever de roche
     
  3. doudesg New Member

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    French is my mother tongue.

    A correct translation of mountain climbing would be :

    To climb = gravir, grimper sur, escalader.
    a mountain= une montagne
    a rock= un rocher
    climbing (used as a name) = l'escalade

    So if you want to be precise : mountain climbing = L'escalade de/en montagne
    rock climbing = l'escalade de rochers

    But only if wether it is a rock or a mountain matters, otherwise, just stick to "l'escalade" which is climbing in general.

    You will also say:
    to climb a rock/mountain = escalader/gravir un rocher/une montagne.


    Hope it will help you, if you have another question, feel free to ask.
    Seeya!:)
     
  4. PATMAN ASDganp90 sd(*)(* 0989()*)

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    i'd have to agree with doudesgm he has a very good translation ^_^
     
  5. aznp New Member

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    in France they call it l'escalade v escalader = mountain climbing or rock climbing PERIOD so in other words agreed w doudesg
     
  6. nytrogyn ..where's my weed!?

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    Thanks so much for the help guys. In the end, this is my final sentance:

    Je suis actif et aventureux, j?aime escalader.
     
  7. Devilguy Darkness over 9,000!!!

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    I would use "dynamique" instead of "actif". "Varappe" is also is a synonym of "escalade" but it is less used.
    Here is my proposition for a more gorgeous sentence:
    "Etant dynamique et aventureux, j'appr?cie particuli?rement la pratique de l'escalade".

    For further information:
     
  8. hoangcong New Member

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    i hope im not too late....
    Je suis (d'un esprit) actif et aventureux, j?aime l'escalade.

    this should be a better phrase since "escalader" is a verb and doesn't specifically refer to climbing...
     
  9. Spirou New Member

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    I'm french and I think devilguy's translation is more appropriate, if you like mountain climbing the word "varappe" instead of "escalade" is better but most people would use "escalade". Instead of "aventureux" you can put "t?m?raire" or "casse-cou" but that doesn't make a big difference.
     
  10. Azrael Bitch, Get Serious

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    Yeah I live in Quebec, so I have to speak french (I hate it, for those damn verbs -_-) so varrape is more appropriate and much more of a better word.
     
  11. nytrogyn ..where's my weed!?

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    Thanks sooo much for all your help guys.. but unfortunately, I'd already handed it in :(
     
  12. doudesg New Member

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    varappe???

    I know it is too late but in France we almost never use varappe. I believe it is used more often in quebec, but in France I am sure we almost never use it.?
     
  13. doudesg New Member

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    To be more precise, varappe is a mix of trecking and climbing.
     
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