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English-French translation

Postby blackginger » Sun, 12 Oct 2008 9:11 pm

Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend who is planning to do her 1st tattoo to confirm the French translation from english.

I am born free - Je suis ne libre or Je suis libre ne?

For I am born free- Pour moi suis libre ne. ( is this correct? And do they have the same meaning as the English version?)

Can someone confirm for me?
Thank you so much!!!!

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Re: English-French translation

Postby ozchick » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 8:08 pm

blackginger wrote:Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend who is planning to do her 1st tattoo to confirm the French translation from english.

I am born free - Je suis ne libre or Je suis libre ne?

For I am born free- Pour moi suis libre ne. ( is this correct? And do they have the same meaning as the English version?)

Can someone confirm for me?
Thank you so much!!!!


Unless I'm much mistaken- "Je suis ne libre"
Your other example includes the word 'for' but is understood to mean 'because' or 'since' so I would suggest
Par-ce que je suis ne libre OR depuis que je suis ne libre

I'm no expert. To google your 2nd example with accurate results could be tricky. Cependant, il ya les gens ici qui peuvent parler ce langue facilement. Ou sont ils ????? Mm...un peu indolent je crois...
'Are you trying to tempt me because I come from the land of plenty?'

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Re: English-French translation

Postby road.not.taken » Mon, 13 Oct 2008 8:43 pm

blackginger wrote:Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend who is planning to do her 1st tattoo to confirm the French translation from english.

I am born free - Je suis ne libre or Je suis libre ne?

For I am born free- Pour moi suis libre ne. ( is this correct? And do they have the same meaning as the English version?)

Can someone confirm for me?
Thank you so much!!!!


Why bother to get a tattoo with a phrase that you can't even understand? :roll:

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Postby taxico » Tue, 14 Oct 2008 6:24 am

at least it ain't like one of them drunk guys who who want AWESOME, but end up with an asian word for BONEHEAD tattooed on their backs.

this one's bothering to find out first! kudos...

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Re: English-French translation

Postby blackginger » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 9:26 am

ozchick wrote:
blackginger wrote:Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend who is planning to do her 1st tattoo to confirm the French translation from english.

I am born free - Je suis ne libre or Je suis libre ne?

For I am born free- Pour moi suis libre ne. ( is this correct? And do they have the same meaning as the English version?)

Can someone confirm for me?
Thank you so much!!!!


Unless I'm much mistaken- "Je suis ne libre"
Your other example includes the word 'for' but is understood to mean 'because' or 'since' so I would suggest
Par-ce que je suis ne libre OR depuis que je suis ne libre

I'm no expert. To google your 2nd example with accurate results could be tricky. Cependant, il ya les gens ici qui peuvent parler ce langue facilement. Ou sont ils ????? Mm...un peu indolent je crois...


Thanks. Guess we'll stick with Je suis ne libre.
Desole! je ne comprend pas! Je suis singaporean.

My friend had just broken up from a really bad relationship. To ink is to end that phase of her life and it will be in french as this is her favorite language. She does understand the language but just to double check as we are not Native French at all.

Thanks all.

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Re: English-French translation

Postby hk203 » Fri, 17 Oct 2008 4:27 pm

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Postby ozchick » Sun, 19 Oct 2008 10:39 am

Oui, mais je ne sais pas pourquois il n'ya pas quelqe-un ici qui parle francais ?! Sigh.....Come on Frenchies, un peu d'assistance s'il vous plait !
I'm gonna try to google the alsta-vista site recommended but I don't like our chances with the example given......
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Re: English-French translation

Postby ozchick » Sun, 19 Oct 2008 10:48 am

hk203 wrote:
blackginger wrote:Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend who is planning to do her 1st tattoo to confirm the French translation from english.

I am born free - Je suis ne libre or Je suis libre ne?

For I am born free- Pour moi suis libre ne. ( is this correct? And do they have the same meaning as the English version?)

Can someone confirm for me?
Thank you so much!!!!


Go to google search and type altavista translator...



OK ! Yeah this looks good HK203....I didn't think that would with so few words out of context but yeah the response below came up and the more I read it the better it looks......Pour moi suis libre né ....
I still think that for the purpose of a tattoo......it's a bit ambiguous.....gonna show the rooster whose French is better than mine.
'Are you trying to tempt me because I come from the land of plenty?'

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Re: English-French translation

Postby ozchick » Sun, 19 Oct 2008 4:18 pm

ozchick wrote:
hk203 wrote:
blackginger wrote:Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend who is planning to do her 1st tattoo to confirm the French translation from english.

I am born free - Je suis ne libre or Je suis libre ne?

For I am born free- Pour moi suis libre ne. ( is this correct? And do they have the same meaning as the English version?)

Can someone confirm for me?
Thank you so much!!!!


Go to google search and type altavista translator...




OK ! Yeah this looks good HK203....I didn't think that would with so few words out of context but yeah the response below came up and the more I read it the better it looks......Pour moi suis libre né ....
I still think that for the purpose of a tattoo......it's a bit ambiguous.....gonna show the rooster whose French is better than mine.


OK - The rooster says we can't have 'suis' wihout 'je'.
And that the following is the best thing is to get rid of the word FOR and then you'll have (feminine gender): Nee en liberte. (Born free). Of course you'll need the accute sign above the first e in nee and above the last e in liberte. And if this hasn't confused us all well...mm....google 'Born Free'. That should come up 'cleanly' cpmpared to the other example.
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Postby blackginger » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 2:11 am

altavista is exactly where i got the translation.

ozchick, you're funny.
merci beaucoup. for your assistance, but i'm getting kinda confused here.

ok, keeping it simple.

i am born free = je sui ne libre.

oui?

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Postby Enide » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 8:58 pm

If your friend is female, then it should be je suis nee rather than je suis ne. Don't forget the accent aigu on the first 'e' in nee.

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Postby sourisso » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:00 am

Je suis née libre. (female)

Je suis né libre. (male)

Née en liberté, as Oz suggested, would be grammaticaly correct but in french, written this way, it sounds more like the kind of expressions we usually use to refer to animals, not humans, so i would advice not to use it unless your friend is an animal born in wild and now living in captivity :mrgreen: .

Née libre would be fine aswell.

(im french)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 1:47 pm

sourisso wrote:
(im french)


we won't hold that against you..... :wink:

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 2:06 pm

try systran also - I usually test against google, systran and one of the other major sites.

HTH, P

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Postby sourisso » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 3:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
sourisso wrote:
(im french)


we won't hold that against you..... :wink:



thanks :lol:


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