petit élève

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1339 translations, thanked 2652 times, solved 926 requests, helped 264 members, transcribed 33 songs, added 23 idioms, explained 35 idioms, left 5776 comments
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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

Кулаками, если стены бить,
То однажды стены разнесёшь.
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Hit the walls, with your fists if you must,
and one day you'll bring the walls down.
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Tape sur les murs, à coups de poings s'il le faut,
et un jour les murs s'écrouleront.

Languages
Native
French
Fluent
English
Studied
German, Russian
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1339 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
MauraneOn a Bach prelude French → English
thanked 3 times
French → English
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Blues TrottoirAbsence French → English1
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French → English
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BorgoreLe nouvel ordre mondial selon Borgore English → French2
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English → French
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Sergey BarsishchevQuand j'étais jeune Russian → French7
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Russian → French
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SoufMea culpa French → English
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirThe girl (not knowing why) French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirLilly and Billy French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirChicago kid French → English2
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French → English
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ArcadianPulse quickening sands French → English3
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French → English
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1 vote, thanked 2 times
Bulat OkudzhavaThe last trolleybus Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Blues TrottoirSuit French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirCyborg French → English2
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French → English
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EnsembleHer reason for being French → EnglishFrench → English
Blues TrottoirMr Jones lives in Paris French → English1
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirPoker French → English3
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French → English
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Blues Trottoir24 explosive days French → English7
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French → English
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Blues TrottoirI'm a snob French → English2
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French → English
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SupertrampRentre chez toi ! English → French
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English → French
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France GallGewiss doch French → German1
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French → German
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Tamara MiansarovaThe black cat Russian → English26
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 7 times
Sergey BarsishchevTu es pris, je t'ai eu Russian → French4
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Russian → French
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SupertrampLa chanson logique English → French3
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English → French
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Sophie MonkLe vilain petit canard English → French3
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English → French
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Fyodor TyutchevWe managed to sit during a tiring trip French → EnglishFrench → English
Piknik (Russia)Ce n'est qu'un vampire amoureux... Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Rising AppalachiaMédecine English → French
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English → French
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Pulp Fiction (OST)La montre en or English → French3
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English → French
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Karen Boddington and Mark WilliamsIci et ailleurs English → French
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English → French
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Sergey BarsishchevQuand je suis chez moi Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Johnny HallydayIf you leave me French → English2
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French → English
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Hubert-Félix ThiéfaineLiquid cheese French → English
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French → English
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Ingrid St-PierreFlying machines French → English
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French → English
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Sexy SushiCar princess French → EnglishFrench → English
Eloy (Germany)Le pays de personne English → FrenchEnglish → French
Sergey BarsishchevKarakum Russian → French10
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Russian → French
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Sergey BarsishchevLe cinq février Russian → French24
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Russian → French
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Uma2rmanL'important, les gars... Russian → French
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Russian → French
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LOTTELa chamade German → French
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German → French
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Wir sind HeldenAurélie German → French
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German → French
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Édith PiafMy Colonial lover French → English
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French → English
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Juliette GrécoLove is gone French → English
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French → English
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Cinema BizarreQuand je te touche, quand je t'embrasse English → French2
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English → French
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FaunPlumage German → French4German → French
SantianoOho, et une bouteille de rhum ! German → French
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German → French
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Clément VerziShe's not from this world French → EnglishFrench → English
Kill Bill Vol.2 (OST)Le monologue de la mariée (quelques mots de la mariée) English → French4
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English → French
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Cinema BizarreUn cadeau du ciel English → French
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English → French
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Cinema BizarreDans ta cage English → French
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English → French
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Nana MouskouriI was drunk with his kisses French → English
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French → English
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Children's SongsAs I walked across Lorraine French → EnglishFrench → English
Alain ChamfortFarewell, my baby singer French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortManuréva French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortBamboo French → English
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerThe blue skinned woman French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortA fever in my blood French → English
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French → English
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France GallGo ahead and love her French → English
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French → English
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Billy JoelLeningrad English → French
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English → French
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Vendredi sur MerLove with you French → English
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French → English
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RenaudA socialist chick French → English18
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerStoned to death French → English5
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerThose were the sad days French → English3
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French → English
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Véronique JannotMy favourite hero French → EnglishFrench → English
Véronique JannotI made love with the sea French → English
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French → English
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Véronique JannotIt's too easy to say "I love you" French → English7
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French → English
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NOFXRonald & Maggie English → French
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English → French
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FM-84Je ne veux pas te faire changer d'avis English → French
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English → French
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Jane et julieOur man of mine French → EnglishFrench → English
Robert Louis StevensonLa bière de bruyère : une légende écossaise English → French2
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English → French
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Albert PréjeanA busy man French → English9
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French → English
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Country Joe McDonaldJours tranquilles à Clichy (II) English → French2
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English → French
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Léo FerréTo a dead singer. A tribute to Edith Piaf French → English
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French → English
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Mario LanzaRose Marie English → French5
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English → French
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Barry McGuireA la veille de l'apocalypse English → French
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English → French
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Gérard MansetBad karma French → EnglishFrench → English
Gérard MansetThe day you'll want to leave French → English7
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French → English
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Gérard MansetSad Tropics French → English2French → English
I MuvriniThe one you think I am French → English3
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French → English
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Therapie TaxiIdyllic coma French → English
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French → English
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KruizInto the fire! Russian → English4
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Russian → English
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Vendredi sur MerThe desire girls French → English
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French → English
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Vendredi sur MerA deathly tear of sadness French → English19
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French → English
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Serebryanaya SvadbaFarewell the head Russian → English18
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Russian → English
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Theatres des VampiresThe litanies of Satan French → English2
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French → English
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France GallThe swing isn't bad in Paris French → English
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French → English
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France GallIls parlent tous d'amour German → French2
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German → French
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NataliClouds Russian → English4
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Russian → English
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Jacques PrévertNarcissus French → English
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortSmudges of you French → English
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French → English
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Robin GibbSauvée par le gong English → French6
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English → French
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Lily AllenPrendre ma place English → French3
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English → French
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Gérard MansetLike a warrior French → English1
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French → English
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Alain ChamfortParadise French → English
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French → English
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Bobby VintonBlessé English → French
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English → French
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Pierre de RonsardMy sweet, let us see whether the rose... French → English6
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French → English
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Charles BaudelaireA carrion French → English4
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French → English
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Teen SuicideChat crevé English → French19
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English → French
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A Perfect CircleLe paquet English → French18
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English → French
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Don HenleyAu fond des choses English → French1
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English → French
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Pink GuyAu secours ! English → French3
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English → French
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France GallThe confession French → English
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French → English
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