petit élève

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1674 translations, thanked 3833 times, solved 1138 requests, helped 325 members, transcribed 36 songs, added 27 idioms, explained 44 idioms, left 8304 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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1674 translations posted by petit élèveDetailsAll Translations

ArtistTranslationLanguagesCommentsInfoInfo
Martin LutherI don't know how long I'll live... German → French1
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German → French
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The PoguesIls partent par milliers English → French
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English → French
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La BoucheDis-moi que tu m'aimeras toujours English → French2
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English → French
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RoxettePourquoi tu ne m'offres pas de fleurs ? English → French
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English → French
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Nikolay GumilevThe Word Russian → English29
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Russian → English
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LòdzCe sentiment English → French
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English → French
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Elena VaengaDeux âmes Russian → French2
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Russian → French
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Elena VaengaTwo souls Russian → English2
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 1 time
Anne VanderloveA ballad in November French → English
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French → English
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FelipechaOne thing leading to another French → English
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French → English
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Babylon CircusCigarette French → English
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French → English
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Grigory LepsSans toi Russian → French1
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Russian → French
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Un Été 44 (ost)Along with the swallows French → English
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French → English
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Un Été 44 (ost)Sleepless Lili French → English
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French → English
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Piknik (Russia)Le corbeau noir Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Sleep Party PeopleJe n'ai rien d'humain English → French
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English → French
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Corinne MarchandThe bold whore French → English
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French → English
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Lena VassilyokGalina Russian → English27
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Russian → English
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AnnenMayKantereitÇa va German → French4
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German → French
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AnnenMayKantereitJe t'en prie, essaye... German → French
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German → French
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AnnenMayKantereit21, 22, 23 German → French1
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German → French
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Alexander BorisovRoschin's love song Russian → English94
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1 vote, thanked 6 times
Russian → English
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1 vote, thanked 6 times
LòdzTout va bien English → French
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English → French
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Chizh & СoPhantom Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Yuri VizborA woman's tale Russian → English84
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2 votes, thanked 3 times
Russian → English
5
2 votes, thanked 3 times
Erich KästnerLe mois de Juillet German → French5
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German → French
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Kate RyanDisenchanted French → English7
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French → English
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Bill WurtzSalut belle plante English → French19
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English → French
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ThurisazL'effluve d'un rêve English → French
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English → French
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Madame MonsieurDead or alive French → English3
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1 vote, thanked 3 times
French → English
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1 vote, thanked 3 times
Sergey TrofimovBeyond the quiet river Russian → English62
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3 votes, thanked 8 times
Russian → English
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3 votes, thanked 8 times
Alisa KozhikinaTu es avec moi Russian → French
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Russian → French
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The MatchesLes paumes en sang English → French2
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English → French
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DJ LaylaAppelle-moi juste pour me dire... English → French
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English → French
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AnnenMayKantereitPas rien German → French1
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German → French
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Alain SouchonWashed out love French → English3
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French → English
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Alain SouchonLife is not worth a thing French → English
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French → English
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Alain SouchonLeft bank French → EnglishFrench → English
Alain SouchonHard to please French → English
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French → English
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AnnenMayKantereitPieds nus au piano German → French
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German → French
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Ofra HazaJe voudrais m'envoler English → French
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English → French
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Bad SunsPassionnée English → French
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English → French
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Jasmin (Russia)As always Russian → English3
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Russian → English
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Stevie WonderFous de joie English → French
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English → French
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Elliot YaminJe t'attends English → French
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English → French
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Les Sales MajestésComrade French → English
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French → English
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Les Sales MajestésBe poor and shut your gob! French → EnglishFrench → English
Cat PowerCoeur d'acier English → French
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English → French
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Steaming SatellitesCrie-le sur les toits English → French1
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English → French
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Uma2rmanTennis Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Hollow HandUn monde là-dehors English → French4
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English → French
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Die Toten HosenBonnie et Clyde German → French
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German → French
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As It IsLe stigmate (un garçon ça ne pleure pas) English → French2
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English → French
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Ryan HigaLe vieux McDonald avait une vache English → French
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English → French
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Katja EbsteinInch Allah German → English
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German → English
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layanahI love you so much French → English
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French → English
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MorrisseySeigneur, aidez-moi ! English → French
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English → French
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French Cartoon SongsSpace Sheriff Gavan French → English
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French → English
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French Cartoon SongsMessage from Space: Galactic Wars French → English5
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French → English
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French Cartoon SongsCaptain Harlock French → English2
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French → English
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French Cartoon SongsCaptain Future French → English
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French → English
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French Cartoon SongsThe legend of Duke Fleed French → English
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French → English
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French Cartoon SongsGrendizer French → English
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French → English
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French Cartoon SongsComme running to us, prince of space French → English
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French → English
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EhlaI thought French → English
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French → English
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SugababesSurcharge English → French2
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English → French
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NamikaJe ne parle pas français (remix) German → French1
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German → French
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Ulla MeineckeCroque la vie German → French3
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German → French
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SantianoFarewell, farewell! German → English
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German → English
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SantianoThe last journey German → English
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German → English
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Veronika DolinaJ'ai grand besoin de choses bien étranges Russian → French
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Russian → French
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Jacques PrévertThe great man and the guardian angel French → English1
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French → English
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Sully PrudhommeEyes French → English
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French → English
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AchampnatorLe passé English → French
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English → French
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Zhenya OtradnayaTram Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Funny van DannenImpaired black lesbians German → English
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German → English
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KarlieneFoyer (chanson d'une fan d'Outlander) English → French5
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English → French
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Sully PrudhommeThe broken vase French → English
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French → English
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Sully PrudhommeAncient houses French → English
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French → English
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Blue StoneDéjà vu English → French
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English → French
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Sektor GazaHe loved her so much Russian → English
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Russian → English
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Sektor GazaLyudmila Russian → English7
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Russian → English
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KodalineJe verse une larme English → French
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English → French
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Sektor GazaGirl Russian → English16
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Russian → English
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Sektor GazaDelirium tremens Russian → English34
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Russian → English
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MidlakeJeune épouse English → French21
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English → French
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Roch VoisineDarling French → English6
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French → English
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P.r2bOcean forever French → English
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French → English
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Ishay RiboLike birds French → English1
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French → English
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Bulat OkudzhavaLe vieux roi Russian → French22
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Russian → French
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Dominique AFree rein French → English
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French → English
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Petit élèveThe sheep look up French → English76
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French → English
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Les Cowboys fringantsWinter's coming French → English
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French → English
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William Carlos WilliamsJuste un mot English → French
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English → French
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William Carlos WilliamsPortrait de prolétaire English → French
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English → French
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Léo FerréYou won't come back from there French → English3
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French → English
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Venya DrkinI'm so tired Russian → English6
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Russian → English
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Kina GrannisSeule English → French
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English → French
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Loreena McKennittÂmes en peine English → French
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English → French
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AchampnatorPleine lune English → French
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English → French
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