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 Bouteille de vin vs. bouteille à vin »
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French-English Translation of
Relative Merit of

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Relative Merit of two translations?  
by aphoenix (US), 2016-12-27, 01:12  like dislike  Spam?  
Found in the "Modern Usage" section at Wikipedia(EN): Hendiatris:  "Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace !" — "We must be bold, and again bold, and forever bold!" Georges Danton.
Without additional context, I would have translated this as "We need audacity, more audacity, always more audacity."  I can see that as a motivational speaker, one would probably want to use the more active form,  "We need to be bold", rather than "We need boldness"  Would there be other reasons to choose their translation over mine, e..g.  inaccuracy, awkwardness, whatever?
by christinchen (DE), 2016-12-28, 20:10  like dislike  Spam?  
Lieber aphoenix, da du 4 Sterne bei german hast, wage ich es mal auf deutsch (zwei Sterne english, höchstens!)
Beides ist in Ordnung. Il faut kommt von falloir und das ist verwandt mit to fail. Das heißt: ohne audace werden wir scheitern. Es gibt also etwas Dringendes bei il faut.
Translation can be an art!  #862331
by matthieu- (FR/US), 2017-01-03, 16:39  like dislike  Spam?  

I do believe that both translation are correct, it just comes down to lexical preferences.
Ask two painters to depict the exact same scene. Will their work be identical in the end ?

Hope that helps !

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