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translating tenses

So I've noticed the French seems to liberally use present tenses for a historical past--am I correct about that? If so, it seems to me we can't adopt that in our English translations. Anybody else wondering about this?

June 1, 2012



yes French often uses the present when telling a story in the past. I go for a translation which sounds good even if I have to change the tense but if translating against duobot you will be marked down for this.


I plan to fight duobot and its cruddy translations to the death on this.

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