"Elle ressemble trait pour trait à sa mère."

Translation:She is the spitting image of her mother.

February 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/riclage

I know it is idiomatic but what could be a literal translation of "trait pour trait"?

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"les traits du visage" are the facial features. So "trait pour trait" is like "word for word", if you want.

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maverickpl

Is there a reason "trait" (the english word) isn't used for "trait" (the french word). In this case, it seems like a close approximation of what the word means.

April 4, 2013
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