"Cet ordinateur est puissant, efficace et simple à utiliser."

Translation:This computer is powerful, efficient and simple to use.

February 25, 2013

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cindy1

I have never heard the word efficacious in typical conversation.

February 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TomHilton1
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I use it all the time.

June 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Platten

Then you are not Lily the Pink...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7pHDoJrrzAThen

For she invented medicinal compounds Most efficacious in every case

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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I'm going to start using the world efficacious to sound smarter.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mathwizard1232
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That sounds like an efficacious strategy. How's it worked out over the last year for you?

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/honourconeeel

Efficient would be more correct.

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/salihua
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But effective (efficacious) is also a common, if not more common translation. I looked up collocations and found it translated as effective and efficient about the same number of times. I found this one: "gestion efficace du portefeuille n. efficient portfolio management" and, frankly, I would prefer effective portfolio management! Effective and efficient are very different in English, but not in French.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stephanm87

"easy to use" should be an acceptable translation for "simple a utiliser"

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Puett
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I agree - that's what I put and was rejected

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/meghanmei

I also agree with this.

February 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TheTastyWord

Exactly! It's even actually a stock phrase when referring to computers: "easy to use" = more than 500 million Google hits; "simple to use" = about 60 million Google hits.

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffJeff24

dang, no oxford comma.

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregiz
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easy not simple :(

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaT93
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Useful for everyone looking for a job in French tech retail.

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/investormom

Easy is a synonym for simple in English. The use of either simple or easy would be the same and should be acceptable.

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JVaugh
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Only one letter off... sample, and not "simple" :)))))))) I love you owl. Have I ever told you that? :))))

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/brigids.em
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I, for one, would love to get a sample computer to use -- so much cheaper than buying one! Perhaps it wasn't so much a typo as unconscious wishful thinking? :-)

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/girly43

she just loves this computer.

March 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nacreousnereid
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What is duolingo's position on the Oxford comma?

October 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gomer_Pyle
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Yay, PC is now accepted as a translation!

March 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/juanitodelpuerto
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I agree, never heard.

June 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bigp2
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Im sorry but absolute no one would describe a computer as being efficacious. I doubt they would even say effective without at least adding context. That computer makes an effective doorstop for example. By the way, has anyone heard the lyrics to "Lily the Pink"? Efficacious used in song.......

October 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RabbieY
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Good old Lily the Pink

October 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sumemon

Efficacious applied to a computer is unusual it would more usually be applied to a program

October 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/msirichit
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That's exactly what the salesman said when I went to buy a macbook last year.

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CheshireCat75

in a previous sentence -same exercice, I put "this computer is easy to use", it was accepted, and here it is not... ... Where is the logic ?

March 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Zhuangze
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since the common english expression is 'easy to use' rather than 'simple to use', i would suggest that the former translation ought also to be accepted

March 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Platten

"This computer is powerful efficient and simple to use"

...it never breaks or crashes while you are typing a letter and loses the entire thing, the updates only happen when you are not looking and install in an instant anyway, it plays every game ever invented for the platform without any compatibility issues on the old ones there is no gunk under the keys and the screen just stays permanently clean on its own, it makes no persistent whirring noise that gets on your nerves after the first hour, it does not get hot and everything you plug in will just work instantly without a driver install or any other issues, all the software you ever paid for to use on it will last for ever and you will not get eye strain or repetitive strain injury from using it, no known viruses have been written for it.

And yesterday I left it on the bus. ahahahaha ...very old joke.

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/5clothilde7

Is there a French phrase corresponding to "user-friendly"?

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jytou
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We would use « ergonomique » for computers. Otherwise you have to stick with the descriptive « facile à utiliser » or « facile d'utilisation ».

September 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/iBenjaminCrowley

It's a Mac

December 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pillow33895
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Great, now I know how to advertise computers in French. Thanks, Duo.

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JamieBarrett1.5

...but it doesn't want to work.

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Huy_Ngo
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I think "This computer is strong, efficient and simple to use" should be accepted.

June 7, 2017
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