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Translation of poids lourd

I can see this is giving problems, if you try to apply the literal translation of each word in isolation: "weight heavy" ... . The compound word "poids lourd" is, in fact, a French term for a road vehicle weighing more that 3.5 tonnes. So it could be a large truck, lorry or bus, or more often what the EU term a large or heavy goods vehicle (US freighter).

June 24, 2012

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