https://www.duolingo.com/Alex545843

Translating a phrase

I'm having some difficulty translating a phrase from a show I'm watching. My transcription of it may not be perfect, but I was wondering if anyone might be able to help.

It's "Austère que ç'est ce l'ai tous tes voeux. Allez! Dis-le!" This doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me outside of the ending, so I assume I'm transcribing some part of it wrong. Also using the "Austère" in this fashion is like martian to me.

I dunno if anyone would know.

March 6, 2018

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/relox84

The sentence as you wrote it is pretty much gibberish, but I think the actual transcription could be "Ose dire que c'est cela que tu veux!" which means "Dare say that this is what you want!"

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex545843

That sounds like it's probably right. Or at least close. Probably "Ose dire que ç'est ceux-la tous tes voeux." (Dare to say that these are all of your wishes) " C'est logique? Les dernier deux mots sont mots avec "T" comme leur premier lettre. Definitivement. And it's definitely "tes" he's saying.

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/peterviuz

Alors, qu'est-ce que c'est que tu veux? (What is it that you want, then?). ???

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex545843

Definitely not Alors. Pretty sure "Ose dire" is right.

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/peterviuz

Mmm, but then it would be "Ose dire ce que tu veux" or "Ose le dire si c'est ça que tu veux", or "Ose dire que c'est ce que tu veux"... (Have the courage to say that that's what you want). ??? I give up!

March 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex545843

It's longer than that. Anyway, I'm reasonably certain what he was saying was "Ose dire que c'est ceux-la tous tes voeux.". (He really emphasizes the OSE DIRE and the CEUX-LA as being separate sounds. I just didn't know "Ose" was a word.)

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aida624004

You can have translate app

March 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex545843

The issue was more that I didn't have a proper transcription.

Most translators can be kind of hit and miss too. Though they've gotten better for french.

March 7, 2018
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