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Lost in translation: Macron thanks Australian PM's 'delicious' wife [Copy link] 中文

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(The Guardian) “I want to thank you for your welcome,” the French president said to the country’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, at the end of a joint press conference in Sydney on Wednesday. “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome.”

The more charitable among the Australian media present reckoned Macron, who was in Australia for trade and regional security talks before visiting the French territory of New Caledonia, was already thinking of his lunch.


Turnbull had just observed that the president had to rush off for a meal with the French community in Sydney. “Yes, for French gastronomy, for the French winery,” Macron replied, moving on to describe his host’s wife too as “delicious”.


Others said the French president, who prides himself on speaking fluent – though not flawless – English, might have fallen foul of a faux ami, the French term for a word that sounds similar in another language but carries a different meaning.


The French word délicieux, while often employed for the taste of food, would be better translated as “lovely” or “delightful” when used to describe a person.

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""the French president said “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome.”"
to which Malcolm Turnbull replied, "Your tasty houseboy wasn't bad either".
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2018-5-5 10:42:59 |Display all floors
Now if Mr trump had said this......the hard left would have jumped on it immediately
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Turdbull

Turdbull is gutting already feeble environment protection laws.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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