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Frère Jacques

Michael

Kwiziq community member

26 December 2016

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Frère Jacques

What is the literal translation of Sonnez les Matines. It seems to be an imperative but the translation I found was 'Morning bells are ringing' not ring the morning bells.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

27 December 2016

27/12/16

Bonjour Michael !

That's translation for you :)

I would say that this sentence is addressed to Frère Jacques (Friar Jacques) to ask him to "ring the morning bells!" => "Sonnez les Matines !".

I hope that's helpful!
Bonnes Fêtes et à bientôt !

Michael

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2016

27/12/16

Thanks Auréile, thats what I thought. Seems that rythm wins over translation. ;)

Michael

Kwiziq community member

27 December 2016

27/12/16

Sorry ... Aurélie.

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