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Frère Jacques

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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.
Asked 4 years agoFrère Jaques translation
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
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 !
MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thanks Auréile, thats what I thought. Seems that rythm wins over translation. ;)
MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Sorry ... Aurélie.

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.

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