"mais la Tour Eiffel s'incline face au vent"

LorieC1Kwiziq community member

"mais la Tour Eiffel s'incline face au vent"

I'm thinking there may be a mistake in the translation of this phrase:

"mais la Tour Eiffel s'incline face au vent"

The translation is given as "the Eiffel Tower tilts into the wind" but this doesn't make sense from a scientific point of view!

Asked 1 year ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Lorie,

"face à"  --> "in front of"        So I think the meaning is not so much into the wind but "in front of" the wind in the sense that the structure sways with the wind. 

Hope this helps.

Jim 

"mais la Tour Eiffel s'incline face au vent"

I'm thinking there may be a mistake in the translation of this phrase:

"mais la Tour Eiffel s'incline face au vent"

The translation is given as "the Eiffel Tower tilts into the wind" but this doesn't make sense from a scientific point of view!

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