Translation of "Je tins la robe avant d'aller à la soirée."

BobC1Kwiziq community member

Translation of "Je tins la robe avant d'aller à la soirée."

I think a better translation for: "Je tins la robe avant d'aller à la soirée." is , "I wore the dress before going to the soiré"  the "correct" translation, "I held the dress before going to the soiré" makes little sense, the response could only be, "Oh?".

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Bob,

Thank you for pointing this out, we have decided to remove this question as it was a bit odd anyway.

Bonne Continuation !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bob, 

agree that as a stand-alone sentence it sounds a bit odd at first reading. It is just a ‘fragment’ of a story, not the complete tale.

Context would be needed to fully understand the situation - but ‘held’ the dress ‘for someone’ or ‘for some reason’ or ‘for some time’ etc are all possible bits of additional information that would confirm the translation.

I don’t know and can’t find any usage/meaning of ‘tenir’ that gives the translation ‘wore’ instead. Have you seen this translation/usage elsewhere ?

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/tenir

 https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/tenir/77301#difficulte

 https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/tenir

Translation of "Je tins la robe avant d'aller à la soirée."

I think a better translation for: "Je tins la robe avant d'aller à la soirée." is , "I wore the dress before going to the soiré"  the "correct" translation, "I held the dress before going to the soiré" makes little sense, the response could only be, "Oh?".

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