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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

Rudoyer is a new word for me Smile [:)]

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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

For Norman:

 

Ou, un professeur tyrannise par ses camarades d’écoleWink [;-)]


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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

What is the proper description  of  bully in english?

to torment?

to intimidate?

 

Both are french words too. I've just looked this up and found 'brimer' which seems to cover it too, although I cannot remember hearing that.

When my kids were at school I'd hear problems being described as  'racket' and 'violence' more than anything else.

 

I've hit a brick wall with this now. Sometimes I find the french word works beautifully when I cannot find the right word in english, but that is probably my lack of vocabularly, peut-etre ou surement?Whistles [Www]


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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

 idun wrote:

What is the proper description  of  bully in english?

to torment?

to intimidate?

 

Both are french words too. I've just looked this up and found 'brimer' which seems to cover it too, although I cannot remember hearing that.

When my kids were at school I'd hear problems being described as  'racket' and 'violence' more than anything else.

 

I've hit a brick wall with this now. Sometimes I find the french word works beautifully when I cannot find the right word in english, but that is probably my lack of vocabularly, peut-etre ou surement?Whistles [Www]

Idun, ‘bully’ is bit old fashioned these days, just think of the good old days of Bully Beef!


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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

Old fashioned these days?

As in it doesnt happen these days or there is a better more recnt word in the English language for it?

If its the latter can you tell me what it is as my English vocab is failing by the day.


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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

No Chancer, your  memory is not failing, sadly it is still alive and well in France and England.
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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

 Chancer wrote:

Old fashioned these days?

As in it doesnt happen these days or there is a better more recnt word in the English language for it?

If its the latter can you tell me what it is as my English vocab is failing by the day.

Oh it happens all right as we all too well know. ‘Bully’ these days is not a strong enough description, how about terrorizer?


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Re: How does one translate 'bully'into French?

I like bully beef incidentally, but it's my Dad who'd call it that, not me. I only managed to get some decent stuff in France once, then it went back to being like cat food.  
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