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écriture comptable

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Nesh, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Nesh Junior Member

    Paris
    France, French
    Hi everyone!
    How would you translate "l'écriture comptable"
    Here's the sentence:
    Notre modèle de développement a ruiné l'économie du tiers-monde. Son endettement n'est que l'écriture comptable de tout ce que nous lui avons volé.
    Traduction proposée: accounting writing
    But it doesn't sound good at all. :(
    I think it's a metaphor. L'écriture comptable can be seen as a logical result of what has been stolen from the third word. It's just an idea but I'm not sure.
     
  2. Bella1 Senior Member

    London
    UK Bilingual French/English
    '...the financial reckoning.../... the financial statement... ??
     
  3. Teafrog

    Teafrog Senior Member

    London
    UK English (& rusty French…)
    … the accounting legacy …/ … the financial accountability… ???
     
  4. Padraig Senior Member

    Ireland
    Hiberno-English, Irish Gaelic
    the accounting record
     
  5. Nesh Junior Member

    Paris
    France, French
    Thanks for your answers!
     

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