cette expérience présente beaucoup d'avantages

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by barbarino25, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. barbarino25 Senior Member

    french
    Hello!
    I would like to translate the following sentence into English:

    Cette expérience présente beaucoup d'avantages.

    My try:

    This experience offers a lot of advantages

    Would the word "present" work in this context?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. wistou Senior Member

    Toulouse, France
    French - France
    I think "offers" fits much better than "presents" would.

    My own proposal would be:

    "This experimentation offers many benefits"
     
  3. barbarino25 Senior Member

    french
    thanks for your answer!
     
  4. We don't use "experimentation" in English.

    Quelle est l'expérience et les avantages dans ce context ?
     
  5. barbarino25 Senior Member

    french
    It's about studying English abroad for a year; so instead of saying that : there are advantages and disadvantages to this way of learning, I wanted to say:
    this experience does not only offer advantages
     
  6. wistou Senior Member

    Toulouse, France
    French - France

    With the context provided later, I agree "experimentation" was not relevant, but another context (medical) it is what you would use...

    http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/experimentation
     
  7. barbarino25 Senior Member

    french
    Thanks a lot
     
  8. but the above is very different than your first sentence:

    Cette expérience présente beaucoup d'avantages.

    :confused:


     
  9. barbarino25 Senior Member

    french
    yep! you're right! In fact, it doesn't matter whether it offers advantages or not. The word which matters is the word "offer:" I just wanted to know if it was proper English.

    Sorry again!
     
  10. OK. I think it's better to say:

    Studying abroad presents many advantages (or opportunities)
     
  11. barbarino25 Senior Member

    french
    OK! Thanks for your reply!
     

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