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Le succès est passé par là

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Larissa2000, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Larissa2000 Senior Member

    English USA
    Hi,

    Cosmetics marketing:

    C'est dans le berceau de cette culture qu'il y a 20 ans, FFF a commercialisé ses premières créations. La société était née. Le succès est passé par là. Aujourd'hui, plus de 30 créations originales pour la femme et l'homme témoignent de la maîtrise de cet art,

    What does "Le succès est passé par là" mean?

    Thanks.
     
  2. yaslala New Member

    Français - France
    It means that between "la société était née" and "Aujourd'hui", success happened to this society. They became famous, which explains the next sentence and that it has important production now. It's figurative, as if fame was a person and came by, making them famous.
     
  3. vsop44 Senior Member

    Morbihan
    français France
    ... the company was born and made a name for itself ...
     
  4. Larissa2000 Senior Member

    English USA
    Thank you.
     

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