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Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by babybelle, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. babybelle Junior Member

    France
    Bonjour,
    Comment diriez vous "si la situation actuelle perdure, la civilisation tibetaine menace de disparaître" ?
    "If this situation lasts, tibetan civilization will (...) to disappear" ?
    :eek:
    Merci d'avance
     
  2. victoria1 Senior Member

    Mauritius - English & French
    Hi Babybelle, my try:
    "to be in danger of extinction"
     
  3. Alipeeps Senior Member

    UK
    UK - English
    I would say "is in danger of disappearing" or even, "is in danger of being lost forever"
     
  4. babybelle Junior Member

    France
    A vrai dire, j'ai déjà utilisé "in danger" dans la phrase précédente. Il n'existe pas d'équivalent de "menacer" ou "risquer" en Anglais ?
    Merci :)
     
  5. pulsar29

    pulsar29 Senior Member

    Switzerland
    French
    An alternative:

    "If this situation lasts, the Tibetan civilization will be on the brink of extinction"
     
  6. babybelle Junior Member

    France
    Merci pour cette réponse rapide ! :)
     
  7. Micia93

    Micia93 Senior Member

    in the center of France
    FRANCE FRENCH

    dans le dico, seul "threaten" est mentionné dans ce contexte
    "if this situation continues,tibetan civilization threatens to disappear"
    attends un natif quand même !
    n'as-tu donc pas de dico pour faire un essai ? :(
     
  8. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Wollongong, Australia
    English - Australia
    :thumbsup:
     
  9. Alipeeps Senior Member

    UK
    UK - English
    "Threaten to" doesn't really work in this context... "to be in danger of" + gerund is more appropriate:

    "If this situation continues, Tibetan civilisation is in danger of disappearing."
     
  10. Alipeeps Senior Member

    UK
    UK - English
    You could phrase it a different way and say, for example, "there is a risk that Tibetan civilisation will disappear".
     
  11. sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    Another alternative:

    "If things continue as they are, Tibetan civilization could be wiped out."
     
  12. Alipeeps Senior Member

    UK
    UK - English
    Ooooh, good one! :D
     

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