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respiration sifflante

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by jaktown, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. jaktown

    jaktown Senior Member

    Indonesia
    French
    "un jeune homme à la respiration sifflante" (parce qu'il a une allergie)

    My attempt:
    'A wheezing young man'???


    Thank you
     
  2. SteveD

    SteveD Senior Member

    Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    British English
    Another possibility could be "a wheezy young man" but it might be better if you can give us a complete sentence.
     
  3. jaktown

    jaktown Senior Member

    Indonesia
    French
    Thanks Steve for your prompt reply. Well, it is actually the very beginning of a work of fiction, so the context is quite limited.
    'Il (le chat) dort aux côtés d'un jeune homme à la respiration sifflante'

    Toute les solutions que je trouve me semblent lourdes.
     
  4. SteveD

    SteveD Senior Member

    Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
    British English
    Maybe He sleeps/is sleeping beside a young man with wheezing breath or ...a young man wheezing as he breathes.
     
  5. jaktown

    jaktown Senior Member

    Indonesia
    French
    Thank you so much
     

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