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  1. audreycalifornie Junior Member

    California
    English, United States
    Trying to translate this headline from <<Le Monde>>:
    "La polemique sur les caricatures de Mahomet s'invite en France"
    My attempt:
    The controversy over the caricatures of Mohammed [??] in France
    Incites?
     
  2. judkinsc

    judkinsc Senior Member

    Indiana
    English, USA
    Invites itself. "enters" "into France"
     
  3. genevieve Senior Member

    Montréal, Qc
    French, Canada
    introduces itself
     
  4. audreycalifornie Junior Member

    California
    English, United States
    Thank you.

    Can you help me understand it in context? I can invite myself to my friend's house (je m'invite) but it seems that controversy cannot invite anyone, but must be invited by another party--in this case, France Soir. So what is it about this word that the writer would choose it over all others?
     
  5. genevieve Senior Member

    Montréal, Qc
    French, Canada
    The author has probably chosen this word to express the fact that it was "not invited". So it has invited itself in France, as opposed to having been welcomed. That'S how it appears to me.
     
  6. genevieve Senior Member

    Montréal, Qc
    French, Canada
    It doesn't have to be "péjoratif" though
     
  7. Yes exactly , it's a way of personifying things like a subject coming into the french "débat d'idées " of the press saying please to meet you hi folk's let me introduce me in beetween the 'foulard's debat" and others of that king .
    I don'tknow if it is really clear !!
     
  8. of this kind , indeed
     
  9. zam

    zam Senior Member

    England
    England -french (mother tongue) & english
    gatecrashes the... (debate, etc.
     
  10. audreycalifornie Junior Member

    California
    English, United States
    Lovely. Thank you everyone.
     
  11. largot Junior Member

    USA English
    I believe s"inviter may also translate to : Pay a visit to someone. For example, Elle s'invite chez vous. She pays you a visit. Definitely not pejorative.
     

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