1. Desk Junior Member

    France French
    I have just found an anti-ad about tobacco, showing a cowboy in the Rockies tranporting a body bag on horseback. At the bottom, I can read "Yee haw! You can too be an independent, rugged, macho-looking dead guy."
    How would you translate the exclamation "Yee haw" in French?
    Thank you!
     
  2. Franglais1969

    Franglais1969 Senior Member

    Angleterre.
    English English, français rouillé
    Salut,

    I didn't realise there were cowboys in France. When you watch a dubbed cowboy film, what do they say in French?

    To be honest, I cannot really imagine there being an equivalent.
     
  3. Pheeloo Junior Member

    France - Versailles
    France - français
    Hmm... I think the most literal equivalent would be "youpi"
    But given the rest of the sentence, I'd probably go for something like "Et oui !" or "Trop cool / trop bien !"...

    Actually, depends on the targeted audience, I think... :s
     
  4. Sbonke Senior Member

    France, French
    Crac boum hue ! :D
     
  5. Pheeloo Junior Member

    France - Versailles
    France - français
    lol oui aussi... mais bon... ;)
     
  6. titiparis Junior Member

    France french + english
    Hey,

    I'm not sure there's such an exclamation in french.
    This "yee-haw" sounds like it exclusively belongs to the american cowboy semantic field..
    And we actually don't have any in France. So...
    This probably expresses satisfaction and excitement so, as long as you believe you are a cowboy, you might just use the original english expression...
    Otherwise, I guess "Allez !" could work for excitement and satisfaction, depending on how you say it !
     
  7. Franglais1969

    Franglais1969 Senior Member

    Angleterre.
    English English, français rouillé
    That was the point I was trying to make.
     

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