à plus ou moins grande échelle

guillaumeferron

New Member
French
Hello!

Does anybody knows how to say "à plus ou moins grande echelle" in english?

i'd try, virtually, "at more or less a big scale"...

What are your thoughts?
 
  • SwissPete

    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    :) Welcome to the forum, guillaumeferron.

    More context would help. Do you have a full sentence, as well as the sentences preceding and following?
     

    guillaumeferron

    New Member
    French
    Hello, sorry for that.

    So the sentence actually is :

    « There is an Empire on my shoulders, and I am the Emperor. Peoples count on me, at more or less scale», he says

    thanks for your help
     

    Kat LaQ

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Ideas:
    - "...to a greater or lesser degree"
    - "...some more than others"
    - "...some a little, some a lot"

    Oops - let me correct that! I think he means to say : people count on me, usually a lot/quite a bit/to a rather large extent/not just for the little things/and pretty seriously.
    Does that make more sense in the context?
    I think the "plus ou moins" is a little ironic, as I think people generally expect great things from an Emperor. and are often disappointed :).
     
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    iisabelle

    Member
    Français (amalgame métropolitain-québecois) / English (Canadian - Toronto)
    Wait, so do you want the translation of "à plus ou moins grande échelle" to English from French? Or did you want the sentence you posted afterwards in English, translated to French?

    Assuming the second sentence you posted is your attempt at translation, i would propose:

    "... whether only slightly, or to a large degree."
    "... some for little and some for much."
    "... whether for little or for much."
     
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