élever le niveau

fabfab

Senior Member
French - France
Hiya

I would like to translate "élever le niveau" in such a context:
"Je vois que les exercices sont trop faciles pour vous. Je vais élever le niveau."

Could you help me?

My try: "to raise the level" :eek:
 
  • mgarizona

    Senior Member
    US - American English
    I'd go with "raise the bar" though I believe that might be an AE-only expression, I'm not sure.
     
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    AmericanCasey

    Member
    English - American
    Are these exercises in a literal sense, such as at a gym? Or are they problems such as for math? I think the context would help determine the best translation.
     

    mgarizona

    Senior Member
    US - American English
    Thanks, Momerath.

    (And while I'm here, I'll go ahead and throw in this ultra-colloquial variation on the theme: "kick it up a notch.")
     

    Tsarina

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    As long as we're getting slangy, up the ante is an equivalent expression from the game of poker, meaning, to raise the stakes.
     
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