a bit longer

sansoni

Senior Member
Italian
Morning!
This is my sentence in En. How could I express this idea (a bit longer) in FR?
Radio continues to run a bit longer after removing the aerial.
La radio continue à fonctionner .......après avoir supprimé l'antenne.
 
  • anangelaway

    Senior Member
    French
    Bonjour Sansoni, :)

    'a bit longer' could be 'un peu plus longtemps' for instance, but I'm not sure how a radio can still 'running' if no more aerial. What do you mean by that ?
     

    ben119

    Member
    France - French
    Hi,

    I would use "retiré" or "enlevé" rather than "supprimé" :
    "la radio continue à fonctionner ... après avoir retiré l'antenne".

    "Supprimé" is rather strong. When I read that, I tend to think that the aerial was violently removed / destroyed. But maybe it's the case?
     

    sansoni

    Senior Member
    Italian
    In this context, the aerial was somehow violently removed and the radio still continued to operate for a few seconds. So, I think that supprimé is OK.
    How would the sentence read then? La radio continue à fonctionner un peu plus longtemps après avoir supprimé l'antenne.
    Does this sound OK?

    Thank you!
     

    sansoni

    Senior Member
    Italian
    "continue à fonctionner encore un peu"?

    That sounds really OK to me. Thank you for your help!
     
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