a great deal of fortune

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Franglais14, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Franglais14 New Member

    London
    English
    Bonjour à tous,

    Comment peut-on traduire 'a great deal of'

    he was the beneficiary of a great deal of fortune

    Existe-il une alternative plus stylistique à beaucoup de


    ​Merci d'avance
     
  2. Katsebourg Senior Member

    "une fortune considérable" (on parle bien de fortune, pas de chance, n'est-ce pas ?)
     
  3. Franglais14 New Member

    London
    English
    Non, en ce cas je voulais dire la chance. Pardon, ce n'était pas clair!
     
  4. Katsebourg Senior Member

    Si on parle de chance, on peut toujours utiliser "considérable" à la place de "beaucoup de" : "Il avait une chance considérable". On pourrait dire aussi "une chance incroyable", "une chance inouïe"...
     
  5. titiminet5122

    titiminet5122 Senior Member

    France
    français
    Hi. Or else : une fortune colossale. :)
     
  6. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges, Fr.
    British English
    Or change the word order:
    ... il a eu énormément de chance ...
     
  7. Martyn94 Banned

    English
    Everyone has been kind enough to overlook that it is not very clear in English. Are you saying that he inherited a lot of money, or what?
     
  8. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges, Fr.
    British English
    That was clarified in post #3, Martyn.
     
  9. Martyn94 Banned

    English
    Thanks, yes. If it really is just "chance" ( the lotto?) or a distant relation, it could be a "big/huge windfall, according to size.
     
  10. titiminet5122

    titiminet5122 Senior Member

    France
    français
    Hi. You can also say " une chance de cocu". :)
     
  11. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
    Would it sound right to modify the verb rather than the noun, something like il bénéficiait énormément de la chance ?
     
  12. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    "la chance lui souriait".
     

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