A la fois (plus de deux possibilités)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by missega, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. missega Member

    France/French
    Hi everyone!

    I am wondering how I could translate "à la fois" when there are more than 2 things coming after (then "both" cannot work, right?!).

    I need to say that there will be innovation in the 3 stages of a process:
    "L'innovation se situe à la fois dans l'étape 1, l'étape 2 et l'étape 3 du processus" ("se situe" is also an issue, by the way... but this is another story:rolleyes:)...

    Someone has a solution?
    Thanx a lot in advance!
     
  2. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    I think it would be clear if you said:

    "L'innovation se situe dans les étapes 1, 2 et 3 / dans toutes les étapes du processus".
     
  3. missega Member

    France/French
    Thank you but I need to translate this in English. Plus, I'd like to be able to use it in case there are many other (or even just one!) steps in the process (and that the considered steps are not the 3 first ones!... Otherwise, too easy to find another way to say it!) like:

    "L'innovation se situe dans les étapes 2, 5 et 7 du processus". How should I say that in English?
     
  4. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    How about
    "Innovation is / occurs / can be seen in stages 2, 5 and 7 of the process".​
     
  5. Suehil

    Suehil Medemod

    Tillou, France
    British English
    '...in steps 1, 2 and 3 at the same time.'
    (steps 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 - there is always an 'and' before the last one)
     
  6. missega Member

    France/French
    Thank you so much to both of you (too bad: I cannot use this solution here ;) !)
     
  7. samikahan Senior Member

    NY
    american english
    sometimes ... stages
     
  8. xaipete Senior Member

    Green Bay, WI, USA
    English - U.S.
    Perhaps "concurrently" or "simultaneously"?
     
  9. missega Member

    France/French
    Thank you very much for these suggestions :)
     

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