A Moi Le Souvenir, A Eux L'Immortalite

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njs207

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English
Hi - this is my first post!

I was cycling aroud France this summer and saw this written on a memorial - "A moi le souvenir, a eux l'immortalite".
Not knowing much French I have wondered since seeing it what it means.

The best I could come up with is "I remember so that they will live forever."

It was written in capital letters too, so where would the accents go on the letters - do French capital letters have accents?

Hope you guys can help, and forgive my ignorance!!
 
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    Welcome to the forum. :)

    French capitals sometimes have accents and sometimes do not. They are optional. In this sentence, they will be as follows: À moi le souvenir, à eux l'immortalité.

    I think you have grasped the meaning pretty well. A very literal translation would be: 'Remembrance is mine, immortality is theirs'.
     
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