Ancien Protege Cahier Histoire De Prance"pepin Le Bref"

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Rebecca, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Rebecca New Member

    USA -English
    bonjour


    ANCIEN PROTEGE CAHIER HISTOIRE DE PRANCE"PEPIN LE BREF"

    Antique or old protected history notebook........


    It's a black and white illustration, but I don't understand clearly the reason why "Protege" is inserted here.

    merci
     
  2. SNTB99

    SNTB99 Senior Member

    Dakar
    Senegal
    your sentence is not clear.
    but "protege" here means the material to cover the notebook

    an old notebook cover
     
  3. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France
    France, French
    Bonjour Rebecca,

    Un protège-cahier is an exercice-book cover.

    It is adorned with a drawing or a picture belonging to the collection themed "French History", and describing a king called Pépin-le-Bref (I don't know his name in English; his Christian name was Pépin and, as he was very small, he was nicknamed le Bref = the little one).
     
  4. Cath.S.

    Cath.S. Senior Member

    Bretagne, France
    français de France
    I agree, it a a notebook cover. Its proper spelling is protège-cahier.
     
  5. Rebecca New Member

    USA -English
    bonjour,

    sorry it didn't make sense, the main thing I wanted to understand was the concept of a "protected" notebook, and now I see- notebook cover. It was an explanatory phrase under a picture of a black and white illustration that was from the cover of a notebook.

    Thanks very much!
     
  6. Cath.S.

    Cath.S. Senior Member

    Bretagne, France
    français de France
    Quatre pieds et une main (1,54m)
    Calculez la taille du grand pied de Berthe... :D
     
  7. Aupick

    Aupick Senior Member

    Strasbourg, France
    UK, English
    He's known as Pepin the Short in English.
     
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