1. Mademoiselle.S New Member

    France-french
    Bonjour,

    Est-ce que quelqu'un peut me dire comment on dit arbre à palabre en anglais?

    Merci.

    S
     
  2. Nizo Senior Member

    Hi. There is no fixed form for this phrase in English. I've seen people call it the "palaver tree", the "word tree", or the "discussion tree". However, I think for the concept, the best expression would be "under the baobab" or "under the baobab tree". It seems that phrase indicates the type of tree under which people sit and discuss.
     
  3. Mademoiselle.S New Member

    France-french
    thank you !

    S.
     
  4. sul serio Senior Member

    English
    what about 'parley tree'? This was a word used by Africans when expressing their shock at the scale of human loss in the first world war: 'Why didn't they call a parley'?
     
  5. Mademoiselle.S New Member

    France-french
    Thank you!
     

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