break a sweat

LisaVivid

New Member
English (UK)
Hello all - bonjour tout le monde

I'm translating a brochure about microphones and have managed all the technical jargon, but am struggling with the following phrase...

"When it comes to a high-pitched, wailing vocal, the microphone doesn't even break into a sweat!"

How is this...
"Donnez-le un voix gémissant, et le microphone ne va même pas suer!"

but it doesn't seem very comfortable.

Any ideas?
Merci bien!
Lisa

(lisa@vividmedia.co.uk)
 
  • Monsieur Hoole

    Senior Member
    Canada English
    LisaVivid said:
    Hello all - bonjour tout le monde

    I'm translating a brochure about microphones and have managed all the technical jargon, but am struggling with the following phrase...

    "When it comes to a high-pitched, wailing vocal, the microphone doesn't even break into a sweat!"

    How is this...
    "Donnez-le un voix gémissant, et le microphone ne va même pas suer!"

    but it doesn't seem very comfortable.

    Any ideas?
    Merci bien!



    Lisa


    (lisa@vividmedia.co.uk)
    I think you need to translate the sense, as opposed to the words. In English break into a sweat really means get anxious or worried, or exerting oneself. It appears to be the second meaning, ie the microphone doesn't even have to work hard/it's not challenged.

    Je propose: .............ne pose aucun défi au mico(phone):)
     

    Sirène

    Senior Member
    France - français
    L'idée est bonne, àma, Mister Hoole, cependant je dirais plutôt "le micro relève le défi"
    ou alors
    "ne pose aucun problème au micro"
    ou encore :

    "donnez-lui une voix aiguë, gémissante : pas de problème"
    "donnez-lui une voix aiguë, gémissante : le micro/il s'en accomode sans problème"
    "donnez-lui une voix aiguë, gémissante : ça ne lui pose aucun problème"
     
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