conseil en matière de chevaux

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by janac, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. janac Senior Member

    English
    Is this phrase an idiom in French?
    council on horses?

    This is part of one sentence in a very long legal document:

    Il à proposer une activité fictive de "conseil en matière de chevaux" offrant selon ses termes, "une parode efficace, mais aussi une façade parfaitement légale.

    .... a fictitious activity, a "council on horses" offering, in his words, ...."
     
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  2. newuser10 Senior Member

    US English
    how about, "he proposed a fictitious equestrian consultancy business, providing what he called ...."
     
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  3. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Where did you get the original sentence from?

    "Il à proposer" contains two mistakes... :(
     
  4. GerardM

    GerardM Senior Member

    Paris, France
    French
    ... waiting for the response to SwissPete's question...

    My first thought is that "conseil" here is simply "advice" (activity of "advisor", "consultant").
     
  5. janac Senior Member

    English
    It's a document I've been asked to translate.
     
  6. janac Senior Member

    English
    Since the phrase was in quotes, I was wondering if it was an idiom or saying in French. Like "red herring" or "front business" in English. Based on your responses, probably not. So I'll simply translate it more or less literally.
     
  7. GerardM

    GerardM Senior Member

    Paris, France
    French
    I understood the quotes and their content as a short (exact) description of the activities of a freelance consultant, nothing more.
     
  8. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    Another mistake, but it may be a typo, in "parode" , which may have been written instead of "parodie".
     

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