croître de préférence


Senior Member
US and English

What is meant with "croître de préférence" here?

"ces essences croissant de préférance dans les régions montagneuses d'Anatolie et Iraq"

these species tending to grow/growing in abundance in the mountainous regions of Anatoly and Iraq
  • Gérard Napalinex

    Senior Member
    French - France
    Bonjour whoisi

    Actually, "croître" is to grow and "de préférence" is preferrably.
    So your choice of "tending" is great, but "abundance" is not included in the original sentence.


    Senior Member
    English AE/Ireland
    There'd be various ways of wording this. E.g., "These species are found notably in. . .", or perhaps, "These species' preferred habitat is. . ."


    Senior Member
    English GB
    If this refers to plants, which have little choice in establishing their roots:), perhaps they show their preference by growing abundantly and/or strongly, i.e., they flourish.

    So 'species that flourish in the mountainous regions of ...'
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