Elle se dédie entièrement à

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by rubberU, May 16, 2011.

  1. rubberU Member

    French
    Hello

    How do you translate :Elle se dédie entièrement à l'art africain.

    >>> It dédicate itself completly for the african art : ???

    Thanks for your futur help.
     
  2. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    What does "elle" refer to here? A store? A gallery? A person who collects art? The best English translation depends on the context.

    Whatever the exact phrase, it would be dedicates, not dedicate, and in English something is dedicated to something, not for.
     
  3. rubberU Member

    French
    Gracias Egmont!
    So : The fondation dedicates to african art.
     
  4. tritone Senior Member

    English - U.S.A
    - If "elle" is a person:

    She dedicates herself entirely to african art.

    - If "elle" is a thing - like an art exibit - you use the passive without the reflexive word 'itself'.

    It's dedicated entirely to african art.
     
  5. tritone Senior Member

    English - U.S.A
    no.

    The foundation is dedicated entirely to african art.
     
  6. rubberU Member

    French
    Merci Titrone!
     

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