en matière de / in terms of

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by cariosus, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. cariosus New Member

    American English - USA
    on wordreference.com they give the translation "en matière de" for "in terms of" and I used "en matière de" in writing and was told it was a bad choice of words (either incorrect or awkward).

    <<Féminisme est une théorie que les hommes et les femmes sont égaux en matière de social, économique, et statut politique.>>


    I think there has to be a clearer way to write this but I am not sure how. Any help?
     
  2. Tresley

    Tresley Senior Member

    Yorkshire / United Kingdom
    British English
    I think that 'regarding' might work in this context.

    "...men and women are equal regarding social, economic and political status".

    Does that sound a better choice of words?
     
  3. Tresley

    Tresley Senior Member

    Yorkshire / United Kingdom
    British English
    Or did you want a better French translation?

    'en fonction de' might be OK, if this is the case.

    I hope this helps.
     
  4. cariosus New Member

    American English - USA
    yes, I need a better phrase in French. I'll see how <<en fonction de>> works, thanks for your help.
     
  5. Tresley

    Tresley Senior Member

    Yorkshire / United Kingdom
    British English
    'au niveau de' will also work in this context.

    Just an afterthought.
     
  6. loro3311 Member

    Thessaloniki, Greece
    French/German
    "sur le plan social, économique et politique" me paraît plus adéquat.

    A bit late perhaps...
     
  7. Viola_ Senior Member

    Chennai, India
    France, French
    I wouldn't say 'en fonction de ' works in this context
    au niveau (without de) would: au niveau politique...
    loro's suggestion is I think better
    and BTW:
    Le féminisme est une théorie selon laquelle...
     
  8. misadro

    misadro Senior Member

    .. en tant que ..
    .. du point de vue ..
     

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