en matière de toilettes publiques

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by ArthorInParis, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. ArthorInParis Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Hello Community,

    I'm researching and writing a book about the history of Paris and would like to be sure that I have this word correct.

    La carence ne cesse de s'accélérer en matière de toilettes publiques et nombre d'endroits sont pollués à Paris par les promeneurs qui trouvent e moins en moins les 'commodités' qu'il sont en droit d'attendre.

    The deficiency did not cease to accelerate in material of the public toilets and many places were polluted in Paris by walkers who found less and less convenience that they were entitled to expect.

  2. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    as regards
    on the subject of...

    But in your translation, I suggest you rephrase it thus:

    This shortage of public toilets grew rapidy worse, and many places...
  3. ArthorInParis Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Thanks Keith your responses are truly helpful!!
  4. Uncle Bob Senior Member

    British English
    I should point out that the "lavy-loss" problem is in the present tense.

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