1. jas.wagner Member

    English
    "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité...ce ne sont que des mots en matière gouvernementale."

    How would you render this phrase? It's the "en matière de" that is giving me trouble.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. OLN

    OLN Senior Member

    France
    French - France, ♀
  3. jas.wagner Member

    English
    Yes. I did get the meaning, I just wasn't able to come up with a graceful translation. Idiomatic expressions, you know.
     
  4. broglet

    broglet Senior Member

    London
    English - England
    Hi jas - I suggest ' ... just words as far as the government is concerned'
     
  5. jas.wagner Member

    English
    Perfect! Thank you very much, Broglet!
     
  6. OLN

    OLN Senior Member

    France
    French - France, ♀
    Note : Bien vérifier dans le texte que the governement n'est pas un faux ami.
    Gouvernemental
    ne fait pas nécessairement allusion aux organes administratifs ou aux ministres de l’État.
    ruling a un sens plus général.
     

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