He's swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool.

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by xiancee, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. xiancee

    xiancee Senior Member

    france
    French
    Hello Dear WR-ers

    I found this remark here (which is not very nice I admit!)

    He's swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool.

    and I was wondering how the French would translate it.

    Any idea?

    Thanx XianCee
     
  2. Bianca AH Senior Member

    Paris
    South African English
    What are your ideas, XianCee? We can help you from there.
     
  3. xiancee

    xiancee Senior Member

    france
    French
    "Son programme génétique n'est pas à la hauteur" or something of that ilk but am not too pleased with my try.
     
  4. carog Senior Member

    England - Hampshire
    French - France
    Salut xiancee!;)

    Difficile de rendre l'image de la piscine....
    Je pense que l'on dirait juste "il a un patrimoine génétique restreint" - et non, ce n'est vraiment pas très gentil :(...

    Si quelqu'un trouve mieux.....
     
  5. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    ...son patrimoine génétique n'est pas classé. ????
     
  6. carog Senior Member

    England - Hampshire
    French - France
    Very good, Keith!:D
     
  7. franc 91 Senior Member

    France
    English - GB
    Du point de vue de sa patrimoine génétique, il n'a pas beaucoup d'atouts.
     
  8. carog Senior Member

    England - Hampshire
    French - France
    How about "il ne marque pas l'humanité de son empreinte génétique"?
     
  9. Julie Jane Member

    Avignon, France
    French-France
    Sans vraiment traduire mais pour utiliser une expression plus française:
    "Il n'est pas gâté par la nature"
    ??
     
  10. xiancee

    xiancee Senior Member

    france
    French
    merci pour vos suggestions on m'a aussi proposé "Il aime la nature mais n'est pas vraiment rancunier" ... sinon vos proposition sont intéressantes :)
     
  11. Viobi

    Viobi Senior Member

    Paris, France
    Françoué (standard)
    I really love this one! :)
     
  12. xiancee

    xiancee Senior Member

    france
    French
    So do I
     

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