It figures

Callie

Senior Member
French - France
Bonjour,

De quelle façon traduisez-vous "it figures" seul dans une phrase ?

Le contexte : une personne apprend après la disparition de ses parent, que son frère est sous libération conditionnelle pour vol.

Merci d'avance.

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  • ukulele

    New Member
    French
    Hello,

    In the song "Ironic" performed by Alanis Morissette, what does "it figures" mean at the end of the chorus ? Here is the context :


    It´s like rain on your wedding day
    It´s a free ride when you´ve already paid
    It´s the good advice that you just didn´t take
    Who would ´ve thought … it figures



    How would you translate this in french ?
    Thank you
     

    Arrius

    Senior Member
    English, UK
    Don't you French say, C'est normal for that ( = on aurait pu s'attendre à ça)?
    À propos,
    1. Bienvenu(e) au forum, ukelele!
    2. Ëvidemment, tu ne le sais pas encore, mais la règle, c'est que, tout d'abord, tu fasses un petit effort pour traduire la phrase toi-même,
    quelque pauvre qu'il soit.
     
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    ukulele

    New Member
    French
    Thanks a lot Arrius for helping me.
    Your translation makes totally sense in the song "Ironic".
    I wasn't aware of that rule concerning a first translation. I will remember it for the next time.
     
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