la poule aux œufs d'or

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Putomaya, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Putomaya Member

    Philippines, Filipino
    is there any idioms in English equivalent to this one?

    :)
     
  2. carolineR

    carolineR Senior Member

    Indian Ocean
    France
    the goose that laid the golden eggs, often referred to as the golden goose :)
     
  3. Putomaya Member

    Philippines, Filipino
    but how will i translate it given the following context:

    telephonie mobile: la poule aux oeufs d'or

    :)
     
  4. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Canberra, Australia
    English - Australia
    Mobile telephones: the goose that lays the golden eggs.
     
  5. Putomaya Member

    Philippines, Filipino
    i would like to use the term "gold mine" or "treasure trove" but i couldn't find the right phrase that would fit.
     
  6. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Canberra, Australia
    English - Australia
    Mobile telephones: a true goldmine/treasure trove.

    This, however, is not an accurate translation of the French original...
     
  7. Putomaya Member

    Philippines, Filipino
    oh, right. thanks! :)
     
  8. david314

    david314 Senior Member

    Clayton, Missouri
    American English
    In modern colloquial: a cash machine, an A.T.M.
     

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