le dire doit encore coïncider avec le faire

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by 123lia, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. 123lia Member

    french
    Hi,

    How to translate in English this sentence : "le dire doit encore coïncider avec le faire" ? Thank you for any help !
     
  2. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
    Literally, it means that (your) words must be consistent with (your) actions; I'm not quite sure what purpose the word encore serves here. There are idioms like actions speak louder than words, but whether you can use one of those depends on the context.
     
  3. BluJam New Member

    France
    Thank you for the answer and your disponibility.
     
  4. le Fnake

    le Fnake Senior Member

    St-Etienne, France
    France, French
    another french expression with the same meaning :
    "joindre le geste à la parole"
     
  5. humble New Member

    France
    France French
    « To suit the action to the word » traduction de la suggestion faite par le Fnake.
     
  6. david314

    david314 Senior Member

    Clayton, Missouri
    American English
    Colloquially: " If you talk the talk, you must walk the walk. " ;)
     
  7. humble New Member

    France
    France French
    " If you talk the talk, you must walk the walk. " Yes, david314, I like the idiom, thanks :)
     
  8. 123lia Member

    french
    Thank you for your reactions !
     

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