madelon

  • Eddie

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    Hello, Dwitosky.

    The meaning of words, like the behavior of people, is best defined within context. If you supply the context for the word you're asking about, someone may be able to give you an answer.
     

    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Eddie said:
    Hello, Dwitosky.

    The meaning of words, like the behavior of people, is best defined within context. If you supply the context for the word you're asking about, someone may be able to give you an answer.
    Is behavior always defined within context?

    Stealing tends to be a bad thing, doesn't it? ;)
     

    dwitosky

    New Member
    US English
    Yes, context does matter. Thank you. Here is my new and improved question.

    The context of my question is a song lyric (I would appreciate a translation of the entire passage. I'm having difficulty getting a sensible translation of the entire song!):

    un commando
    des commendal (but I think this is a typo and should be commensal)
    scie a meteaux
    si y'a mental
    la madelon
    s'en va aux balles
    ca en dit long
    sur l'animal

    Merci mille fois!
     

    cesup

    New Member
    France
    Madelon is the name of a girl in a famous military song of first World War :

    {Refrain:}
    Quand Madelon vient nous servir à boire
    Sous la tonnelle on frôle son jupon
    Et chacun lui raconte une histoire
    Une histoire à sa façon
    <text truncated due to copyright violation>
    You can find it at : paroles.net/chansons/20759
    Cordialement
    Cesup
     

    dwitosky

    New Member
    US English
    Merci, merci, merci!!

    Thanks to everyone who has answered my question. I now have exactly what I needed. I deeply appreciate your help!
     
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