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Tema en 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' comenzado por Sansvisnage, 23 de Julio de 2009.

  1. Sansvisnage Senior Member

    France
    Français - France
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    Hello,

    How to say "Premier arrivé, premier servi" in English ? Can we translate it literally ?
    It means that the sooner you arrive, the wider range of choice you have to select what you want.

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    Thank you.
     
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  2. Sansvisnage Senior Member

    France
    Français - France
    Wow, so quick ! Thanks a lot !!
     
  3. It translates the same:
    First come, first served.

    Bonne journée!
     
  4. akaAJ Senior Member

    New York
    American English, Yiddish
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    A peculiar article, to a USE Anglophone (among other things, it would never occur to a native speaker to say "first come, first serve", rather than "served"). As usual, USE tends to dispense with the hyphens.
     
  • halthecomputer PAPILLON Desigual Desigual PAPILLON Multicoloured Senior Member

    Canada
    Canadian English
    "First come, first served" means literally that the first person to arrive will be served first, and later comers have to wait their turn. To convey the idea that the first comer actually has the widest choice, what about "the early bird gets the worm"?
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    If you want to convey that meaning, I would prefer, "arrive early for best selection".
     
  • Sansvisnage Senior Member

    France
    Français - France
    Thank you everybody, it helps me a lot!
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  • yuechu Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada, English
    Est-ce qu'on fait une liaison entre "premier" et "arrivé" dans ce cas en français ? (Est-ce qu'on peut ne pas la faire ?)
    Merci d'avance !
     
  • Blougouz Senior Member

    Breizh
    french-France
    I would rather say no... Plurial or singular, you don't...
     
  • yuechu Senior Member

    Canada
    Canada, English
    Thanks, tartopom and Blougouz!
     
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