What is the French word Frankie?

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  1. slobadoberbob

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    On the front window of my RV I have a platic numberplate sign with the word TOWING on it that I rubber cap stick to the window so that if I have a situation where I am faced with an on coming car I can indicate that I have a trailer behind when it cannot be seen looking from the front.

    Not a lot of good with the Warners marshalls as they seem to be blind to everything even when you point to it... must be there age:Rofl1:..or the yellow jacket... good job Roger does not have one (Wildman).

    Anyway I digress as usual. Can Frankie tell us what is the most suitable word when in France to have .. so we can put it up on the window as and when in need (not the toll booths as they cannot see the small trailer and if they do not see it we do not pay for it:Blush:).. but seriously what is the most suitable single word Frankie that we can have put on a sign.

    I will p.m. her as I know she does not always manage to get to a thread before it goes off the page.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    You should know Bob the french wont have one word when ten will do:Doh:
    Heres the clsest I can get with my limited French
    You will need a bigger sign

    Monsieur désolé j'ai une grenouille sur mon passage arrière:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    Translater says
    "Remorquage"
     
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    now that is my kind of way of doing it


    As you know from my posts.. why use one word when ten will do:Blush: That is the lawyer in me.. not paid by the word but by every 6 minutes:thumb:

    But I do not think I can get that on to a normal yellow number plate:Sad:.. I have p.m Frankie so we will see what a suitable word might be... but I will keep your suggestion under advisement.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    my take on it is -
    Towing - remorquage
    or
    vehicle towing - remorquage de véhicule
    or even
    vehicle is towing - le véhicule remorque
    maybe even
    this vehicle is towing - ce véhicule remorque
     
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    can it be male or female?


    Never know with the French if it is male of Female? one word would be better than 3 :Angry: what am I saying.. I always use more than one word....

    Do you realise I have now passed my 500 post.. life is to short what have I managed to write 500 posts about:Blush:.. dribble some would say, and who am I to disagree... Jim has a lot to answer for:Eeek:

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    can do four into three if you want Bob

    this vehicle is towing - ce véhicule remorque

    maggie
     
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    sounds good but????


    Sounds good, but am I geeting less for my money:Rofl1:

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Dont worry about it Bob.

    MHF has become an obsession with me. :Laughing:

    its taken me 10511 posts to wear out the keyboard on my lappy.
    a lot of letters are all but worn off and two keys are worn right through.

    strangely, on of the worn through keys is the letter 'T' :Eek!:...the other being 'E'
     
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    why not use the internationally recognised term 'Convoy Exceptional' you should be able to get one already made up at any HGV store
     
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    arh but in using that sign bob would have to employ a little escort van to go infront of him using orange flashing lights, especially in spain - dont know about france though
     
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    that should be no problem for BOB he could use one of the disabled buggies he has on his trailer :Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    So very true Geo one word iseems to never be enough!!




    Bob, sorry for being so late , just stopped working (00.15am in france) so will have a good think tomorrow and read the whole thread first, as i'm worn out right now. Remorquage seems a right translation but i don't think that what french people will understand as meaning:"can't reverse gear". I'll tell you tomorrow what's the best.

    Amicalement


    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    This translates somat like:

    Siir I am desolute as I have a granule up my back passage :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Pete
     
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    That reply about the granule had me literally rolling about laughing. Fab :Rofl1:
     
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    I was begining to think no one would bother to translate it Peter :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Well done:thumb:
    Close but not quite right:Wink:
     
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    croak croak:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    Can't see what the problem is - all Froggies are naturally on the pull.
     
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    I think 'grenouille' translates as 'frog' and could be considered rascist lol-peut etre 'crapaud'might be better.But I feel we are getting into the area of 'les phrase idiomatique'
    'Remorquer',as Maggie suggests,is the verb 'to tow'
    Does 'toad' have the same connotation in French as in English ? C'mon Frankie-set us straight on this one :BigGrin:

    Mike
     
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