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1 month ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

étroitement mêlés

Context:


Une note du 8 octobre qui parut au « cahier du jour », sous le numéro 4841, indique ce transfert et déclenche toute une série de faits auxquels les fonctionnaires des Musées de France allaient se trouver étroitement mêlés.

Do you think "embroiled" would work in this case? Thanks

 

 

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1 month ago

MatthewHallisy  See my profile wrote:

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Daphne Lawless  See my profile wrote:

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1 month ago

CMD  See my profile wrote:

closely involved / implicated

My comment:

ad "embroiled" : yes, absolutely!
NB: embrouiller (syn.) = mêler

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1 month ago

plaisirsdelavie  See my profile wrote:

were to be closely involved in

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It all depends on whether the "fonctionnaires des musées de France" had a negative role as suggested by the translation"embroiled" or if their role is positive or neutral.

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1 month ago

martynback  See my profile wrote:

Yes

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Because embroiled has negative connotations - suggests something they got involved with unwittingly/unwillingly, and that the outcome was not something they’d have wished for

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1 month ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

Embroiled in a scandal (negative) Closely involved in a project (neutral)

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