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10 months ago

Kate (a guest user) asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

carton planétaire

Context:

ce produit est un carton planétaire, et la société est plus qu'un champion : c'est un géant

Keywords:

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10 months ago

Ffion Marianne Moyle  See profile wrote:

Laser cut planetary cardboard

My comment:

This is what it means I firmly consider - "this product is laser cut planetary cardboard, and the company is more than a champion in its field, it is a giant"

10 months ago

Benn  See profile wrote:

Goblal winner

10 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

This product has taken the world by storm.

10 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile wrote:

this product is a world-wide success/gets the highest marks, globally speaking

My comment:

I think this is what it probably means, as "carton", in certain idiomatic expressions, can refer to getting good marks or showing brilliance.

10 months ago

Robin Smith  See profile wrote:

A world-renowned product

My comment:

Just a guess I’m afraid, but seems to fit the little context available.

10 months ago

David Edwards Translation and Training  See profile wrote:

global success / worldwide best-seller / etc.

My comment:

carton can be used to mean a success or a bad defeat (or a road accident in informal language) but in this expression it's used with a positive sense

My references:

for example
Ghost : la success story inattendue d'un carton planétaire
http://www.premiere.fr/Tele/Ghost-la-success-story-inattendue-d-un-carton-planetaire

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