07 October 2010 @ 12:27 am
• "Il était devenu une légende."

He was to be a legend.

(devenir - 1. to become. In this phrase, it's conjugated into plus-que-parfait)

• "Sa réputation dépassait les frontières du Kenya."

His reputation was passing the frontiers of Kenya.

(dépasser - 1. To overtake/exceed/go past
. In this phrase, it's conjugated into imparfait)

• "S'il avait existé une médaille d'or de la polygamie, il l'aurait à coup sûr remportée."

If a gold medal for polygamy existed, he would have won it.

(remporter - 1. to win 2. To take away again. Conjugated here in conditionnel)

• Le prix Nobel de chimie 2010 a été décerné à l'Américain Richard Heck et aux Japonais Ei-ichi Negishi et Akira Suzuki pour leurs travaux sur la synthèse organique, qui ont permis d'inventer l'"un des outils les plus sophistiqués" de la chimie, a annoncé mercredi à Stockholm l'Académie royale des sciences suédoise.

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to (American) Richard Heck and (Japanese) Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki for their work on organic synthetics, which allowed for the capability to invent more sophisticated tools for Chemistry. The Award was announced Wednesday at the Swedish Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm.

(décerner - 1. To award. Used in passe composé)
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