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squirelly

French translation: coquettement

02:33 Sep 3, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: squirelly
American contemporary novel:

"until the girls start acting squirelly."

French translation:coquettement
Explanation:
Je ne trouve pas le mot dans le dictionnaire, mais 'a squire'est un jeune amoureux et 'squirelly' serait l'adverbe qui décrit la façon d'agir des jeunes filles quand elles tombent amoureuses ...

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Patricia Posadas
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Summary of answers provided
naSquirrelly or squirely
Alexandra Hague
nabêtement
Bram Poldervaart
nacoquettement
Patricia Posadas


  

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22 mins
coquettement


Explanation:
Je ne trouve pas le mot dans le dictionnaire, mais 'a squire'est un jeune amoureux et 'squirelly' serait l'adverbe qui décrit la façon d'agir des jeunes filles quand elles tombent amoureuses ...



Patricia Posadas
Spain
Local time: 13:52
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 20
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Thanks a lot. I will use this.
Best wishes in your work.
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26 mins
bêtement


Explanation:
I think it must be quirrelly (with two r's)

synonym of 'nutty'

see: merriam-webster

ECCENTRIC, SILLY; also : mentally unbalanced


Bram Poldervaart
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32 mins
Squirrelly or squirely


Explanation:
Is it squirrelly (as in squirrel= écureuil) or squirely (as in squire). I have a tendancy to think that it's "squirrelly" because the subject is "girls". Squirrelly means restless, unpredictable, nervous= "remuant, agité, nerveux".
I think "squirely" is spelled with one "l" and not two.
Just a guess.

Alexandra Hague
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