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Highwayman

French translation: bandit / voleur de grand chemin

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English term or phrase:Highwayman
French translation:bandit / voleur de grand chemin
Entered by: Anna Davies

21:42 Nov 19, 2015
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Folklore / Highwayman
English term or phrase: Highwayman
In English history and folklore, this guy is called a Highwayman. He had an equivalent in France, there was even a film made in the 1960's called Cartouche about a French highwayman. What is the French term? I have found the terms "malandrin" and "bandit ou Voleur de grand chemin".
Anna Davies
France
Local time: 02:22
bandit / voleur de grand chemin
Explanation:
"Un bandit ou voleur de grand chemin, parfois aussi appelé « malandrin », est un voleur qui attaque les voyageurs sur les routes entre deux agglomérations ou éventuellement les rues des villes."
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandit_de_grand_chemin
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FX Fraipont
Belgium
Local time: 02:22
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Merci
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5 +4bandit / voleur de grand chemin
FX Fraipont
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dans tout dictionnaire
GILOU

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highwayman
bandit / voleur de grand chemin


Explanation:
"Un bandit ou voleur de grand chemin, parfois aussi appelé « malandrin », est un voleur qui attaque les voyageurs sur les routes entre deux agglomérations ou éventuellement les rues des villes."
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandit_de_grand_chemin

FX Fraipont
Belgium
Local time: 02:22
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
Grading comment
Merci

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jean-Claude Gouin
27 mins
  -> merci!

agree  Daryo
4 hrs
  -> merci!

agree  Antoine Dequidt: bandit de grand chemin
11 hrs
  -> merci!

agree  Annie Rigler
1 day 22 hrs
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Reference comments


8 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: dans tout dictionnaire

Reference information:
http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/highwayman

GILOU
France
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  mchd
14 mins
neutral  Daryo: but dictionnaries are not always perfect - checking with real people makes sense.
40 mins
  -> Pour ce qui est de highwayman, je ne vois pas ce que ça pourrait être d'autre....
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