papa

03:28 Feb 23, 2016
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Names (personal, company) / conversation in an Central African Repulic document
French term or phrase: papa
How would you translate "papa" before a person's last name? Mr? Is this sort of like the "Don" used in Spain? Clearly they're not talking about their dad, but I've never seen this before.
Paula Loubier
United States
Local time: 12:09


Summary of answers provided
5 +2Papa - leave as it is (this is a part of an artistic name)
Erzsébet Czopyk
5 +1Name
Lara Barnett


Discussion entries: 8





  

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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Papa - leave as it is (this is a part of an artistic name)


Explanation:
"Duke" Elington, "Count" Basie etc.

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Note added at 48 mins (2016-02-23 04:16:37 GMT)
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Eric Patrick Clapton - "Slowhand"
William James Basie - "Count" Basie
Edward Kennedy Ellington - "Duke" Ellington
Miles Dewey Davis III - Miles Davis
Richard Starkey (Beatle) - Ringo Starr


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John William Coltrane - "Trane"
Farrokh Bulsara - Freddie Mercury
George Alan O'Dowd - Boy George
Glenn Bolton - Daddy-O



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Note added at 58 mins (2016-02-23 04:27:15 GMT)
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Jimmy "Daddy" Davis | ReverbNation
https://www.reverbnation.com/jimmydaddydavis
Singer Songwriter music, lyrics, and videos from Memphis, TN on ReverbNation.

Daddy Yankee
http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/latin-awards/655387...

Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin - Enya
Francis Albert Sinatra - "Frank" Sinatra
Roderick David Stewart - "Rod" Stewart
Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) - Mo'
Papa Noel Nedule

Erzsébet Czopyk
Hungary
Local time: 19:09
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis
3 hrs
  -> Thank you very much for your kind attention.

neutral  Lara Barnett: This is exactly what I said in my discussion post./ You started the discussion, saying you needed context - I posted it following your post.
16 hrs
  -> I did not see your post. I opened the Answer field straight after my question in the discussion - you cannot simultaneously answer, search and follow the discussion.

agree  Yolanda Broad
18 hrs
  -> Thank you very much for your kind attention.
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Name


Explanation:
As per my discussion post, at the beginning of the posting last night

Could it actually be a name? This musician calls himself "papa Wemba"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_Wemba

This may be a play on words as the name is not the musician's original name, but it still could be used as a name.

Lara Barnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yolanda Broad
12 hrs
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