10K prize for translation (in Contests)


Mythology [The Knighthood] February 25 2010 3:16 PM EST

not much of a contest, anyone speak french and able to say what :
FIGURINES NICKELLES

might mean please :)

Salketer [big bucks] February 25 2010 3:44 PM EST

Just for future reference if need be...

<Salketer
AH!! 0k I got it... Nickelles is a French expression that means perfect

<Salketer
Figurines, would be figures

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 25 2010 3:44 PM EST

"Spotless Figurines" is what my translation is.

Salketer [big bucks] February 25 2010 3:52 PM EST

could do too depending on the context... Nickel is used for almost anything. It can be used to talk about an activity, a shirt, feelings, etc...

Spotless is a bit too precise for it to be the general translation.

Tabaldak February 25 2010 3:55 PM EST

dollars and sense?

Sickone February 25 2010 3:58 PM EST

Literally translated, it means nickel-plated figurines.
Could mean actually nickel-plated ones, or it could mean just "shiny".

Salketer [big bucks] February 25 2010 4:04 PM EST

I don't know anyone who would actually use "FIGURINES NICKELLES" to mean that they are nickel plated or anything of the sort. Its missing words.

NooneKnows February 25 2010 7:05 PM EST

"I don't know anyone who would actually use "FIGURINES NICKELLES" to mean that they are nickel plated or anything of the sort. Its missing words."

except the french.

Wraithlin February 25 2010 7:08 PM EST

I'm a little rusty on my french but I believe it means:

"We surrender to the figure skaters"

I think it's a term from when french got invaded by slightly gay male athletes and lost.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] February 25 2010 9:03 PM EST

Figurines nickelles = Figures that are in very good condition.

"Nickel" can mean "fine" or "very clean". (in addition to being the name of an element) It's used as an adjective in the expression you asked about.

However, it's slang. Doesn't appear in many dictionaries and probably makes no sense, when use in the context we are discussing, outside of France. Many of my fellow countrymen (I'm from Canada) wouldn't know what it means for example. French vocabulary changes a lot from place to place, you see.

AdminShade February 26 2010 12:48 AM EST

Perfect figure?

Joel February 26 2010 1:23 AM EST

ROFL Wraithlin! I love those kind of French jokes!

Salketer [big bucks] February 26 2010 2:12 AM EST

Wraithlin, even thought your joke may seem funny about french, I don't really appreciate it lol.

They are still my cousins, kinda.

And nooneknows, I am french and it still is missing a word... Be it french canadian or frenchies, they would never say that. Make fun all you want, but leave french people alone... And please! FGS, isn't hard to believe that I am right???

ScY February 26 2010 7:08 AM EST

If you want a real laugh go to google.com

type in french victories

press I'm feeling lucky

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] February 26 2010 9:44 AM EST

I am assuming that what Myth posted is the title of an AD or something.

"MINT 19XX HOCKEY CARDS!"
"Amazing vintage watch!"

In this case saying only "figurines nickelles", which is not a complete sentence, would indeed make sense.
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