French to English passage

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Translate in the Catskills translation contest:

  • Honorable Mention: Alan Tolerton and Mylène Vialard for posting the first entries in the French to English and English to French categories; Anne-Marie Robert for the most creative entry (a technical translator’s take on “Blowin’ in the Wind”)
  • English to French winner: Maxime Carpentier
  • French to English winner: Kate Forster

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, and to everyone who voted!
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En 2011, revenons à l’essentiel

Simples et essentiels à la vie, le lait, l’eau, les fruits ou les céréales sont les matières premières de tous les produits Danone.
Sources inépuisables d’inspiration et d’innovation, ces cadeaux de la
nature recèlent des trésors de goût, de plaisir, de bien-être et de
santé.
Des trésors que Danone, jour après jour, protège et explore pour les mettre à la portée de chacun.

14 responses to “French to English passage

  1. 2011 – the year to return to the source
    The raw materials of all Danone’s products – milk, water, fruit and cereals – are the building blocks of life. For Danone, these gifts from nature are inexhaustible sources of inspiration and innovations, generating treasure troves of flavor, pleasure, well-being and health. Danone cherishes and enhances these treasures, converting them into a form for people to enjoy.

  2. Virginia K. Fox

    Disclaimer: I am not qualified to work in this language combination and eagerly await “les soumissions des orfèvres en la matière” 😉 Pour les inciter, voici ma version de novice :

    2011 is Back to basics!
    Milk, water, fruit and cereals are simple yet essential ingredients of Life found in all Danone products!
    These Nature’s gifts of flavor, pleasure, well-being and health harbor inexhaustible sources of inspiration and innovation.
    All treasures that Danone protects and explores tirelessly for our daily enjoyment!

    Virginia K. Fox

  3. Let’s get back to basics in 2011

    Life’s simple essentials–milk, water, fruit and grains–are the basic ingredients of all Danone products. Nature’s gifts abound with flavors, pleasures, health and well-being, providing endless sources of inspiration and innovation. Danone protects and explores these treasures so that we may all enjoy them, day after day.

  4. Getting Back to Basics in 2011
    The building blocks of life—things like milk, water, fruit, and grains—go into every Dannon product. Nature never ceases to inspire us with these gifts, which are a source of flavor, pleasure, well-being, and health.
    At Dannon we work to protect and explore Nature’s treasures in order to bring these gifts to you.

  5. 2011: Let’s get back to the most essential

    Milk and water, fruits and grains – simple and essential to life: the raw materials for all Danon products. Everlasting sources of inspiration and innovation, these gifts from nature reveal treasures of taste and pleasure, of well-being and health.
    Treasures that Danon protects and explores every day. Treasures that Danon offers to all.

  6. Let’s go back to the basics in 2011

    Milk, water, fruit and grain – simple and necessary to life – are the foundation of all Danone products.

    These gifts of nature are inexhaustible sources of inspiration and innovation, bursting with hidden treasures of flavor, delight, well-being and health.

    Treasures that Danone protects and explores, day after day, so that you, too, can enjoy them.

  7. Susan Spies, aka The IRON Lady!

    In 2011, reconnect with all things essential

    Milk, water, fruits and grains — simple foodstuffs, essential to life and the basic building blocks of all Dannon products.

    These precious gifts of nature are an endless source of inspiration and innovation, brimming with flavor and goodness, keeping us healthy and fit.

    Day in, day out, Dannon is devoted to protecting and exploring these nourishing treasures to bring them to the table of each and every home.

  8. Life’s staples in 2011

    Milk, water, fruit, grains—simple but essential elements of life. That’s what goes into every Danone product. Locked inside these nature’s gifts are limitless wonders of taste, pleasure, wellness, and health.

    At Danone, we thrive on protecting and exploring these gifts, and helping take care of what’s important to you.

  9. Version 2: Slightly less spin

    Reconnect with life’s basics in 2011

    Milk, water, fruit, grains—simple but essential elements of life. That’s what goes into every Danone product. Locked inside these nature’s gifts are limitless wonders of taste, pleasure, wellness, and health.

    At Danone, we thrive on protecting and exploring these gifts, and bringing their wholesome goodness to you.

  10. Get back to basics in 2011
    The staple foods none of us can live without—milk, water, fruit and grains. They’re the building blocks of all Danone products.
    Endlessly fueling new ideas, these gifts from nature’s larder contain hidden riches of taste, pleasure, health and wellbeing.
    Taking care of these riches while finding new ways to bring them within everyone’s grasp is all in a day’s work for Danone.

  11. In 2011, let’s reach for the essentials.

    Milk, water, fruits and grains—they’re simple things. The essentials of life. And essential ingredients in Danone products.

    These gifts from nature are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and innovation, filled with hidden treasures of flavor, fun, well-being and good health.

    Treasures that Danone protects and explores year-round, finding new ways to put them within everyone’s reach.

  12. I’m shocked by the number of translators who spelt Danone wrong !

  13. In the U.S., the “Danone” corporation markets all of their products under the name “Dannon,” so “Dannon” is the brand name familiar to U.S. English speakers. I guess the spelling would just depend on the translation’s target audience!

  14. I spelled “Danone” wrong … or rather “Dannon” wrong – I was aware they were selling under a slightly different name here, but thought for sure it was “Danon” – without the doubled “n”. Lesson learned yet another time: when you are “sure” about something, check it again.

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