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La dernière phrase

Margot G.C1Kwiziq community member

La dernière phrase

What is the English translation for “histoire d’en profiter au maximum tant que ça dure.”

Merci

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Margot,

I am assuming that the problem is the expression 'histoire de' which is idiomatic.

It just means 'just to' in English but I agree that it is very odd although frequently used in French.

I would translate the whole sentence by something like -

Just to make the most of the situation while it lasts 

You might be interested in the discussion on the following page -

https://www.wyzant.com/resources/answers/693983/the-meaning-and-etymology-of-histoire-de-histoire-que

Bonne Continuation !

 

 

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Margot,

Something like,     "To make the most of it (story/situation) while it lasts"

Hope this helps.

Jim

Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The meaning is given in Larousse's dictionary under 'Expressions':

Familier. Histoire de, à seule fin de : Il sortit dans la rue, histoire de prendre l'air.

La dernière phrase

What is the English translation for “histoire d’en profiter au maximum tant que ça dure.”

Merci

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