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bien que je puisse comprendre que (subj)

although I can understand that

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Il ne faut pas sous-estimer l'importance de

one must not under-estimate the importance of

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la raison pour laquelle

the reason why

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il ne faut pas oublier que

one must not forget that

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il faut reconnaître que

It must be recognised that

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sans aucun doute

without a doubt, undoubtedly

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les choses auxquelles nous devons penser

the things we must think about

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Loin de là

far from it

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on ne peut pas nier que

it cannot be denied/questioned that

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en dépit de

in spite of

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malgré

despite

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cela dit

that being said/having said that

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en revanche

in constrast

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de plus, en outre

furthermore, moreover

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il s'ensuit que

it follows that

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Il est certain que

it is certain that

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n'oublions pas non plus que

let's not forget either that

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ce qui démontre que

which demonstrates that

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examinons d'abord

let us first look at

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contrairement à ce que beaucoup de gens présument

Contrary to what many people assume

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un exemple frappant

a striking example....

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il faut dire que

it must be said that

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d'un autre côté

on the other hand, however

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un bon nombre de

quite a few

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énormément de

a large number/great deal of

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notamment, en particulier

in particular

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il y a lieu de penser que

there is reason to think that

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tandis que, alors que

whereas, while

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en dernier lieu

lastly

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il est à noter que

It should be noted that

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dans un premier temps

initially

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en fin de compte

ultimately, in the end

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peu importe que (S)

regardless of the fact that

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la premiere constatation qui s'impose, c'est que

The first thing to be noted is that

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quoi que + subj.

no matter what + verb

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en un coup d'oeil

at at glance

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j'aurais dû (+inf)

I should have

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j'aurais pu (+inf)

I could have

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Si j'avais su

If I had known

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tu ferais mieux de

you had better

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je préfèrerais

I would rather

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quoi qu'il en soit

be that as it may/in any case

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j'ai beau (essayer)

no matter how hard (I try)

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Je n'y arrive pas

I can't do it

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Imaginez un peu que

imagine that

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Nul ne sait encore si

no one is really sure whether

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Pour couronner le tout

to top it all off

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Faire les gros titres

to make the headlines

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Il va sans dire que

it goes without saying that

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Quoi que l'on pense

whatever one thinks

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Il faut sensibiliser les jeunes au problème de

it is necessary to raise awareness of the problem of ... to the youth

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à en croire les sondages

if we believe the polls/surveys

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Exercer une influence sur

to have an impact on

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Tout le monde s'accorde à dire que

everyone agrees in saying that

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Il faut également souligner que

one should also note that

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Le moins que l'on puisse dire c'est que

the least that one can say is that

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Les gens s'accordent à dire que

people agree in saying that

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Il ne faut pas s'étonner que

one shouldn't be surprised that

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il reste à savoir si

the last thing to know is if

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Je ne suis pas la seule à prétendre que

I'm not the only one to believe that

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il n'est plus question de

there is no question of

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Ayant pesé le pour et le contre

having weighed up the pros and cons

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On a tendance à croire que

we tend to believe that

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En guise de conclusion

as a conclusion

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On pourrait en dire autant pour

one could say the same about

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N'oublions pas non plus que

Let's not also forget that

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Il en va de même pour

it is the same for

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J'en ai assez d'entendre que

I've had enough of hearing that

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Il vaut mieux

it's better to

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Si j'ose dire

if I dare say

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il est peu probable que +subj

it is unlikely that

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certains disent que

Some people say that

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tout bien considéré, tout compte fait

all things considered

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tout bien réfléchi

after careful consideration

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ça me met en colère rien que d'y penser!

it makes me angry just to think about it

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Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard

before it's too late

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il s'avère que

it turns out that

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d'autant plus que

all the more... as/since/because

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tant de/tellement de

so much/many (+noun)

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autant de

as much/many (+ noun)

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pourvu que

provided that/so long as

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dans la mesure où

in so far as

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je prends le contre-pied

I take the opposite view

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au contraire

in contrary

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l'erreur serait de croire que

the mistake would be to think that (+ subj)

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voir les choses du même œil

to see things from the same perspective

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voir les choses du bon côté

look on the bright side

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malgré que + subj

in spite of

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ce à quoi je pense

what I'm thinking about

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être en train de + infinitive

to be in the process of

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autant que je sache

as far as I know

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dorénavant

from now on

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à l'époque

at that time

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venir de + infinitive

to have just done something

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quand même

even so, still

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afin que (+ subj)

so that, in order that

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c'est n'importe quoi

that's nonsense

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il s'agit de

it's about

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il est connu que

it is known that

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le souci prédominant est

the main concern is

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