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French television commercials in translation

A pep talk for vegetables, a silly father figure and breathy-voiced adoration for pedestrian products—these French commercials run a gamut familiar to any American television viewer.

But there are surprises as well, which you can discover, even if you don't understand French.

Professor of French Studies Kirk Anderson assigned students in the course French 307 "Translation: Art and Craft" to translate French television commercials as an early practice assignment.

Enjoy!