French-English translation for "mais"

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Oui, quelques avancées existent, mais c'est insuffisant par rapport aux lacunes.

So, yes, some progress was made, but not enough to compensate for the omissions.

L'effort de M. Metten est perceptible, mais il ne change pas le fond des choses.

Mr Metten's endeavour is understandable, but it does not really change anything.

Mais si l'on veut qu'il empêche l'inacceptable, il doit être fiable et crédible.

But if we want it to prevent the unacceptable, it must be reliable and credible.

Mais ce ne sont pas des motifs pour s'abandonner à un “laisser-faire” juridique.

But these are not reasons to resign ourselves to a "laissez-faire" legal stance.

Le Programme d'action constitue un bon départ, mais n'est ni parfait ni complet.

The Programme of Action is a good start, but it is neither perfect nor complete.

mais {interjection}

mais {interj.} (also: oh)

why {interj.} [oldfsh.]

Mais pourquoi donc sont-ce précisément les grands pays qui négligent la recherche?

Why is it, though, that it is the larger countries that are neglecting research?

Mais si la motion de censure est absurde, pourquoi sommes-nous là aujourd’hui?

On the other hand, if the censure motion is absurd, why are we debating it today?

Pourquoi est-ce avantageux pour les jeunes, mais pas pour l'ensemble des Canadiens?

Why is it good enough for young people but not good enough for all Canadians?

Certes, nous recevons des fonds à ce titre, mais pourquoi sommes-nous plus pauvres?

Sure, we get money under that program, but why are we poorer in the first place?

Mais pourquoi donc soulever à nouveau ce thème alors que le vote est terminé?

Why, though, did I want to raise this subject again, now that the vote is over?

mais {adverb}

mais {adv.} (also: cependant, quand même, toutefois)

even so {adv.}

Nos ressources sont limitées mais malgré cela nous avons obtenu des résultats surprenants.

Our resources are scarce, but even so we have achieved surprising results.

Mais je trouve quand même un peu fort que le Parlement ait autorisé ce type de réunion.

Even so, I do find it a bit much for Parliament to have authorized a meeting of this kind.

Mais malgré cela, la famille continuera d'être le dernier bastion face au défi de l'histoire.

But even so, the family will continue to be the last bulwark before the challenge of history.

Ce n'est sans doute rien, mais même dans ce cas, on se mouille pas.

It's probably nothing, but even so, it's no skin off our teeth.

Mais Richard est ici depuis un temps impressionnant, 44 ans.

Even so, Richard has been in this place for a remarkable 44 years.
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Ce ne sera pas quelque 51 familles, mais bien 200 familles, qui seront touchées.

We will not be talking about 51 families, we will be talking about 200 families.

Mais pour que cette paix soit permanente et globale, il faut qu'elle soit juste.

In order for such a peace to be lasting and general, however, it had to be fair.

Mais nous demandons aux Nations Unies de prêter plus d'attention à notre région.

We do, however, ask that the United Nations devote more attention to our region.

c) Le conducteur du véhicule qui suit regarde bien devant lui mais est distrait.

(b) The the following vehicle directly behind collided with the leading vehicle;

Mais j'ai été informé qu'il ne nous reste malheureusement que très peu de temps.

I have been informed, however, that unfortunately we have very little time left.

Non seulement une fragilité psychologique mais aussi un fragilité structurelle.

And not only is it psychologically vulnerable, its structures are vulnerable too.

Mais le rapport préconise également une harmonisation fiscale à grande échelle.

The report does, however, also include harmonisation of taxes on a grand scale.

Mais avant de commencer, la parole est à M. Smith pour une motion de procédure.

However, before we start, Mr Smith has asked for the floor on a point of order.

Les Britanniques sont dangereux, mais les Arabes aussi massacreront le village.

There's danger not only from the British, the Arabs will slaughter the village.

Mais nous avons besoin de votre concours pour le projet de démocratie européenne.

However, we need the alliance you propose for the vision of a European democracy.

oculaire de l'agression alléguée, mais ayant décrit les actions de l'accusé peu

reliability of the videotaped statement. They include: (a) the requirement that

mais elle peut aussi se poser au moment de l'ordonnance initiale, si une longue

review, it can also come up at the time of the initial order, if there has been

Certains s’adaptèrent à ce milieu, mais d’autres éprouvèrent des difficultés.46

Some people adapted to this environment, while others experienced difficulties.46

Réponses à une ou plusieurs questions, mais sans obligation légale de le faire.

Responded to one or more questions, although under no legal obligation to do so.

Mais il ne subsistera que si les autorités réunissent les ressources nécessaires.

The authorities must provide the necessary resources in order to strengthen it.

Le Gouvernement peut intervenir mais une telle action ne résout pas le problème.

Although the Government could intervene, such action did not resolve the issue.

Mais, l'auteur n'a pas engagé d'action en responsabilité civile pour négligence.

However, the author had failed to bring a court action in common tort negligence.

Nous le devons à nous-mêmes, mais nous le devons aussi aux générations futures.

We owe this to ourselves, as well as to the generations that are yet to be born.

Monsieur le Président, je pourrais faire deux choses, mais je n'en ferai qu'une.

Mr. Speaker, there are two things I could do; however, I am going to do only one.

Mais le sénateur Robichaud et sa compagne semblaient nous ignorer complètement.

However, Senator Robichaud and his companion seemed to be ignoring us completely.
 

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