J'Croque La Vie

February 15th, 2015 at 6:26:34 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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What does this mean in English? It seems to translate as "Crunch Life". I assume it is a euphemism.

February 15th, 2015 at 2:26:36 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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My Crummy Life or perhaps I engulf life, I embrace life, I swallow life whole?
February 15th, 2015 at 3:37:05 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
I swallow life whole


That seems the most in keeping with the video. This looks like a public service message encouraging kids to eat their vegetables.

February 15th, 2015 at 3:44:38 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Likes to crunch life with a full tooth. Likes to
live life to its fullest. All the translations point
to getting the most out of life.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
February 15th, 2015 at 8:17:11 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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The reason I hesitated to suggest "engulf" is that to eat by engulfing in French is phage. I'm sure Bob's "with a full tooth" would be better translated as "with gusto" or "with great appetite" or as we might say with 'zest'.

You might note that the letter "O" in moi is a soccer ball (football, in Europe) so perhaps its an idiom relating to an active healthy life of vegetables and exercise, rather than couch potato web surfers? The carrot is wearing sweat bands and the strawberry appears to be wearing what the English would call Trainers and we might call Sneakers or Running Shoes.
February 16th, 2015 at 11:13:40 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
What does this mean in English? It seems to translate as "Crunch Life". I assume it is a euphemism.


I think the prefix " J' " means "I"

That exhausts much of my knowledge of French.
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February 16th, 2015 at 2:44:15 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
I think the prefix " J' " means "I"

That exhausts much of my knowledge of French.


Wikipedia says je, me, te, se, le, and la become j', m', t', s', l', and l' respectively before a vowel or mute h.

However, J'Croque is before the letter 'c', so it must be complex than that.
February 17th, 2015 at 10:08:41 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Pacomartin
However, J'Croque is before the letter 'c', so it must be complex than that.


Beats me. I know a few words and phrases in French, but not any conjugations or even all the pronouns.

I suspect slang. Slang often translates literally into nonsense, In Spanish if you say ¿Que onda? you're asking what's up, or how're you doing, or even simply saying "hey" as a casual greeting. But literally it translates as "What wave?" Pure nonsense.
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