Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • Belgium
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 664
    #1

    Cool TV Novel / soap opera

    Hi,

    What's the most common translation for "sÚrie tÚlÚvisÚ" (French), in English. TV novel? Sopa Opera? Was "Dallas" in the mid 80's a TV serie, a soap opera, a TV serial??

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,626
    #2

    Re: TV Novel / soap opera

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    What's the most common translation for "sÚrie tÚlÚvisÚ" (French), in English. TV novel? Sopa Opera? Was "Dallas" in the mid 80's a TV serie, a soap opera, a TV serial??
    I'd say Dallas was a soap opera. French uses "sÚrie televisÚ" for both soap operas and TV series.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #3

    Re: TV Novel / soap opera

    It was one of the first night time or prime time soaps.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • Belgium
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 664
    #4

    Re: TV Novel / soap opera

    And can I say "A TV series"?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #5

    Re: TV Novel / soap opera

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    And can I say "A TV series"?
    Yes. You can say "a TV series" to speak about one particular series, like "Seinfeld." Or to speak about more than one, like "the network is debuting several new series this fall."

Similar Threads

  1. tv show vs soap opera
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Dec-2011, 05:30
  2. Soap(???) Opera
    By Seagull in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-Mar-2011, 19:53
  3. soap
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Sep-2008, 12:36
  4. opera
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Feb-2008, 15:12
  5. melodrama & soap opera
    By nonEnglish in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Aug-2005, 04:01

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •