RIP In French?

RIP,  Rest In Peace, translates into various phrases in French:

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Adieu:

 

Adieu /ah dee uhr/ means Farewell.

Adieu Cabu, Adieu Wolinski…
Farewell to you, Cabu, Farewell to you, Wolinski…

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Qu’il (/elle) repose en paix:

 

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Qu’ils reposent en paix /kill rip hose on peh/ literally reads as follows: May them rest in peace.

Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous et Charb nous ont quittés… Qu’ils reposent en paix.
Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous and Charb have left us… May them rest in peace.

 

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Paix à son âme:

 

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Paix à son âme /peh ah song ahm/ (for one person), or, very sadly in today’s context, Paix à leurs âmes /peh ah luhr zahm/ (plural) is an alternative to the above. Litterally, it reads as follows: Peace to their souls.

Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous et Charb nous ont quittés… Paix à leurs âmes.
Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous and Charb have left us… May them rest in peace.

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Feu… :

 

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Strictly speaking, feu /furh/ means fire. It is used in a wide array of expressions, such as feu de circulation /furh dsear cül ah see yon/(traffic light), Avez-vous du feu? /ahvay voo ü fuhr/ (Do you have a light?), or faire feu /fair furh/ (to shoot). But placed before somebody’s name, it means something like “the late…”.

Note: Used in this way, the word “feu” will agree into either “feue” or “feus” 

Nous nous souviendrons de feu Jean Cabu, caricaturiste français froidement abattu le 7 janvier 2015 pour avoir défendu la liberté de presse. 
We will remember the late Jean Cabu, French comic strip artist who was cowardly executed on January 7, 2015 for defending freedom of press.

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Vocabulary:

une mort: a death

bête: stupid

méchant(e): mean

Pour une fois: For once

Être en avance: to be early

 

EDIT: Les caricaturistes répondent.

                  

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