A

 /a/


Inflections of 'a' (n): pl: a

Du verbe avoir: (conjuguer)
a est:
3e personne du singulier du présent de l'indicatif

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à 2 voix loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à chanter par 2 personnes) (classical music)for two voices exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 C'est un opéra à 2 voix.
 It's an opera for two voices.
à 4 roues motrices loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (tout terrain)all-terrain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  four-wheel drive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Ce véhicule à 4 roues motrices est recommandé pour les terrains escarpés.
 This all-terrain vehicle is recommended for steep ground.
 This four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for steep ground.
à accumulation loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (qui utilise l'accumulation)storage n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
 Le radiateur à accumulation emmagasine de la chaleur.
 The storage heater stores heat.
à angle droit adjadjectif: modifie un nom. Il est généralement placé après le nom et s'accorde avec le nom (ex : un ballon bleu, une balle bleue). En général, seule la forme au masculin singulier est donnée. Pour former le féminin, on ajoute "e" (ex : petit > petite) et pour former le pluriel, on ajoute "s" (ex : petit > petits). Pour les formes qui sont "irrégulières" au féminin, celles-ci sont données (ex : irrégulier, irrégulière > irrégulier = forme masculine, irrégulière = forme féminine)right-angled
à armes égales loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (de façon égalitaire)on equal terms, on level terms exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ces deux entreprises sont à armes égales.
 These two businesses are on equal (or: level) terms.
à aucun moment loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (jamais)at no time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  not at any time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à aucun prix loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (absolument pas)under no circumstances exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  not for anything exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À aucun prix, je ne les laisserai partir seuls !
 Under no circumstances would I let them go out alone!
à bâbord loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sur la gauche d'un bateau) (nautical)to the port side exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (nautical)to port prep + n
 Terre à bâbord !
 Land to the port side!
 Land to port!
à balles réelles loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (qui utilise de vraies balles)with live rounds advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  with live ammunition advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  with real bullets advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Cette fois, les soldats tireront à balles réelles. Il faudra redoubler de précautions.
 This time, the soldiers will be operating with live rounds. They must be extra cautious.
a barré nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (lettre additionnelle)long a nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Note: Latin vowels can be long or short - a line or macron over the vowel indicates that it is held for longer than its short version.
 Le a barré est une lettre additionnelle latine.
 The long a is a Latin vowel.
À bas [qch] ! expr (mettons fin à [qch])down with [sth]! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 "À bas la corruption !" scandaient les manifestants.
 "Down with corruption!" chanted the protesters.
à bas prix loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (pas cher)reduced adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Les produits à bas prix se trouvent sur une gondole spéciale à l'entrée du magasin.
 The reduced items can be found on a special shelf by the entrance of the shop.
à bas régime loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à peu de tours par minute)at a low level of output, at a low rate of productivity exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 En été, l'usine tourne à bas régime.
 In the summer, the factory functions at a low level of output.
à base de loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (content [qch])made from exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  made using exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  [noun]-based adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Cette boisson est à base de plantes.
 This is a plant-based drink.
à base de café loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (qui contient surtout du café)coffee-based adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  made from coffee, made using coffee exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Cette préparation instantanée est à base de café : c'est parfait pour le matin.
à base de plantes loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (réalisé à partir de plantes)made from exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  made using exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  [noun]-based adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Ces cosmétiques sont naturels : ils sont faits à base de plantes.
 These cosmetics are natural. They are plant-based.
à basse température loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (peu supérieur à 0°c)at low temperature exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bâtons rompus loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec fréquentes interruptions)meandering, rambling adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  jumping from one topic to another exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bâtons rompus (motif : à chevrons imbriqués)with intertwined chevrons exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bec loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (muni d'un bec)beaked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  with a beak exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bicyclette loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en utilisant un vélo)by bicycle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  by bike advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
à bien des égards loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en tenant compte des choses)in many ways exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in many respects exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
À bientôt ! loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (nous nous reverrons dans peu de temps)See you soon! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  See you around! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Je dois y aller mais on se voit à la prochaine réunion. À bientôt !
à bille loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (muni d'une bille)with a ball, with a rollerball exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  ball n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
à blanc loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (nettoyé par sablage)sandblasted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
à bloc loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (au maximum)as much as possible exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to the limit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
à bois loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (conçu pour le bois)wood n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
À bon chat bon rat expr (la défense est à hauteur de l'attaque)He/she has met his/her match exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bon compte loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sans trop de désagréments)cheaply advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
à bon droit loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à juste raison, légitimement)legitimately advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  with good reason, for good reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Ils se plaignent à bon droit.
 They are complaining legitimately.
 They are complaining for good reason.
À bon entendeur,
salut !
expr
(que celui qui comprend...)Don't say you weren't warned! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  You've been warned! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les personnes intéressées voudront bien se le tenir pour dit une fois pour toutes. À bon entendeur, salut !
à bon escient loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec à-propos)wisely, astutely, intelligently advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il parle peu mais toujours à bon escient.
à bord loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (boat, ship, plane)on board, aboard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (ship)shipboard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (ship)on shipboard advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Welcome aboard (or: on board)!
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Their meeting was a shipboard encounter.
à bord de [qch] loc prép (dans : un bateau, un avion)on board [sth], aboard [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
à bout de course loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très fatigué, exténué)exhausted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  worn out, tired out adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Il est à bout de course : il souffre de surmenage.
à bout de forces loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (complètement épuisé)completely exhausted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  completely out of energy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il a franchi la ligne d'arrivée à bout de forces.
à bout de souffle loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très essouflé)breathless adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  out of breath exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)out of puff exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bout de souffle loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (qui n'a plus d'énergie) (figurative)running out of steam, running on empty exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (figurative)on its last legs exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (figurative)lifeless, dead adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
à bout portant loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (de très près)at point blank range loc adv
à bras ouverts loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (chaleureusement)with open arms exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à bras raccourcis loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec violence)violently, ferociously
  with fists flying
à bras-le-corps loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec fougue)hold of adv + prep
 Jules saisit sa fiancée à bras-le-corps et l'embrasse.
 Jules caught hold of his fiancée and kissed her.
à bras-le-corps loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (avec détermination)determinedly, uncompromisingly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (figurative)head on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Odile a choisi d'étudier le problème à bras-le-corps.
à bref délai loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (rapidement, sous peu)shortly, very soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (informal)in a jiffy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Vous recevrez un courrier à bref délai.
à brève échéance loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sous peu)shortly, very soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in no time at all exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)in a jiffy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Avec leur talent, on leur promet le succès à brève échéance.
à bride abattue loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très rapidement)at full speed, at maximum speed advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (informal)at full pelt advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Sous le coup de l'émotion, ils se sont parlé à bride abattue.
à brûle-pourpoint loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (brusquement, en face) (unexpected)out of the blue, out of nowhere exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (abrupt)point blank advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 On lui a annoncé son licenciement à brûle-pourpoint.
 He was told point blank that he was out of a job.
à but lucratif loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (qui vise le profit)for-profit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Les associations caritatives ne sont pas à but lucratif. Tout commerce est à but lucratif.
à but non lucratif loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (non commercial) (organization)nonprofit, non-profit, not-for-profit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (UK)non-profit-making adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Les associations de type loi 1901 sont à but non lucratif.
à califourchon sur [qch] loc adv + prép (à cheval sur [qch])astride, straddling
 La gymnaste se tenait à califourchon sur la poutre avant de se lever.
a capella,
a cappella
loc adj inv
(musique : sans accompagnement)a cappella adv, adj
  unaccompanied adv, adj
 Toute la journée, chez elle, Monique chante à capella.
a cappella loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sans instrument)a cappella advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  unaccompanied advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Vas-y, chante-nous quelque chose a cappella.
a cappella adj invadjectif invariable: Adjectif invariable : adjectif qui a la même forme au singulier et au pluriel, au masculin et au féminin. Ex : "canon" : un garçon canon, une fille canon, des garçons canon, des filles canon. (chorale : non accompagnée)a cappella adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  unaccompanied adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
à capuche loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (muni d'une capuche)hooded adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  with a hood exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à carreaux loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (à motif quadrillé)checked, plaid adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Sur la nappe de la cuisine, nous avons mis une nappe à carreaux.
à cause de [qch/qqn] loc prép (en raison de, car malheureusement)because of [sth/sb] conj + prep
  due to [sth] adj + prep
 La voiture a dérapé à cause du verglas. J'ai dû rentrer tôt à cause de mon petit frère.
à cause de ça (pour cette raison)because of that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (more formal)because of this, due to this exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (more formal)for this reason exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il a plu à torrents et à cause de ça, nous n'avons pas pu faire notre pique-nique.
à ce compte-là expr familier (si c'est comme ça)in that case exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À ce compte-là, je préfère m'en aller.
à ce jour loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (jusqu'à aujourd'hui)to date, as of today's date, thus far
  not ... yet
  (less formal)so far
  (literary)to this day
 We have not yet received payment of our invoice dated 3 February.
à ce moment loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à cet instant) (present)now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (present)at the moment, at this moment, at this moment in time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (present)currently, presently advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (past)at that moment exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à ce moment-là loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à cet instant précis) (past)at that moment, at that time, then loc adv
  (future)at that time, at that point, by that point loc adv
à ce point loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (tant que ça)to that degree, to that extent exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Je ne savais pas qu'ils se connaissaient à ce point.
à ce propos loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (concernant ce sujet)in this respect, on this subject, on this point exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à ce qu'il me semble expr (selon moi)it would seem to me
à ce qu'il paraît expr (d'après la rumeur)it would appear
à ce qu'il prétend expr (selon lui)according to him, according to his version of events exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À ce qu'il prétend, il n'était pas au courant.
à ce que je sache expr (à ma connaissance)as far as I know exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to the best of my knowledge exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À ce que je sache, il travaille toujours à Londres.
à ce que je sais loc (d'après mes informations)as far as I know exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to the best of my knowledge exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À ce que je sais, l'homme est parti par le train de 18h.
 As far as I know, the man left on the 6 pm train.
à ce que je vois expr (visiblement)as far as I can see, as far as I can tell exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  from what I can see exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it looks to me like, it looks to me as if exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À ce que je vois, tu ne fais pas grand chose.
 As far as I can see, you're not doing much.
 It doesn't look to me like you're doing much.
à ce que l'on dit loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse"it is said that, reputedly
à ce régime loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (de cette façon-là)at this rate exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À ce régime, elle va gravir tous les échelons en un rien de temps.
à ce rythme at that rate
à ce stade loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à cette étape-là)at this stage exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à ce titre loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en tant que)in this capacity, as such, in this respect exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à ceci près que loc conjlocution conjonction: groupe de mots qui servent de conjonction. Ex : "parce que", "depuis que" (oui mais)with the exception that, except that
à cela près que loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sauf que)except, except that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  apart from the fact, apart from the fact that, but for the fact, but for the fact that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  although, but conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  having said that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ce n'est pas faux, à cela près qu'elle a omis de préciser certaines choses.
à certains égards loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (sous certains angles)in a way, in some respects exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À certains égards, il n'a pas tout à fait tort.
à cet effet loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (pour cela, dans ce but)to this end, for this purpose
à cet égard loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en prenant cela en compte)regarding this, regarding that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with regard to this, with regard to that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in this regard, in that regard exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à cet instant at that instant
à cet instant at this instant
à cette époque loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse"at that time, at this time, in those days
à cette époque de l'année loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse"at that time of year, at this time of year
à cette fin to that purpose
à cette fin to that end
à cette fin to this end
à cette occasion for this occasion
à chaque fois every time, each time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à chaque fois que loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (toutes les fois que)whenever advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  every time (that) advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  each time (that) advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 À chaque fois qu'ils viennent, c'est la même histoire !
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Whenever I do the cooking, everyone laughs.
 Every time they come, it's the same old thing.
à chaque instant loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (tout le temps)all the time, every second exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  constantly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Ils sont fusionnels : ils ont besoin l'un de l'autre à chaque instant.
à chaque jour suffit sa peine  (sufficient unto the day is the evil there-of)sufficient unto
À charge de revanche ! expr (en attente de la pareille) (informal)I owe you one exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK)I hope I can return the favour someday exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)I hope I can return the favor someday exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Merci pour ton aide. À charge de revanche !
 Thank you for your help. I owe you one!
à charge positive loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football"positively charged
à chargement frontal loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (qui se charge par l'avant)front-loading adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Ce lave-linge à chargement frontal, avec hublot est plus pratique.
à charnière loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (muni d'une charnière)hinged adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  with hinges exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à chaud loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à haute température)while it is hot exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  hot adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
à chaud loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (sous le coup de l'émotion) (figurative)in the heat of the moment exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  unthinkingly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  without thinking exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  instinctively, spontaneously advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
à chenilles loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (muni de chenilles) (vehicle)tracked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
à cheval loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en utilisant un cheval)on horseback exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le chevalier est allé à cheval au château de la princesse.
à cheval loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : "ballon de football, des ballons de football" (en utilisant un cheval)on horseback exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  horse n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
  (US)horseback n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
 Dimanche, nous avons fait une balade à cheval en forêt.
 On Sunday we went for a horse ride in the forest.
 On Sunday we went horseback riding in the forest.
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