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au cas où [qch/qqn] ferait [qch] loc conjlocution conjonction: groupe de mots qui servent de conjonction. Ex : "parce que", "depuis que" familier (si [qch] advenait)in case [sth/sb] does [sth] conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  in the event of [sb/sth] doing [sth] conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Prends un parapluie au cas où il pleuvrait.
 Take an umbrella in case it rains.
au cas par cas loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (de façon individualisée)on a case-by-case basis exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au centre loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (au milieu)in the middle exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK)in the centre exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)in the center exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les enfants faisaient une ronde avec les animateurs au centre.
au centre de [qch] loc adv + prép (au milieu de) (UK)at the centre of [sth], in the centre of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)at the center of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les églises se trouvent souvent au centre de la ville.
au centre de [qch] loc adv + prép figuré (impliqué dans [qch](UK, figurative)at the centre of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US, figurative)at the center of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ce sénateur est au centre de ce scandale.
au centuple loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (cent fois plus)a hundredfold, one hundredfold advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au chant du coq loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (au lever du jour)at the crack of dawn exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at cockcrow exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les enfants étaient debout au chant du coq ce matin.
au chaud loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (couvert, isolé) (food)warm
  (person)in the warm
au choix loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à la convenance de [qqn], selon les goûts)choice nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Je vous propose un fromage ou un dessert, au choix.
 I can offer you a choice of dessert or cheese.
au civil (Droit) (Law)in the civil courts, through the civil courts exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il a attaqué son voisin au civil.
au clair de lune loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sous les étoiles)by moonlight, in the moonlight, by the light of the moon exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  moonlight n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
 Ce soir, je vous propose une promenade au clair de lune.
 I'd like to take you for a moonlight walk tonight.
au cœur de loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à l'intérieur de [qch])at the heart of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au cœur de [saison] loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (au milieu d'une saison)in the middle of [season] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (winter)in the depths of [winter] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (summer)at the height of [summer] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au coin loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (puni) (punishment, figurative)on the naughty step exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 L'enfant turbulent a été mis au coin.
 The difficult child was put on the naughty step.
au coin de loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (près de)by the side of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (fire)by the fireside exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Paul aime bien faire ses mots croisés au coin du feu.
 Paul enjoys doing crosswords by the fireside.
au coin de la rue loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (croisements de rue)on the street corner exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the corner of the street/road exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  on the corner exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a une boulangerie au coin de la rue.
au coin de la rue loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (n'importe où) (figurative)on every street corner exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 On ne trouve pas ce genre de spécialiste au coin de la rue.
 You won't find that kind of specialist on every street corner.
au coin du feu loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (près de la cheminée)by the fireside exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (several people)around the fire exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Mon grand-père faisait toujours ses mots croisés au coin du feu.
 My grandfather always did his crosswords by the fireside
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. It was a cold evening, so the family sat around the fire after dinner.
au commencement loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (au début)at the start, at the beginning, in the beginning exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the outset exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to start with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au complet loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec tout le monde)all present pron + adv
  (where you are)all here pron + adv
  (somewhere else)all there pron + adv
 Maintenant que nous sommes au complet, nous pouvons commencer.
au comptant loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (entièrement)outright advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in full advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au compte-gouttes loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (l'un après l'autre, petit à petit)bit by bit, little by little exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)in dribs and drabs exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les informations ont été dévoilées au compte-gouttes.
au contact de [qqn] loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en fréquentant) (ongoing)through contact with
  (once)upon contact with
au contraire loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à l'inverse)on the contrary exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  quite the reverse, quite the opposite exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Si ça me gêne ? Au contraire, je serais ravi de te rendre service !
 Do I mind? On the contrary, I would be delighted to help you!
au coucher du soleil loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (lorsque le soleil se couche)at sunset advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at sundown advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Cet arbuste libère ses fragrances au coucher du soleil.
au coucher du soleil loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (en fin de journée)as the day draws to a close exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the end of the day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Retrouvons-nous au coucher du soleil sur la grand-place.
au coup par coup loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (de façon ponctuelle)one by one, on an ad hoc basis, on a case by case basis exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au cours de [qch] loc adv + prép (durant, pendant)during preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  over preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  in the course of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au cours de l'année, nous aborderons la notion de progrès social.
au crépuscule loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à la tomber du jour)at dusk, at twilight exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au crépuscule loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (à la fin) (figurative)in the twilight of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. He is an old man and in the twilight of his life.
au creux de l'oreille loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (discrètement)in [sb]'s ear exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au curry 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" (mariné aux épices)curried adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  spicy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  curry nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 J'adore le poulet au curry.
 I love chicken curry.
au débotté loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à l'improviste)without warning advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  unexpectedly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il y a toujours des amis qui passent au débotté chez Xavier.
au débotté loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" vieilli (quand on enlève ses bottes)as [sb] is taking his/her/their boots off, as [sb] is taking his/her/their shoes off exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ce chien venait toujours au débotté de son maître.
au débotté loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" vieilli (quand arrivé chez soi)as soon as I get home, as soon as I get in exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)upon arrival advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Je t'appellerai au débotté.
au début loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (initialement)at the beginning, at first, at the start advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  to begin with exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au début, ce n'était qu'un loisir mais maintenant, il fait de la compétition.
au début de [qch] loc prép (au commencement de)at the beginning of [sth], at the start of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the outset of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in the early days of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au début de leur relation, ils s'entendaient merveilleusement bien, puis les choses se sont gâtées.
au décuple loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (dix fois plus)tenfold, by ten advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Les ventes vont grimper au décuple à la rentrée.
au demeurant loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (par ailleurs, du reste)when all is said and done exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)when it comes down to it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  for that matter
  as it happens, as it so happens
au départ loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" familier (initialement)at first, to begin with advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  leaving v
  at departure
 TGV N° 213 now leaving platform 4.
au dernier moment loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (finalement, juste avant une limite)at the last moment, at the last minute advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Ils ont annulé au dernier moment, nous étions très déçus.
au désavantage de [qqn] loc adv + prép (au détriment de [qqn], défavorablement)to [sb]'s disadvantage, to the disadvantage of [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to [sb]'s detriment, to the detriment of [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
être au désespoir loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être désespéré)in despair, in desperation advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  despairing adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  desperate adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
au désespoir de [qqn] loc prép (pour le malheur de)to [sb]'s utter despair exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au détail loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (par partie)retail
au détour de [qch] loc prép (en passant par) (conversation)in the course of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (written matter)leafing through, reading through exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 J'ai découvert ce magasin au détour d'une virée dans la ville d'à côté. Un magnifique panorama s'ouvre au détour de ce chemin.
au détriment de [qqn/qch] loc prép (pour le désavantage de)to the detriment of [sth/sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at the cost of [sb/sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Stéphane a favorisé sa sœur au détriment de son frère.
 Steve favoured his sister to the detriment of his brother.
au diable [qch] interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (peu importe [qch])To hell with [sth]! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Au diable le qu'en-dira-t-on !
 To hell with what people will say!
au doigt mouillé by rule of thumb exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  by the seat of one's pants exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au fait interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (à propos)by the way, incidentally interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  now I think of it, that reminds me interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  actually interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Qu'il fait beau ! C'est un temps idéal pour se baigner. Au fait, est-ce que tu vas à la piscine vendredi ?
au fait 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" (au courant)by the way, incidentally advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au feeling loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (pseudo) anglicisme (avec instinct)instinctively, by instinct, by feel advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 J'ai répondu au feeling et j'ai vu juste.
au féminin loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en version féminine) (grammar)in the feminine, in the feminine form exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  female, feminine adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 L'adjectif « européen » au masculin devient « européenne » au féminin. Wonderwoman est une sorte de Superman, au féminin.
 The French masculine adjective "européen" becomes "européenne" in the feminine.
 Wonder Woman is a sort of female Superman.
Au feu ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (signalement d'incendie)Fire! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 "Au feu !" hurlèrent les personnes prisonnières de l'immeuble en flammes.
au fil de loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (tout le long de [qch])in the course of, over
 L'expérience s'acquiert au fil des jours.
au fil de l'eau loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à la dérive, en suivant le courant)with the flow, with the current exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le petit garçon laissa son bateau partir au fil de l'eau.
au fil de l'eau loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sur un cours d'eau et sans barrage)along the waterside exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (river)along the riverside exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Sur les rivières à fort débit, on peut installer une centrale au fil de l'eau. Les moulins à aube étaient les premières installations au fil de l'eau.
au fil de l'eau loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (au fur et à mesure, en temps réel)as [sth] arises exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)as and when exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les réclamations sont traitées au fil de l'eau, sans priorité. Ce logiciel bénéficie de mises à jour au fil de l'eau.
au fil des années loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (le temps passant, avec le temps)over the years exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Leur relation s'est consolidée au fil des années.
au fil des jours loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec le temps)day after day, day by day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le soleil s'est installé au fil des jours.
au fil du temps loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (le temps passant)over time, in the course of time, over the course of time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au fil du temps, nous découvrons notre nouvelle région.
au fin fond de [qch] loc prép (dans un endroit très reculé de [qch])in the darkest depths of [sth], in the depths of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (with country or area name)in deepest [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au détour d'une conversation, j'ai appris qu'il se marierait en juillet au fin fond de l'Aveyron.
au final in the end advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au flan loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" familier (au hasard)at random, randomly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il a choisi ce modèle complètement au flan.
au fond interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (en fait) (emotions)at heart, deep down
  (directions)at the end
  (abstract idea)at bottom
  fundamentally, essentially advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Au fond, cette ville est bien agréable.
au fond de loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à l'intérieur de) (emotions)deep down within
  (directions)at the end of
au fond de moi loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (profondément)deep down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  deep down inside, deep down inside myself exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au fond de moi loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (réellement)deep down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  deep down inside, deep down inside myself exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au forceps loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (péniblement)painfully, arduously advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Le gouvernement fit passer cette loi au forceps.
au forceps loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (en force)forcefully advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au format électronique 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" (numérique)in electronic format exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  electronic adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
au format électronique loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (numériquement)in electronic format exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  electronically advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au frais loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (au froid) (food, drink)chilled adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  cool adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  in the cool, in a cool place exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Garde cette bouteille au frais.
au fur et à mesure loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (petit à petit, progressivement)gradually advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  as we go along exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  bit by bit exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La technique, ça s'apprend au fur et à mesure.
 Give me the information as we go along.
au fur et à mesure de [qch] loc adv + prép (progressivement par rapport à [qch])in the course of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  as [sth] progresses exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au fur et à mesure du procès, l'accusé change sa version des faits.
au fur et à mesure que loc conjlocution conjonction: groupe de mots qui servent de conjonction. Ex : "parce que", "depuis que" (plus [qch] est fait)as conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Au fur et à mesure que tu m'expliques, je comprends de mieux en mieux.
au galop loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (très vite, en courant)at full tilt, speedily, hastily advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Les voleurs se sont enfuis au galop.
au garde-à-vous loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en position reglementaire)at attention, to attention advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Le planton se tient au garde-à-vous.
au goût du jour loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (à la mode)in the style of the day, up-to-date
au grand air in the open air, in the fresh air
au grand cœur 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" (gentil, généreux)big-hearted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
au grand complet loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (totalement réuni)all together, all united, out in force exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La famille était là au grand complet.
au grand dam de to the great displeasure of
au grand jour loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (publiquement)in broad daylight, in plain sight
au gratin loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (cuit au four avec du fromage dessus) (Cookery, Gallicism)au gratin advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (Cookery)with a cheese topping exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Si tu as du fromage râpé, on peut en ajouter sur les nouilles pour les faire au gratin.
au gré de [qqn/qch] loc prép (selon la volonté de [qqn](permission, granting of [sth])at [sb]'s discretion, at the discretion of [sb], to [sb]'s discretion, to the discretion of [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (desire)according to [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Les permissions des appelés sont soumises au gré de l'adjudant de discipline. En vacances, j'aime me promener au gré de mes envies.
 Leave for conscripts is subject to the discretion of the disciplinary officer.
 When I'm on holiday, I like walking according to my whims.
au gré de sa fantaisie loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (selon ses envies)to suit your whims and fancies exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Cet artiste vit de son art et au gré de sa fantaisie.
au hasard loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sans critère de choix)at random advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  randomly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Le candidat a choisi la troisième réponse au hasard. Luc a choisi son lieu de vacances au hasard.
 The candidate picked the third answer at random.
 Luke chose his holiday destination randomly.
au jour d'aujourd'hui expr (de nos jours)as of today exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  at this point in time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
au jour le jour loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (sans anticiper)from day to day exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  one day at a time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  from hand to mouth exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 On verra ça au jour le jour.
au jugé,
au juger
loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse"
(au premier abord, par estimation)by guesswork advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Au jugé, l'expert y reconnut un Van Gogh, mais recommanda un examen plus poussé de la toile.
au juste loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (vraiment, précisément)precisely, exactly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire au juste ?
au large loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en pleine mer)offshore adv, adj
  out at sea exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Au large, les pêcheurs lanceront leurs filets.
au large loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (bien loin)faraway adj, adv
  in the distance exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Emmène donc le chien au large.
au large de [qch] loc prép (éloigné de)off the coast of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 L'Île de Wight est une petite île au large de Portsmouth.
 The Isle of Wight is a small island off the coast of Portsmouth.
au lendemain de loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (le jour suivant)in the wake of, in the aftermath of, in the days after
au levain 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" (fait avec du levain)sourdough adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
au lever de rideau loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (quand le spectacle commence)when the curtain rises, when the curtain goes up exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le public se tut au lever de rideau.
au lever du jour loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (quand le soleil se lève)at dawn, at daybreak, at sunrise, at the break of day advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (mainly US)at sunup advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
au lever du jour loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" figuré (en début de journée) (figurative)at dawn, at the crack of dawn exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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