contretemps

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 /kɔ̃tʀətɑ̃/

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

WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations/Principales traductions
contretemps 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". (imprévu)hitch, hold-up nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  setback nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  mishap nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Note: J'ai eu un contretemps : Something cropped up
 Excusez mon retard, j'ai eu un contretemps.
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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms/Formes composées
à contretemps loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (en retard)late advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  overdue advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  belatedly, tardily advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Ce rapport arrive à contretemps.
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