gagne-pain

 /gaɲpɛ̃/

Inflections of 'gagne-pain' (n): pl: gagne-pain, or: gagne-pains

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gagne-pain 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". familier (travail)livelihood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  way of making a living exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Son violon est son seul gagne-pain.
 His violin is his sole livelihood.
gagne-pain 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". (soutien)  (informal)breadwinner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (informal, figurative)one who brings home the bacon exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  main earner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Angélique est le gagne-pain de la famille.
 Angelique is the family's breadwinner.
 Angelique is the one who brings home the bacon in that family.
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