infinitif

 /ɛ̃finitif, iv/

Inflections of 'infinitif' (adj): f: infinitive, mpl: infinitifs, fpl: infinitives

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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
infinitif 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". (verbe non conjugué)infinitive nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 L'infinitif de "chantons" est "chanter".
infinitif 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) (dont le verbe n'est pas conjugué)infinitive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 "Mieux faire" est une proposition infinitive.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
à condition de + [infinitif] on condition that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  providing (that), provided (that)
afin de + [infinitif] in order to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
afin de ne pas + [infinitif] in order not to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
avoir beau + [infinitif] however + [verb] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  whatever + [verb]
  Well might + [verb]
 However hard I tried, I didn't succeed.
 Whatever you say, I still can't believe he did that.
 Well might he protest his innocence; the evidence of his guilt was plain to everyone.
avoir du mal à + [infinitif]   (colloquial)be hard put to, be hard pushed to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  have difficulty in doing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  find it difficult to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 I find it hard to make conversation with her.
avoir grand plaisir à + [infinitif] vbe very pleased to do [sth] v
  have great pleasure in doing [sth] v
avoir l'air de + [infinitif] look (like), v
  appear to, seem to v
 you look like you need a break
 you appear to think I'm crazy
avoir le mérite de + [infinitif] vhave the merit of being [sth] v
C'est dommage de + [infinitif] It is a pity to…
  It is a shame to…
ça ne vaut pas la peine de + [infinitif] it's not worth it
  it's not worth making the effort
ça ne vous ferait rien de + [infinitif] Would you mind + [gerund]
 Would you mind moving your car parked in front of my garage door?
Ça ressemble à quoi de + [infinitif] ? What's the point in + [gerund]
 What's the point in getting all worked up over it?
Ça rime à quoi de + [infinitif] ? what the point of this?, what's this mean?
craindre de + [infinitif] be afraid of, be scared of, fear v
de peur de + [infinitif] for fear of + [gerund]
 I kept quiet for fear of hurting her feelings.
et de + [infinitif] and as to
être de bon ton de + [infinitif] v  (behaviour)be good form to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be tasteful vi + adj
   (behaviour)be polite, be civil vi + adj
  set the right tone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  It is good form to keep your jacket on during an interview.Cette phrase n'est pas la traduction d'une phrase anglaise.
il a beau + [infinitif] he may very well, well he might
  no matter how, no matter what…
il est coutume de + [infinitif] it is customary to + [infinitive]
il est de coutume de + [infinitif] it is customary to + [infinitive]
il est de mauvais ton de + [infinitif] it is not acceptable to
il est de mon devoir de + [infinitif] it is my duty to + [infinitive]
il est étonnant de + [infinitif] it is surprising to
il est grand temps de + [infinitif] it is high time to
il est important de + [infinitif] it is important to
il est indispensable de + [infinitif] it is essential to
il est intéressant de + [infinitif] it is interesting to
il est légitime de + [infinitif] it is legitimate to + [infinitive], it is valid to + [infinitive], it is reasonable to + [infinitive
il est nécessaire de + [infinitif] it is necessary to
il est normal de + [infinitif] it is natural to, it is normal to
il est permis de + [infinitif] it is permitted to
  (gerund) allowed, (smoking) allowed
il est possible de + [infinitif] it is possible to
il est prématuré de + [infinitif] it is premature to + [infinitive]
il est rare de + [infinitif] it is rare to
il est temps de + [infinitif] it is time to
il fallait + [infinitif] it was necessary to, it had to, one had to
   (passive)should have been, was needed
il faudra + [infinitif] it will be necessary to, one will have to
   (passive)will need to be
il faudrait + [infinitif] it should, one should, one would need to, it would be necessary to
   (passive)should be
il faut + [infinitif] it is necessary to, one needs to, one has to
   (passive)need to be, must be, has to be
il importe de + [infinitif] it is important to
il me faut + [infinitif] I need to [infinitive], I have to [infinitive]
il me tarde de + [infinitif] I can't wait to
il ne reste plus qu'à + [infinitif] there's nothing (else) for it but to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La voiture est en panne d'essence : il ne reste plus qu'à marcher jusqu'à la prochaine station essence.
 The car's out of petrol; there's nothing (else) for it but to walk to the nearest petrol station.
il ne tient qu'à toi de + [infinitif ] all you have to do is + [infinitive]
il reste à + [infinitif]   (passive)remains to be
il suffit de + [infinitif] it is enough to, it is sufficient to, all it takes to
  you just have to
ils sont six à + [infinitif] there are six people who + [indicative]
 Ils sont six à postuler pour cet emploi.
je suis d'avis de + [infinitif] I think I might + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (formal)I am of a mind to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Je suis d'avis de faire demi-tour maintenant et de rentrer au camp avant la nuit.
 I think I might turn back now, so that I get back to camp before nightfall.
 I am of a mind to turn back now in order to regain the camp before nightfall.
je vous remercie de bien vouloir + [infinitif] I would be grateful if you would
je vous saurais gré de + [infinitif] I would appreciate it if you, I would be grateful if you
juger bon de + [infinitif] see fit to v
  find it appropriate to v
  wish to v
la tentation est grande de + [infinitif] there is a great temptation to + [infinitive]
le fait de + [infinitif] the fact of [+ gerund]
le temps est venu de + [infinitif] the time has come to
merci de + [infinitif] please + [infinitive]
mettre du temps à + [infinitif] take time doing [sth]
n'avoir de cesse de + [infinitif] vconstantly do [sth], never stop doing [sth] v
ne pas être près de + [infinitif] viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."not be about to do [sth] v
  be in no hurry to do [sth] v
 I'm not about to forget everything she said.
passer le plus clair de son temps à + [infinitif] vspend most of your time doing [sth] v
passer ses journées à + [infinitif] vspend your days doing [sth] v
Pourriez-vous avoir la gentillesse de + [infinitif] ? Would you be kind enough to + [infinitive]
rien ne nous empêche de + [infinitif] there's nothing stopping/preventing us from + [gerund]
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