infinitif

 /ɛ̃finitif, iv/


Inflections of 'infinitif' (adj): f: infinitive, mpl: infinitifs, fpl: infinitives
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Principales traductions
FrançaisAnglais
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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Formes composées
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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 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), viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  appear to, seem to viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 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
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?
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."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. It is good form to keep your jacket on during an interview.
il a beau + [infinitif] expr (bien qu'il)he may very well, well might he
  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] expr (ce n'est convenable de)it is not acceptable to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is considered bad form to do [sth], it is considered poor form to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est étonnant de + [infinitif] expr (c'est surprenant de)it is surprising to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est important de + [infinitif] expr (ne pas oublier de)it is important to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est indispensable de + [infinitif] expr (il faut que)it is essential to + [infinitive], it is vital to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est intéressant de + [infinitif] exp (marque une curiosité)it is interesting to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est légitime de + [infinitif] expr (cela parait logique que)it is legitimate to + [infinitive], it is valid to + [infinitive], it is reasonable to + [infinitive exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est nécessaire de + [infinitif] expr (utilité de faire qqch)it is necessary to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)you need to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est normal de + [infinitif] expr (la logique est suivie)it is natural to + [infinitive], it is normal to [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  [noun] is natural, [noun] is normal exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est permis de + [infinitif] expr (il est autorisé de)[noun] is allowed, [noun] is permitted exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)it is permissible to + [infinitive], it is acceptable to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est possible de + [infinitif] expr (ce qui peut se faire)it is possible to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il est prématuré de + [infinitif] it is premature to + [infinitive]
il est rare de + [infinitif] expr (cela a peu de chance de se réaliser)it is rare to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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] expr (il serait bien de)it should, one should, one would need to, it would be necessary to
  (passive)should be
il faut + [infinitif] expr (c'est impératif de) (formal)it is necessary to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)you need to + [infinitive], you have to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il faut ranger cette chambre avant d'accueillir Papy et Mamie.
il importe de + [infinitif] it is important to
il me faut + [infinitif] expr soutenu (je dois)I need to [infinitive], I have to [infinitive]
il me tarde de + [infinitif] expr (j'ai hâte de)I can't wait to
il ne reste plus qu'à + [infinitif] expr (il faut encore)there's nothing for it but to + [infinitive] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 The car's out of petrol; there's nothing for it but to walk to the nearest petrol station.
il ne tient qu'à toi de + [infinitif ] expr (C'est à toi de voir)all you have to do is + [infinitive]
il reste à + [infinitif] exp (il n'y a plus qu'à) (passive)remains to be
il suffit de + [infinitif] expr (il n'y a qu’à)it is enough to, it is sufficient to, all it takes to
  you just have to
 Il suffit de traverser deux rues pour arriver au cinéma.
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] expr (demande polie)I would be grateful if you would do [sth]
je vous saurais gré de + [infinitif] I would appreciate it if you + [conditional], I would be grateful if you + [conditional] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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
n'avoir de cesse de + [infinitif] vconstantly do [sth], never stop doing [sth] v
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 us from + [gerund], there's nothing preventing us from + [gerund] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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