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 a (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.
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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