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Principales traductions
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tout en + [substantif] loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (avec beaucoup de)with a great deal of + [noun], with a lot of + [noun] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with great + [noun] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  very + [adv] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il appliquait la peinture tout en finesse.
 He was applying the paint with a great deal of finesse.
tout en + [participe présent] loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" voir tout en noir (en même temps qu'en)while + [present participle] conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  at the same time as + [present participle] conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Il se reposait tout en lisant son journal.
 He was relaxing while reading his paper.
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Formes composées
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nier tout en bloc loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (nier en totalité)deny everything completely, deny everything entirely v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 L'accusé ne veut rien admettre, il nie tout en bloc.
tout en douceur loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très doucement)very gently, very softly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il brossait ses cheveux tout en douceur.
tout en finesse loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (précautionneusement)very delicately, very finely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  with great delicacy, with great finesse exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with a great deal of finesse exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il appliquait la peinture tout en finesse.
tout en hauteur loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très haut)very high, very tall advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Cet immeuble est bâti tout en hauteur.
tout en longueur loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très long)long and narrow, low and narrow exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Cet immeuble est bâti tout en longueur.
tout en nerfs loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très nerveux)a bag of nerves, a bundle of nerves nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  very highly strung adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Cette fille est tout en nerfs.
tout en nuances loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (très nuancé, varié)nuanced, sophisticated adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 La conclusion de ce rapport est tout en nuances.
tout en retenue loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (bien posément)with restraint advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Cet homme parle tout en retenue.
voir tout en noir loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être pessimiste)be negative, be pessimistic v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  see only doom and gloom v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be a doom and gloom merchant v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Pierre voyait tout en noir cette semaine-là.
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