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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2017:

Principales traductions
FrançaisAnglais
y nm invnom masculin invariable: nom masculin qui a la même forme au pluriel. Ex : "un ?porte-clés, des porte-clés" (lettre de l'alphabet) (letter)y, Y nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Le mot "yo-yo" s'écrit avec deux y.
 The word "yo-yo" is spelled with two y's.
y advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (dans cet endroit-là) (where you are)here advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (elsewhere)there advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: It is not always necessary to state "here" or "there" in English, if it is already implied.
 Je te défends d'y aller. J'y suis, j'y reste.
 I'm here and I'm staying (here).
 I forbid you to go (there).
y pronpronom: remplace un nom : Ex : "Il a pris le gâteau et l'a mangé." "Je vous ai vu hier au supermarché." (dans un domaine)at + [noun] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (figurative)around + [noun] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Martin s'y connaît bien en informatique.
 Martin is good at IT.
 Martin knows his way around IT.
y pronpronom: remplace un nom : Ex : "Il a pris le gâteau et l'a mangé." "Je vous ai vu hier au supermarché." familier[qch])about it, on it prep + pron
  (controversial use in French)about him, about her prep + pron
 Aller en Espagne pour les vacances : d'accord, j'y réfléchirai.
 Going to Spain for the holidays? OK, I'll think about it.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. He thinks about her all the time.
y pron COI populaire, incorrect[qqn], lui)to him/her prep + pron
 Si je vois Daniel, il faut que j'pense à y redonner sa brouette.
 If I see Daniel, I should think about giving his wheelbarrow back to him.
y pron sujet populaire, incorrect ([qqn], il)he pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
Note: In the first sentence, the pronoun is likely to be omitted in English: My lad doesn't want to eat.
 Mon gamin, y veut pas manger ! Et ton mari, y va bien ?
 My lad, he doesn't want to eat! What about your husband? Is he well?
y pron COD populaire, incorrect (le)it
 Rentrer le bois, faudrait y faire avant la pluie.
 Bring the wood in; you need to do it before it rains.
 
Traductions supplémentaires
FrançaisAnglais
y 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". (chromosome)Y-chromosome nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Y est le chromosome sexuel présent chez l'homme.
 The Y-chromosome is the sex chromosome found in men.
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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2017:

Formes composées
y | Y
FrançaisAnglais
à bien y réfléchir expr (après une réflexion approfondie)upon consideration, on thinking about it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  on second thought exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Allez-y ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (en avant)Go! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  Go on! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Florent a donné le départ de la course en criant : « Allez-y ! ».
Allez-y ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (Faites comme bon vous semble !) (informal)Go ahead! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (informal)Be my guest! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (colloquial)Go for it! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (colloquial)Knock yourself out! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Si vous voulez prendre ce projet en main, allez-y !
Allons-y ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (Commençons !)Let's do it! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  Let's go then! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
avoir un goût de revenez-y loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" familier (donner envie d'être remangé) (informal)be moreish vi + adj
  leave you wanting more v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
bien s'y prendre loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (faire correctement)do [sth] well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be not bad at [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Il s'y prend bien pour un débutant !
 He's not bad at that for a beginner!
bien y compter loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (espérer fortement [qch])very much hope so v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Vous serez invités à ce mariage ? Nous y comptons bien.
C'est à n'y rien comprendre ! expr (situation incompréhensible)It makes no sense! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)What gives? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial, figurative)I can't make head nor tail of this! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
C'est à y perde son latin. expr (situation incompréhensible)can't make head or tail of it
ça y est Got it!
  We're there!
ça y est expr (nous y voilà)that's it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)made it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  we've made it, we're here exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Nous sommes au somment, ça y est !
chromosome Y 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". (chromosome sexuel) (genetics)Y chromosome nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
comme on pouvait s'y attendre vas expected
comme on pouvait s'y attendre expr (comme prévu)as expected exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
comme si vous y étiez expr (tel qu'ailleurs)as though you were there exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Avec le home cinéma, vous assistez au concert comme si vous y étiez.
Comme vous y allez ! If you say so! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
comment y aller how you get there, how to get there
dis-y familier (dis-lui)tell him/her v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
honni soit qui mal y pense expr (devise de la royauté britannique)shamed be he who thinks ill of it
Note: Devise de l'Ordre de la Jarretière.
il doit y avoir there must be
il fallait y penser expr (c'était astucieux)clever thinking
  we should have thought about that
il faut pas trop y compter,
faut pas trop y compter
expr
(sûrement pas !)you shouldn't count on it too much, you shouldn't get your hopes up too much exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il faut que j'y aille expr (je dois partir)I have to go exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  I've got to go exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)I must be off exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il faut y aller expr (il est l'heure de faire [qch])it's time to go exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il n'y a pas à dire expr (il faut l'admettre)there's no doubt about it
  what can you say, you have to admit it
il n'y a pas âme qui vive expr (c'est désert)there's not a living soul exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu expr (les rumeurs sont vraies)there's no smoke without fire exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu, cet homme politique est probablement corrompu.
il n'y a pas de lézard,
y'a pas de lézard
familier (il n'y a pas de problème) (informal)no problem interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (mainly AU, informal)no worries interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (UK, informal)no probs interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
Il n'y a pas de mal ! expr (ce n'est pas grave)There's no harm done!
il n'y a pas de mal à se faire du bien expr (il ne faut pas culpabiliser)a little of what you fancy does you good
il n'y a pas de quoi expr (de rien)don't mention it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  that's quite all right exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Je vous en prie, il n'y a pas de quoi, c'était avec plaisir.
il n'y a pas de quoi + [infinitif] expr (ça ne sert à rien de)there's nothing to + [verb] about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there's no reason to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a du monde, il faut faire la queue mais il n'y a pas de quoi s'énerver.
 There are a lot of people and we have to queue, but there's nothing to get worked up about.
il n'y a pas de quoi fouetter un chat expr (ce n'est pas si grave)there's nothing to get worked up about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK, colloquial)there's no need to get your knickers in a twist exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 C'est gênant, mais il n'y a pas de quoi fouetter un chat.
il n'y a pas de rose sans épines expr (chaque avantage a ses inconvénients) (figurative)every rose has its thorn exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Aussi belle soit-elle, elle a aussi des défauts, il n'y a pas de rose sans épines !
il n'y a pas de souci expr familier (il n'y a pas de problème)no problem exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (mainly AU, informal)no worries exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il n'y a pas de souci, ce sera réparé dans l’après-midi.
il n'y a pas le feu au lac,
il n'y a pas le feu
expr
familier (pas besoin de se presser)Where's the fire? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What's the rush? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il n'y a pas lieu de expr (il est inutile de)there is no need to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ecoute, il n'y a pas lieu de s'inquiéter pour l'examen de Pierre, il a bien travaillé toute l'année.
il n'y a pas longtemps que expr (il y a peu)not long ago exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it wasn't long ago that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il n'y a pas longtemps que je suis allée à Paris et j'ai acheté les produits qui me manquaient.
il n'y a pas mort d'homme expr (ce n'est pas si grave)no one died, it's not like anyone died exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's not the end of the world exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ne t'énerve pas pour cela, il n'y a pas mort d'homme.
il n'y a pas péril en la demeure expr (il n' y a rien de grave) (figurative, informal)where's the fire? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)what's the rush? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Dépêchons-nous, dépêchons- nous, il n'y a pas péril en la demeure, ton train est à 18h et il est midi !
Il n'y a pas trente-six solutions !,
Y a pas trente-six solutions !
expr
figuré (Il n' y a qu'un moyen)there's only one thing to do exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Si tu veux acheter cette voiture, il n'y a pas 36 solutions.
il n'y a plus de saisons expr (tout est bouleversé)seasons don't count for anything anymore exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 On trouve tout fruit et légume, tout le temps, il n'y a plus de saisons.
il n'y a que ça de vrai expr (c'est ça qui est intéressant)that's what really matters exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il n'y a que ça de vrai expr (c'est le meilleur)there's nothing quite like it exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il n'y a que demi-mal expr (c'est moins grave que prévu)there is not too much harm done exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there is some damage, but it's not too bad exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it could be worse exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La tempête a cassé la vitre mais la porte a résisté, il n'y a que demi-mal.
Il n'y a que le premier pas qui coûte expr (il faut oser)the first step is always the hardest exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Je vais en parler au directeur. Il n'y a que le premier pas qui coûte.
Il n'y a que les imbéciles qui ne changent pas d'avis expr (justifie un revirement)A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il n'y a rien à faire expr (on ne peut rien y changer)there is nothing to be done exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  nothing can be done exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il n'y a rien à faire, cette voiture est irréparable.
 There is nothing to be done as this car is beyond repair.
il n'y en a pas un pour rattraper l'autre expr (ils sont tous mauvais)you are as bad as each other exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  you are each as bad as the other exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ton frère dessine sur la table et toi, au lieu de l'en empêcher, tu fais pareil sur le mur ? Incroyable ! Il n'y en a pas un pour rattraper l'autre !
il sait y faire loc familier (il maîtrise la chose)he knows what he's doing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ne t'inquiète pas pour cela, demande à Pierre, il sait y faire.
il va y avoir du sport expr (la situation va se compliquer) (colloquial, figurative)there'll be fun and games
il y a loc v impers (il se trouve)there is + [singular] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there are + [plural] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a de la poussière sur le meuble. Il y a vingt élèves dans ma classe.
 There is dust on this piece of furniture.
 There are twenty pupils in my class.
il y a loc v impers (temps : cela fait)ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 J'ai vu ce film il y a cinq ans.
 I saw this film five years ago.
il y a ... que loc v impers (temps : cela fait)ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  since preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Il y a trois mois que nous nous sommes vus.
 We saw each other three months ago.
 It's three months since we last saw each other.
il y a 2 ans two years ago
il y a anguille sous roche expr (cela cache quelque chose)there's something fishy going on exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il y a belle lurette ages ago npl + adv
il y a belle lurette que expr (il y a longtemps que)it has been ages since exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it was ages ago that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a belle lurette que je ne l'ai vu.
il y a bien longtemps expr (loin dans le passé)a very long time ago
il y a bien longtemps que expr (cela fait longtemps que)it was a very long time ago that
  it has been a very long time since
il y a de ça 2 ans two years ago npl + adv
 I went down to the south to see my great-aunt two years ago.
il y a de l'ambiance ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (c'est animé !)it's fun, it's lively exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there's a great atmosphere! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 C'est une soirée très réussie, il y a de l'ambiance !
Il y a de l'eau dans le gaz there's trouble brewing
  things are not running too smoothly
il y a de la friture sur la ligne expr (la communication est mauvaise)there is static on the line, there is interference on the line
il y a de la place there is space, there is room
il y a de quoi expr (c'est justifié)rightly so, with good reason, there is good reason to
il y a de quoi être fier expr (C'est valorisant)that is something to be proud of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Son fils vient de terminer ses examens professionnels avec succès, il y a de quoi être fier.
il y a de quoi faire there's plenty to do, there's a lot to do
 Tu veux faire le ménage chez la mère Martin. Tu vas t'amuser parce qu'il y a de quoi faire !
il y a des claques qui se perdent !,
il y a des baffes qui se perdent !
expr
(Certains nécessiteraient une correction) (colloquial)someone needs a slap! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ce gamin est vraiment horrible ! Il y a des claques qui se perdent !
il y a des hauts et des bas there are highs and lows
il y a des jours avec et des jours sans some days are better than others
il y a des jours comme ça there are days like that
il y a des limites there are limits exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I really want to be nice, but there are limits!
il y a des moments où expr (parfois)there are times when, there are moments when
il y a du brouillard expr (le temps est brumeux) (weather)it is foggy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Nous ne pourrons pas sortir en mer ce matin, il y a du brouillard.
il y a du monde expr (c'est très fréquenté)there are a lot of people exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is crowded exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is busy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Avec ce beau temps il y a du monde sur la plage.
il y a du monde au balcon expr figuré, familier (c'est un décolleté généreux) (informal)that's some cleavage exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Quand elle met cette robe, il y a du monde au balcon !
il y a du peuple expr familier (il y a beaucoup de monde)there are a lot of people exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is crowded exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it is busy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 C'est jour férié, il fait beau, il y a du peuple dans les rues.
il y a du soleil expr (il fait beau)it is sunny
 Il y a du soleil. Allons à la plage.
il y a du vent expr (cela vente)it is windy
 Il y a du vent. Sors donc les cerfs-volants.
il y a du vrai dans expr (tout n'est pas faux)there is some truth in [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a du vrai dans ce que dit le surveillant, la bagarre n'est pas venue d'un seul élève !
il y a erreur expr (c'est une méprise)there's a mistake
il y a eu there has been + [singular], there have been + [plural]
  there was + [singular], there were + [plural]
il y a eu non-lieu expr (ça a été classé sans suite)the case was dismissed exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La juridiction d'instruction déclare un non-lieu en faveur de Monsieur Dupont
il y a fausse donne expr familier (les cartes sont mal distribuées) (cards)there is some misdealing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there is a misdeal exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Parfois quand les cartes sont distribuées, il y a fausse donne.
il y a fort à parier que,
il y a gros à parier que
expr
(très probablement) (informal)odds on, odds on that, it's odds on, it's odds on that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it's a safe bet, it's a safe bet that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)you can bet, you can bet that, you can bet your bottom dollar, you can bet your bottom dollar that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il y a gros à parier que expr (très probablement)it is a safe bet that
  chances are
il y a intérêt à ... expr (il vaut mieux)it would be a good idea to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it would be best to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 La blessure est grave, il y a intérêt à appeler d'urgence un médecin.
il y a longtemps a long time ago, long ago exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il y a longtemps que loc v impers (indique le temps écoulé)it was a long time ago that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  it has been a long time since exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  for ages exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a longtemps que nous n'habitons plus Paris.
 It was a long time ago that we lived in Paris.
 It's been a long time since we lived in Paris.
 We haven't lived in Paris for ages.
il y a maldonne expr (mauvaise distribution) (cards)there is some misdealing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there is a misdeal exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Parfois quand nous distribuons les cartes à jouer il y a maldonne.
il y a mauvaise donne expr (les cartes sont mal distribuées) (cards)there is some misdealing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there is a misdeal exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Parfois dans la distribution des cartes, il y a mauvaise donne.
il y a peu expr (peu auparavant, récemment)a short time ago
  not long ago
 Il y a peu, tu aurais eu de la neige.
il y a prescription expr (ce n'est plus passible de sanction)let bygones be bygones, it's time to move on exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il y a quelque chose qui cloche chez lui expr (il a quelque chose de bizarre)there is something not quite right about him exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
il y a quelque chose qui m'échappe I think I'm missing something
  there's something I don't get
il y a quelques années expr (quelques années avant)a few years ago
  some years ago
il y a une éternité que expr (il y a très longtemps) (figurative)it has been forever since exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (figurative)it has been an eternity since exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a une éternité que je n'ai vu la mer, j'aimerais bien y retourner.
il y avait there was + [singular]
  there were + [plural]
il y avait longtemps que expr (cela remonte à loin)it was a long time ago that
  it has been a long time since
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