ear translation | English-French dictionary




   [+person, animal]   oreille    f     
→ He whispered something in her ear.        
→ I'm having my ears pierced.        
the golden ring he wore in one ear      l'anneau en or qu'il portait à l'oreille  
to have an ear for music      avoir l'oreille musicale  
→ She had an ear for music, and could play 5 instruments.        
→ Moby certainly has a fine ear for a tune.        
to have an ear for languages      avoir de l'oreille pour les langues  
→ An ear for foreign languages is advantageous.        
up to one's ears in debt      endetté (e)   jusqu'au cou  
→ He was desperate. He was up to his ears in debt.        
to be up to one's ears in work      avoir du travail par-dessus la tête  
→ "Why don't you come with me?" -- "I can't. I'm up to my ears in reports."        
to play by ear        (without music)    jouer d'oreille  
to play it by ear        (fig)     (without planning ahead)    improviser le moment venu  
to be all ears      *   être tout oreilles, être tout ouïe  
to bend sb's ear      *   (=talk a lot)   rebattre les oreilles de qn *     
→ When she turned up I bent her ear for three-quarters of an hour        
→ I gave her some champagne and let her bend my ear about him for a while        
to box sb's ears      gifler qn  
to fall on deaf ears      (=be ignored)  
ne pas être entendu (e)     
to turn a deaf ear to sth      (=ignore)   faire la sourde oreille à qch  
to keep one's ear to the ground, to have one's ear to the ground      (=be on the lookout for information)   se tenir au courant  
→ I encouraged my agent to keep his ear to the ground        
→ no-one could doubt that he had his ear to the ground.        
to listen to sth/sb with only half an ear      n'écouter qch/qn que d'une oreille  
to lend an ear to sb      (=listen sympathetically)   prêter une oreille attentive à qn  
to go in one ear and out the other      entrer par une oreille et sortir par l'autre  
→ the content of most of these books is so banal, it goes in one ear and out the other        
out on one's ear      *   (=thrown out)   viré (e)     
   [+corn]   épi    m     

ear infection  
      n   otite    f     
→ she has had at least one ear infection every month        
ear, nose and throat department  
      n   service    m   d'oto-rhino-laryngologie  
ear, nose and throat specialist  
      n   oto-rhino-laryngologiste    mf     
      adj   (=very loud)  
strident (e)     
→ ... ear-splitting screams.        
middle ear  
      n   oreille    f   moyenne
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
ear n.

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'ear' found in translations in French-English dictionary
ear clip
ear plug
ear stud
ear lobe
ear block
ear clips
ear trumpet
ear defender
"ear": examples and translations in context
right hip or carry a “CAN” tattoo in the left ear. Hot or freeze branding is sans cruauté) ou un tatouage « CAN » à l’oreille gauche. Les marques et logos
Because of course, the ear is, I mean, subject to all sorts of things. Parce que bien entendu, l'oreille est sujette à toute sortes de choses.
But the government chooses to turn a deaf ear and to just ignore everything. Malgré cela, ce gouvernement fait la sourde oreille et s'en fout délibérément.
Multi-function scanning mode (ear, forehead and ambient temperature) Mode de balayage multifonction (oreille, front et température ambiante)
The front end (8 ) is adapted to be inserted into án ear canal of a wearer. L'extrémité avant (8) est adaptée pour être insérée dans le canal auditif de la personne la portant.
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