(=false painting, antique, passport, document) faux m
→ I asked him if the pictures were fakes, but he said they were real
→ These identity papers could well be fakes
→ It is filled with famous works of art, and every one of them is a fake.
(=false photo) trucage m
The painting was a fake. Le tableau était un faux.
His illness is a fake. Sa maladie est une comédie.