(=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.
(=person) imposteur m
→ You're not a real doctor - you're a fake!
[document, passport, ID] faux (fausse)
→ The bank manager is said to have issued fake certificates.
[alibi] faux (fausse)
→ She denies the charge of perverting the course of justice by providing him with a fake alibi
[flowers, snow] artificiel (le)
[blood] faux (fausse)
[fur] faux (fausse)
She wore fake fur. Elle portait une fausse fourrure.
a fake tan un bronzage artificiel
[+injury, illness] simuler
→ Most referees book players who fake injury
→ He faked his own death to collect on an insurance policy.
→ My girlfriend just told me she has twice faked orgasm with me. I feel betrayed.
→ Jon faked nonchalance ...
→ Maturity and emotional sophistication can't be faked.
to fake one's own death simuler sa propre mort
→ The identity papers looked as though they had been faked
→ It's safer to fake a tan with make-up rather than subject your complexion to the harsh rays of the sun ...
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