male and female
homme et femme ; masculin et féminin ; mâle et femelle (animaux)
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(=man) homme m
→ the average American male
→ A high proportion of crime is perpetrated by young males in their teens and twenties.
(=male animal) mâle m
→ The males establish their territory before mating.
[sex, attitude, role] masculin (e)
→ Women now share some of the traditional male roles.
→ a typical male attitude
→ Female influence is at least as important as male dominance.
Sex: male. Sexe : masculin.
the male population la population masculine
→ almost half the male population
male unemployment le chômage masculin
→ The rate of male unemployment in Britain is now the third worst in Europe.
→ After mating the male bees will die.
a male kitten un chaton mâle
[person] du sexe masculin a male member of staff un membre du personnel de sexe masculin to be male
(=a man) être un homme Most football players are male. La plupart des joueurs de football sont des hommes. a male friend un ami → I had invited a male friend over for dinner. male and female students étudiants et étudiantes →
male model →
(in group of animals)
mâle m alpha, mâle m dominant
→ the young male baboon of low social rank, unwelcome in the troop, harassed by the alpha male
(fig) chef m de bande
→ Manchester United, where Eric Cantona was alpha male and keen on remaining so
n machisme m
n macho m , machiste m
adj majoritairement masculin (e)
→ ... the male-dominated world of journalism.
n mannequin m masculin
n infirmier m
n prostitué m
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