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phrase

  
      n  
   (=saying)   expression    f     
→ the American phrase "to lay an egg", meaning to fail at something        
→ I hate the phrase "You have to be cruel to be kind".        
   (=group of words)   groupe    m   de mots  
(=grammatical term)  
syntagme    m     
→ He was explaining the difference between a phrase and a clause. borderline first/second cat and I'd ignore it here        
My German is practically nil, just a few phrases here and there.      Mon allemand est pratiquement inexistant, je peux juste aligner quelques bouts de phrases.  
     (in music)    phrase    f     
→ It was a single short phrase being sung over and over again.        
   (=dictum)   phrase    f     
in Marx's famous phrase      dans la célèbre phrase de Marx  
      vt   exprimer  
→ The moment I'd said it, I could see that I'd phrased it wrong.        
→ I would have phrased it quite differently.        
     [+letter]   rédiger  
→ She phrased the letter as politely as she could.        


phrase book  
      n   guide    m   de conversation  
→ We bought a Danish phrase book.        
prepositional phrase  
      n   locution    f   prépositionnelle  
turn of phrase  
      n   style    m     
to have a nice turn of phrase      savoir tourner un propos  
→ Her stories weren't bad, she had a nice turn of phrase        
→ Schwarzkopf's distinctive turn of phrase        
→ a dry sense of humour and witty turn of phrase        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
expression
vt.
exprimer
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'phrase' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
phrase
[Med.]
adv.
phrase by phrase
n.
phrase structure
exp.
set phrase
n.
set phrase
n.
verb phrase
n.
noun phrase
n.
time phrase
nm.
time phrase
n.
place phrase
"phrase": examples and translations in context
I found his phrase “may the niche be with you” rather intriguing. J'ai trouvé sa phrase « may the niche be with you » intéressante.
One simple phrase must be applied here : the function creates the body. Une simple phrase doit s'appliquer ici : la fonction crée l'organisme.
The inclusion of this phrase is problematic and redundant. L'inclusion de cette phrase est problématique et superflue.
As to the phrase she read out, that is an oral amendment. Quant à la phrase qu'elle a lue, c'est un amendement oral.
In my opinion, this is a splendid phrase. À mes yeux, c'est une phrase magnifique.
‘ Smart sourcing 'has every chance of becoming 2005' s least popular new phrase. Le a toutes les chances de devenir la nouvelle expression la moins populaire de 2005.
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