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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
vt.
exprimer
n.
expression
n.
structure syntagmatique
n.
complément de lieu
n.
expression toute faite
n.
expression toute faite
n.
complément de manière
exp.
une locution
v.
créer une expression nouvelle
pr. part
créant une expression nouvelle
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'phrase' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
phrase
[Med.]
adv.
phrase by phrase
exp.
set phrase
n.
set phrase
n.
noun phrase
n.
verb phrase
n.
time phrase
nm.
time phrase
nf.
stock phrase
exp.
catch phrase

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