two num deux She's two. Elle a deux ans. two by two deux par deux in twos deux par deux → Walk calmly out of the classroom in twos. to put two and two together (fig) faire une supposition → Putting two and two together, I assume that this was the car he used. → When people saw us go upstairs at the same time, they all put two and two together straight away. → I just put two and two together and assumed you two must be married.
n (in organization, hierarchy)
numéro deux m
→ the Archbishop of York and Carey's number two in the church hierarchy
adj (mainly US)
* de pacotille
npl (US) 25 cents mpl
two-dimensional , two dimensional
[object, drawing] à deux dimensions, bidimensionnel (le)
→ ... new software, which generates both two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional images.
[characters] sans profondeur
→ I found the characters very two-dimensional, not to say dull.
[car] à deux portes
[catch, blow] avec les deux mains
The election was a two-horse race. Dans ces élections, seuls deux des candidats avaient des chances de gagner.
n (US) lait m demi-écrémé
two-piece suit (man's)
costume m deux-pièces , (woman's)
deux-pièces m inv , tailleur m deux-pièces
two-piece swimsuit deux-pièces m inv , maillot m de bain deux-pièces
(=plane) biplace m , avion m biplace
(=car) voiture f à deux places
n (British) two-star petrol essence f ordinaire, ordinaire m
(=engine) moteur m à deux temps
[engine] à deux temps
two-thirds , two thirds
pron deux tiers mpl
two thirds of sth les deux tiers de qch
→ Two-thirds of householders in this country live in a mortgaged home ...
→ Stir the chopped chocolate, fruit and nuts into two-thirds of the cheese mixture.
by two thirds
[cut, increase] de deux tiers
→ The United States and Russia hope to conclude a treaty to cut their nuclear arsenals by two-thirds.
adv aux deux tiers
→ Do not fill the container more than two-thirds full ...
→ A second book has already been commissioned and is two-thirds finished.
[majority] aux deux tiers
→ ... the two thirds majority in parliament needed to make constitutional changes.
[switch] va-et-vient inv
→ A two-way switch for the electric motor
[street] à double sens
[exchange, negotiations] bilatéral (e)
two-way traffic circulation dans les deux sens
→ The bridge is now open to two-way traffic ...
two-way radio émetteur-récepteur m
[process] bilatéral (e)
→ Education is a two-way process
Trust is a two-way thing. La confiance ne vaut que si elle est réciproque.
(=process involving give-and-take)
to be a two-way street être fondé (e) sur la réciprocité
Trust is a two-way street. La confiance est fondée sur la réciprocité.
→ Our political leaders complain endlessly that we do not trust them. They have a point. But trust is a two-way street. Why should we trust them when they clearly don't trust us?
Loyalty is a two-way street. La loyauté est fondée sur la réciprocité.
→ what fuelled his guilt was that he was being unfair about Leo. Loyalty was a two-way street, or it should be.
World War Two
n la seconde guerre mondiale