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uncle

  

      n   oncle    m     
→ my uncle and aunt        
my uncle      mon oncle  


agony uncle   *  
      n     (British)   rédacteur    m   du courrier du cœur  
great-uncle  
      n   grand-oncle    m     
Uncle Sam  
      n   l'Oncle Sam    m     
→ They are ready to defend themselves against Uncle Sam's imperialist policies ...        
→ For years we were taught that Uncle Sam and foreign investment were the problem.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
uncle n.
oncle

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
bon nègre ; noir soumis
[Pej.] Slur used to denote a black person who is regarded as being subservient or deferential.
exp.
mon oncle
v.
s'avouer vaincu
US
exp.
le tour est joué !
syn.: and there you have it, you're all set
exp.
Virginia a appelé le bébé d'après le nom de son oncle.
exp.
U comme Ursule
exp.
je suis le pape
[Fam.] If this is true, I'm monkey's uncle = I don't believe it's true the same way nobody would believe that I'm monkey's uncle.
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'uncle' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
uncle
n.
rich uncle
exp.
His uncle breeds horses.
exp.
My uncle is a wine grower.
exp.
there you have it ; Bob's your uncle ; it's done : it's a done deal ; it's ready
exp.
My uncle's retired now.
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"uncle": examples and translations in context
An hon. member: Your uncle Ed will be happy. Une voix: Votre oncle Ed, lui, sera heureux.
‘Ali, grandson of ‘Abbas, uncle to the Prophet Muhammad (about AH 80 / AD 700). Ali, petit-fils d’al-Abbas, oncle du prophète Mohamed (vers 80 H / 700 J.-C.).
In fact, Gayla's uncle is still alive to this day, and learning how to waltz. A vrai dire, l'oncle de Gayla est encore en vie à ce jour et apprend la valse.
And my father was a soldier, and my uncle was a fisherman and also a poacher. Mon père était militaire, et mon oncle était marin-pêcheur et aussi braconnier.
From then on, the viewer is overwhelmed by the same doubts as the uncle. À partir de là, le spectateur est envahi par les mêmes doutes que l’oncle.
Hey...Give your uncle sweetheart a hug. Viens dans les bras d'Uncle Sweetheart.
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