words of endearment
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(=unit of language) mot m
→ The words stood out clearly on the page.
→ The word "ginseng" comes from the Chinese word "Shen-seng".
what's the word for ... ? comment dit-on ... ?
What's the word for "pen" in French? Comment dit-on "pen" en français?
word for word
→ I don't try to memorize speeches word for word. , mot pour mot
[translate] mot à mot
→ You can't translate those expressions word for word.
That's word for word what the man said. C'est mot pour mot ce que l'homme a dit.
to put sth into words exprimer qch
→ Some feelings are really hard to put into words.
in a word en un mot
→ Victor, in a word, got increasingly fed up.
in other words en d'autres termes
→ The mobile library services have been reorganized - in other words, they visit fewer places.
from the word go depuis le début
(=thing said, remark) mot m
not a word pas un mot
Not a word was spoken. Personne ne souffla mot.
I can't understand a word she says. Je ne comprends pas un mot de ce qu'elle dit.
a word of thanks un mot de remerciement
→ May I also say a word of thanks to all the helpers.
a word of warning un avertissement
to have the last word avoir le dernier mot
→ She likes to have the last word in any discussion.
to be the last word in sth
(=ultimate) être le summum de qch
→ It was the last word in luxury
not in so many words pas exactement
→ "Has she agreed?" -- "Not in so many words. But I read her thoughts."
to hang on sb's every word être pendu (e) aux lèvres de qn
a man of few words un homme de peu de mots
a woman of few words une femme de peu de mots
to be lost for words
(=dumbstruck) ne savoir que dire
mark my words souvenez-vous de ce que je dis
to put words in sb's mouth
(=misrepresent) faire dire qch à qn
to take sb's word for it
(=believe without further proof) croire qn sur parole
I'll take your word for it. Je vous crois sur parole.
Take my word for it. Croyez-moi.
→ You'll have trouble if you buy that house, take my word for it.
to have a word with sb toucher un mot à qn
Can I have a word with you? Puis-je vous toucher un mot?
James, could I have a quiet word? James, puis-je vous toucher un mot en privé?
to have a word with sb about sth parler à qn à propos de qch
I need a word with you about the weekend. J'ai besoin de te parler à propos de ce week-end.
to have words with sb
(=quarrel) avoir des mots avec qn
→ We had words and she stormed out.
(=promise) parole f
You have my word. Vous avez ma parole.
to give sb one's word donner sa parole à qn
→ I give you my word I won't ask him.
to break one's word manquer à sa parole
→ I'm sure you won't break your word on this matter.
to keep one's word tenir sa parole
→ I won't tell anyone - I'll keep my word.
a man of his word un homme de parole
a woman of her word une femme de parole
(=news) nouvelles fpl
→ There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
→ The boy brought them word of her visit.
to send word of sth prévenir de qch
→ They didn't even send word of their whereabouts.
to send word of sb envoyer des nouvelles de qn
to leave word that ... faire savoir que ...
→ He left word with Jane that they would be late.
[+song] paroles fpl
I really like the words of this song. J'adore les paroles de cette chanson.
vt rédiger, formuler → The letter was worded in such a way as to imply that I was guilty. → I might have worded the letter differently.
form of words
(=formulation) formulation f
→ The ministers worked on a form of words acceptable to the coalition parties.
play on words
n jeu m de mots
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