patate translation | French-English dictionary

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patate

  

      nf   potato, spud *     
patate douce      sweet potato  
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patte, pâte, patauger, partagé

patate n.
potato

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
n.
sweet potato
v.
drop the hot potato (fig)
Se débarrasser d'une affaire délicate en la confiant à quelqu'un d'autre. Also related to the popular children's game of "Hot Potato" where players try to avoid ending up with the "potato."
v.
be on top form
v.
1. be in good shape ; be in top form 2. be full of pep ; feel great
être en très bonne forme, avoir du tonus
v.
be on form
v.
1. be heart-sore ; have (something) weight on one's heart ; 2. resent ; hold a grudge
[Fig.] 1. Être très triste, avoir beaucoup de chagrin 2. Ressentir du dépit, de la rancune
n.
potato-peeling duty
exp.
a potato field
v.
be on potato-peeling duty
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'patate' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
n.
patate
n.
patate
exp.
une patate chaude
[Fig.]
exp.
refiler la patate chaude
[Bus.]
exp.
éviter de prendre une decision; passer la responsabilité, se renvoyer la balle, se refiler la patate chaude (FAMILIER)
v.
en avoir gros sur le cœur; en avoir gros sur la patate
n.
purée de pommes de terre ; patates pilées [Québec]
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"patate": examples and translations in context
La chair orange de la patate douce en fait une « bombe » nutritionnelle. The sweet potato’s deep orange flesh makes it a nutritional powerhouse.
patate douce moyenne de l'Ontario pelée et en cubes (1/2 po) 1 medium Ontario Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed (1/2-inch)
1 bâtonnet de patate douce et trempette (si l'on a coupé 36 bâtonnets) : 1 Sweet Potato Finger with dip (when recipe makes 36 "fingers"):
1 1/2 tasse (375 mL) de patate douce de l’Ontario, pelée et râpée (1 petite) 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) peeled, shredded Ontario Sweet Potato (1 small)
1 patate douce de l’Ontario, environ 12 oz (375 g) 1 Ontario Sweet Potato, about 12 oz (375 g)
En plus, c'est une croix qu'elle porte, Nadine, en s'occupant de cette patate. Besides, Nadine's got a cross to bear. I mean, taking care of that potato head.
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