(=insect) insecte m , bestiole f
→ We noticed tiny bugs that were all over the walls.
(=germ) virus m , microbe m
There's a bug going round. Il y a un microbe qui traîne.
a stomach bug une gastroentérite
I've got bitten by the travel bug, I've been bitten by the travel bug * j'ai le virus du voyage
→ I've been bitten by the gardening bug.
(=spy device) dispositif m d'écoute, micro m caché
→ There was a bug on the phone.
→ There is a bug in the software.
[+room] poser des micros dans
→ He heard that they were planning to bug his office.
[+phone] brancher sur table d'écoute
→ I found out my phone was bugged.
(=annoy) embêter, casser les pieds à → That's what bugs me about the whole business. → I only did it to bug my parents
[monster, Martian] aux yeux exorbités
→ ... bug-eyed monsters ...
to be bug-eyed ouvrir des yeux ébahis
→ We were bug-eyed in wonderment.
n virus m de la grippe
→ A nasty flu bug has been going around the office.
(=firefly) luciole f
n bogue m or bug m de l'an 2000
* gastro f *