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British English: /ˈaksɪd(ə)nt/
American English: /ˈæksədənt/

Translation of accident in French:


  • 1 (mishap)
    accident (m) (with avec)
    by accident car/industrial/road accident
    accident de voiture/du travail/de la route
    accidents in the home
    accidents domestiques
    to have an accident
    avoir un accident
    to meet with an accident
    être victime d'un accident
    accident and emergency service (in hospital)

    service des urgences
    I had an accident with the teapot
    j'ai malencontreusement cassé la théière
    I'm sorry, it was an accident
    je m'excuse, c'était un accident
    accidents will happen!
    ce sont des choses qui arrivent!
    the baby's had a little accident [euphemistic]
    le petit n'a pas pu se retenir [euphemistic]
    a chapter of accidents
    une succession de problèmes
  • 2before n (relating to accidents)
    (figures, statistics)
    se rapportant aux accidents
    contre les accidents
    (personal) accident insurance
    assurance (f) (individuelle) accidents
    accident prevention
    (at work) prévention (f) des accidents du travail
    (road) prévention (f) routière
    accident victim
  • 3 (chance) by accident it is no accident that…
    ce n'est pas un hasard que…, ce n'est pas par hasard que…
    he is rich by an accident of birth
    le hasard a voulu qu'il soit né riche
    it was more by accident than design
    c'était accidentel plutôt que délibéré
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