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acquaintance
British English: /əˈkweɪnt(ə)ns/
American English: /əˈkweɪntəns/

Translation of acquaintance in French:

noun

  • 1 (friend) an acquaintance of mine
    une de mes connaissances
    a French acquaintance
    un ami français/une amie française m/f
  • 2 (knowledge) to improve on acquaintance
    gagner à être connu
    to have a nodding ou passing acquaintance with somebody/something
    connaître quelqu'un/quelque chose vaguement
  • 3 (relationship)
    relations fpl
    to make somebody's acquaintance
    faire la connaissance de quelqu'un
    to renew acquaintance with somebody to strike up an acquaintance with somebody
    nouer des relations avec quelqu'un
    he seemed nice, but on closer acquaintance he turned out to be very unpleasant
    il avait l'air gentil, mais quand on le connaissait mieux on se rendait compte qu'il était très désagréable

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