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British English: /ˈbeɪbi/
American English: /ˈbeɪbi/

Translation of baby in French:


  • 1 (child) to have a baby
    avoir un bébé
    Baby Jesus she's the baby of the family
    c'est la petite dernière or la benjamine
    don't be such a baby (informal)!
    ne fais pas le bébé!
  • 3
    (pet project) See examples: the show/project is his baby (informal)
    (his invention)
    le spectacle/projet est sa création
    (his special responsibility)
    il a la responsabilité du spectacle/projet
  • 5
    (American English) (admired object) (car, plane etc)
    petite merveille (f)

adjective before n

transitive verb



I was left holding the baby

on m'a refilé le bébé

to throw the baby out with the bathwater

smooth as a baby's bottom

doux/douce comme une peau de bébé

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