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bless
British English: /blɛs/
American English: /blɛs/

Translation of bless in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Religion)
    bénir (building, congregation, food, marriage, person, sacrament)
    God bless America/the Queen
    que Dieu bénisse l'Amérique/la Reine
    God bless you
    que Dieu vous bénisse
    we bless you for your great mercy
    nous vous rendons grâce pour votre grande miséricorde
    goodbye, God bless!
    au revoir!
  • 2
    [informal]
    (affectionately) bless her ou, bless her heart!
    c'est un ange!
    bless you!
    (after sneeze) à vos souhaits!
  • 3
    [informal]
    [dated]
    (in surprise) bless me! ou, bless my soul! ou, well I'm blessed!
  • 4 (favour) to bless somebody with
    doter quelqu'un de
    to be blessed with
    jouir de (health, luck, skill, intelligence, beauty)
    we were never blessed with children
    le ciel a voulu que nous n'ayons jamais eu d'enfants
    to be blessed with six children
    avoir le bonheur d'avoir eu six enfants
  • 5 (be grateful to) bless you for answering so quickly
    merci d'avoir répondu si vite
    you paid the bill? bless you!
    tu as réglé la facture? tu es un ange!

reflexive verb

  • to bless oneself
    se signer

Idioms

(I'm) blessed if I know

je ne sais absolument pas

(I'm) blessed if I can remember

je ne m'en souviens absolument pas

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