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British English: /bluː/
American English: /blu/

Translation of blue in French:


  • 2 (sky) [literary]the blue
    l'azur (m)
  • 3 (British English) (University) (honour) See examples: to be/get an Oxford/Cambridge blue
    être/devenir membre d'une équipe sportive d'Oxford/de Cambridge
  • 4
    (British English) (Politics)a true blue
    un partisan ardent du parti Conservateur
  • 5 (American English) (History) (in civil war)

also: blues plural noun

  • 1 (Music)the blues
    le blues (m)
    to sing/play the blues
    chanter/jouer du blues
    before n (music, musician, fan, festival)
    de blues
  • 2
    (depression) See examples: the blues
    le cafard
    to have the blues


  • 1 (in colour) [figurative] to be blue from ou with the cold
    être bleu de froid
  • 2 (depressed) See examples: to feel blue
    to look blue
    avoir l'air déprimé

transitive verb

  • (informal) (British English) (squander) See examples: to blue (all) one's money on something
    dépenser tout son fric sur quelque chose


to say something out of the blue

dire quelque chose à brûle-pourpoint

to appear/happen out of the blue

apparaître/se passer à l'improviste

to go off into the blue

to vanish into the blue

s'évanouir dans la nature

the air was blue!

les gros mots fusaient!

black and blue

couvert de bleus

to beat somebody black and blue

battre quelqu'un comme plâtre

to throw a blue fit

piquer une crise

to tell somebody something/repeat something (to somebody) until one is blue in the face

se tuer à dire quelque chose à quelqu'un/à répéter quelque chose (à quelqu'un)

you can shout until you're blue in the face, I'm going anyway!

cause toujours, j'y vais quand même!
moon murder

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