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British English: /brɛd/
American English: /brɛd/

Translation of bread in French:


  • 3 (livelihood) to earn one's (daily) bread
    gagner sa vie

transitive verb

  • (Culinary)
    paner (cutlet, fish, etc)
    breaded cutlets
    côtelettes panées


to break bread with somebody

partager un repas avec quelqu'un

to cast one's bread upon the waters

se comporter de façon altruiste

to know which side one's bread is buttered on

savoir où est son intérêt

to put bread on the table

to put jam on the bread

mettre du beurre dans les épinards

to take the bread out of somebody's mouth

retirer le pain de la bouche de quelqu'un

the best thing since sliced bread

l'invention la plus géniale de ces dernières années

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