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British English: /kɑːd/
American English: /kɑrd/

Translation of card in French:


  • 2 (Games) to play cards a pack of cards
    un jeu de cartes
    one's last card [figurative]
    sa dernière carte
    one's strongest card [figurative]
    sa carte maîtresse
    to play the race/law and order card [figurative]
    jouer la carte raciale/de la loi et de l'ordre
  • 3 (British English) [informal] [dated] (person)

transitive verb


a card up one's sleeve

un atout dans sa manche

it is on (British English) ou in (American English) the cards that …

il est bien possible que … (+ subj)

they think an election is on ou in the cards

il y a de fortes chances pour qu'il y ait une élection

to get ou be given one's cards

(British English) [informal] [dated]
être renvoyé

to hold all the cards

avoir tous les atouts

to play one's cards right

bien jouer son jeu
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