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child
British English: /tʃʌɪld/
American English: /tʃaɪld/

Translation of child in French:

noun pl children

  • 1 (non-adult)
    enfant mf
    when I was a child
    quand j'étais enfant
    to be with child (archaic)
    porter un enfant (en son sein) (dated)
  • 2before n (young)child star/prodigy
    enfant (mf) vedette/prodige
  • 3 [figurative] (product) a child of the 60s/of nature
    un enfant des années soixante/de la nature

Idioms

it's child's play

c'est un jeu d'enfant

the child is father to the man

[proverb]
l'enfant fait l'homme [proverb]

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