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British English: /kəʊl/
American English: /koʊl/

Translation of coal in French:


  • 1
    uncountable (mineral) charbon (m)
    a piece ou lump of coal
    un morceau de charbon
    before n (cellar, shed, shovel)
    à charbon
  • 2 (individual piece) hot ou live coals
    charbons (mpl) ardents

transitive verb

  • ravitailler [quelque chose] en charbon

intransitive verb

  • (ship)
    être ravitaillé en charbon


as black as coal

noir comme du charbon

to carry coals to Newcastle

porter de l'eau à la rivière

to haul somebody over the coals

passer un savon à quelqu'un [informal]
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