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British English: /kuːl/
American English: /kul/

Translation of cool in French:


  • 2 [informal] (calm) to keep one's cool
    (stay calm) garder son sang-froid
    (not get angry) ne pas s'énerver
    to lose one's cool
    (get angry) s'énerver
    (panic) perdre son sang-froid


  • 1
    (breeze, day, drink, water, weather)
    (fabric, dress)
    it's cool today
    il fait frais aujourd'hui
    the fan keeps the room cool
    le ventilateur maintient la pièce fraîche
    to feel cool
    (surface, wine)
    être frais/fraîche
    I feel cooler now
    j'ai moins chaud maintenant
    your brow is cooler
    ton front est un peu moins chaud
    it's getting cool, let's go in
    il commence à faire frais, rentrons
  • 4 (unfriendly)
    (reception, welcome)
    to be cool with ou towards somebody
    être froid avec quelqu'un
  • 5 (casual) she went up to him as cool as you please and slapped him
    elle s'est approchée de lui totalement décontractée et l'a giflé
    he's a cool customer
    il n'a pas froid aux yeux
  • 6 (for emphasis) a cool million dollars
    la coquette somme d'un million de dollars [informal]
  • 7 [informal] (sophisticated)
    (clothes, car)
    branché [informal]
    branché [informal]
    he thinks it's cool to smoke
    il pense que ça fait bien de fumer
    it's not cool to wear a tie
    ça fait nul de porter une cravate [informal]
    cool, man [informal]!
  • 8 (American English) [informal] (great)that's a cool idea!
    c'est une super idée! [informal]
    that's cool!
    super! [informal]
  • 9 [informal] (Music)
    cool [informal] inv

transitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    calmer (anger, ardour, passion)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (get colder)
    (air, iron, soup, water)
    to leave something to cool
    laisser quelque chose refroidir
  • 2 (subside)
    se dégrader
    relations between them have cooled
    ils sont moins proches qu'avant
    wait until tempers have cooled
    attends que les esprits se calment
  • also: -cooled
    dans composésair-/water-cooled (Technology)
    à refroidissement à air/eau


cool it [informal]!

(stay calm)
ne t'énerve pas!

OK guys, cool it [informal]!

(stop fighting)
ça suffit les gars, on se calme! [informal]

to play it cool

rester calme

Phrasal verbs

cool down

1 cool down 1.1 (grow cold)
(engine, iron, water)
1.2 [figurative]
(person, situation)
se calmer
2 cool [something] down
refroidir (mixture)
rafraîchir (wine)
3 cool [somebody] down 3.1 (make colder)
rafraîchir (person)
3.2 [figurative]
calmer (person)

cool off

(person) (get colder) se rafraîchir
[figurative] (calm down) (person)
se calmer
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