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damage
British English: /ˈdamɪdʒ/
American English: /ˈdæmɪdʒ/

Translation of damage in French:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (physical) (to building, machine, goods, environment)
    dégâts mpl (to causés à) (from causés par)
    to do ou cause damage
    causer des dégâts
    not much damage was done to the car
    la voiture n'a pas été très endommagée
    damage of £300 was done to the car
    la voiture a subi pour 300 livres sterling de dégâts
    water/frost damage
    dégâts des eaux/du gel
    damage to property (Law)
    dégâts matériels
    damage or loss (for insurance)
    dégâts et pertes
  • 2 (medical)
    lésions fpl
    to cause damage to
    abîmer (health, part of body)
    (irreversible) brain damage
    lésions (fpl) cérébrales (irréversibles)
  • 3 [figurative]to do damage to
    porter atteinte à (cause, relationship, reputation, self-confidence, trade)
    political damage
    dommage (m) politique
    (a lot of) damage was done to something
    quelque chose a été (sérieusement) atteint
    it's too late, the damage is done
    trop tard, le mal est fait

also: damages plural noun

  • (Law)
    dommages-interêts mpl
    to claim for damages
    réclamer des dommages-intérêts (against somebody à quelqu'un)
    a claim for damages
    une demande de dommages-intérêts
    he paid £700 (in) damages
    il a payé 700 livres sterling de dommages-intérêts
    damages for loss of earnings
    dommages-intérêts pour manque à gagner
    agreed damages
    dommages-intérêts fixés
    to be liable for damages
    être civilement responsable

transitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    porter atteinte à (reputation, career, relationship, confidence, organization, negotiations)
    damaged child (Psychology)
    enfant traumatisé

Idioms

what's the damage [informal]?

à combien se monte la douloureuse? [informal]

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