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British English: /əːθ/
American English: /ərθ/

Translation of earth in French:


  • 1
    also: Earth
    (planet) life on earth
    la vie sur terre
    here on earth
    the earth's atmosphere/surface
    l'atmosphère/la surface terrestre
    to vanish off the face of the earth
    disparaître de la surface de la terre
    to the ends of the earth
    jusqu'au bout du monde
    the oldest city on earth
    la ville la plus ancienne du monde
    to come down to earth
    [literal] [figurative]
    to bring somebody back down to earth
    ramener quelqu'un sur terre
  • 2
    (as intensifier) See examples: how/where/who on earth…? what on earth do you mean?
    qu'est-ce que tu veux dire?
    nothing on earth would persuade me to do
    pour rien au monde je ne ferais
  • 4 (foxhole) to go to earth
    [literal] [figurative]
    se terrer
    to run somebody/something to earth
    dénicher (informal) quelqu'un/quelque chose, trouver quelqu'un/quelque chose
  • 5 (British English) (Electricity)
    before n (electrode, cable, terminal, wire)
    de terre
  • 7
    (huge amount) See examples: to cost the earth
    coûter les yeux de la tête
    to expect the earth

transitive verb

  • (British English) (Electricity)
    mettre [quelque chose] à la terre


did the earth move for you (informal)?

[humorous] [euphemistic]
tu as pris ton pied (informal)?

to look like nothing on earth

ressembler à un épouvantail
avoir l'air très louche

I feel like nothing on earth

je me sens très mal

Phrasal verbs

earth up

earth up [something], earth [something] up

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