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even 1

British English: /ˈiːv(ə)n/
American English: /ˈivən/
Even can always be translated by même when it is used to express surprise or for emphasis. For examples and other uses, see below.


  • 1 (showing surprise) he didn't even try
    il n'a même pas essayé
    don't you even remember?
    tu ne t'en souviens même pas?
    even when I explained it to him
    même quand je le lui ai expliqué
    without even apologizing
    sans même s'excuser
  • 2 (emphasizing point) disease or even death
    la maladie ou même la mort
    I can't even swim, never mind dive
    je ne sais même pas nager, encore moins plonger
    don't tell anyone, not even Bob
    ne dis rien à personne, pas même à Bob
    not even you could believe that!
    même toi, tu ne pourrais pas croire ça!
    even scrubbing won't shift that stain
    même si on frotte, la tache ne partira pas
    even if
    même si
    even now
    même maintenant
    even today
    même aujourd'hui
  • 3 (with comparative) it's even colder today
    il fait encore plus froid aujourd'hui
    even more carefully
    avec encore plus de prudence, encore plus prudemment
  • 4 [formal] (just) even as I watched
    alors même que je regardais
    she died even as she had lived
    elle est morte comme elle a vécu

also: even so adverb phrase

  • quand même
    it was interesting even so
    c'était quand même intéressant

also: even then adverb phrase

also: even though conjunction phrase

  • bien que (+ subj)
    he rents his house even though he's so rich
    riche comme il est, il loue quand même sa maison or il loue sa maison bien qu'il soit si riche
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There are 2 entries that translate even into French:

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even 2

British English: /ˈiːv(ə)n/
American English: /ˈivən/



  • 3 (calm)
    (voice, tone, disposition, temper)
  • 6 (quits, owing nothing) we're even to get even with somebody
    rendre à quelqu'un la monnaie de sa pièce
  • 7 (Mathematics)

Phrasal verbs

even out

1 even out
(differences, imbalance, inequalities)
2 even [something] out, even out [something]
répartir (distribution, burden)
réduire (disadvantage, inequalities)

even up

even [something] up, even up [something]
équilibrer (contest)
it will even things up
ce sera plus équilibré
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