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Pronunciation: /feɪl/

Translation of fail in French:



  • 1 échouer à [exam, driving test]; échouer en [subject]; coller [fam] [candidate, pupil]
  • 2 (omit) to fail to do manquer de faire to fail to mention that… omettre de signaler que…
  • 3 (be unable) to fail to do ne pas réussir à faire
  • 4 [person] laisser tomber [friend]; [courage] manquer à [person]; [memory] faire défaut à [person]


  • 1 (not succeed) ne pas réussir; [exam candidate, attempt, plan] échouer; [crop] être mauvais/-e if all else fails en dernier recours

phr (without fail)

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