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British English: /fɔːls/
, /fɒls/
American English: /fɔls/

Translation of false in French:


  • 1 (mistaken)
    (impression, idea, information)
    faux/fausse (after n)
    (proved wrong) (allegations, rumour, statement)
    faux/fausse (before n)
    their fears/expectations may well prove false
    il se peut fort bien que leurs craintes/espoirs s'avèrent sans fondement
    a false sense of security
    une fausse impression de sécurité
  • 2 (fraudulent)
    (banknotes, passport)
    (tax returns, name, address)
    to give false information
    donner de faux renseignements
    to give false evidence to bear false witness
    porter un faux témoignage
    charged with false accounting
    inculpé de faux en écritures

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