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British English: /fʌɪn/
American English: /faɪn/

Translation of fine in French:


  • (for traffic offence) contravention (f) (for pour)
    to get/be given a fine
    recevoir/attraper une amende
    to impose a fine of £50/the maximum fine on somebody
    condamner quelqu'un à 50 livres sterling d'amende/à l'amende la plus lourde
    ‘no smoking—maximum fine £50’
    ‘défense de fumer sous peine d'amende pouvant s'élever à 50 livres sterling’


  • 1 (very good)
    (performance, writer, example, specimen, quality, standard)
    to be in fine form a fine figure of a woman [dated] (dated or humorous)
    une superbe créature [dated]
  • 2 (satisfactory)
    (holiday, meal, arrangement)
    that's fine
    très bien
    to be/feel fine
    aller/se sentir très bien
    ‘fine, thanks’
    ‘très bien, merci’
    ‘we'll go now, OK?’—‘fine’
    ‘on y va maintenant?’—‘d'accord’
    that's fine by ou with me
    je n'y vois pas d'inconvénient
  • 3 [informal] [ironic]a fine friend you are!
    en voilà un ami!
    you picked a fine time to tell me!
    tu as bien choisi le moment pour me le dire!
    you're/she's etc a fine one to talk!
    c'est bien à toi/elle etc de dire ça!
    that's all very fine, but…
    c'est bien beau tout ça, mais…
  • 4 (nice)
    (weather, morning, day)
    it's ou the weather's fine to keep ou stay fine
    continuer à faire beau
    one fine day, one of these fine days [figurative]
  • 5 (very thin, delicate)
    (hair, thread, line, feature, comb, fabric, spray, mist, layer)
    (sieve, net, mesh)
    à mailles fines
  • 6 (small-grained)
    (powder, soil, particles)
  • 7 (subtle)
    (adjustment, detail, distinction, judgment)
  • 8 (épith) (delicate and high quality)
    (china, crystal, lace, linen, wine)
  • 9 (refined, grand)
    (lady, gentleman, clothes, manners)
    somebody's finer feelings
    la délicatesse de quelqu'un
  • 11 (pure)
    (gold, silver)


  • (get along, come along, do)
    très bien
    you're doing fine
    tu te débrouilles très bien [informal]
    that suits me fine
    ça me va très bien

transitive verb

  • (gen)
    condamner [quelqu'un] à une amende (offender) (for pour)
    (for doing pour avoir fait)
    (for traffic offence) donner une contravention à (offender)
    to fine somebody £50
    condamner quelqu'un à 50 livres sterling d'amende


not to put too fine a point on it

chance would be a fine thing [informal]!

to cut it a bit fine

faire trop juste, être un peu juste

there is a fine line between X and Y

il y a une distinction subtile entre X et Y

to tread a fine line

jouer serré
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