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fool
British English: /fuːl/
American English: /ful/

Translation of fool in French:

noun

  • 1 (silly person)
    m/f to do de faire
    the poor fool
    le pauvre idiot
    you stupid fool (informal)!
    espèce d'idiot/-e!
    don't be (such) a fool!
    ne sois pas idiot!
    to make somebody look a fool, to make a fool of somebody
    faire passer quelqu'un pour un/-e idiot/-e
    to be fool enough to agree
    être assez stupide pour accepter
    she's no fool, she's nobody's fool
    elle n'est pas si bête
    any fool could do that (informal)
    le premier imbécile venu pourrait faire ça
    (informal)
    (the) more fool you (informal)!
    quelle imbécilité!
    to act ou play the fool
  • 3 (British English) (Culinary)rhubarb/fruit fool
    crème (f) à la rhubarbe/aux fruits

adjective before n

[informal]
  • (American English)
    (politician)
    that's a fool thing to do/say
    c'est vraiment stupide de faire/dire ça

transitive verb

  • you don't fool anybody
    tu ne trompes personne
    don't let that fool you!
    ne t'y trompe pas!
    who are you trying to fool?
    à qui veux-tu faire croire ça?
    you don't fool me for a minute
    je ne te crois pas un seul instant
    to fool somebody into doing
    amener quelqu'un à faire
    to fool somebody into ou believing that …
    faire croire à quelqu'un que …
    to fool somebody out of
    escroquer quelqu'un de
    (money)
    to be fooled don't be fooled!
    ne te laisse pas abuser!
    you really had me fooled!
    tu m'as vraiment fait marcher (informal)!

intransitive verb

  • (joke, tease) no fooling!
    [ironic]
    sans blague (informal)!

reflexive verb

Idioms

a fool and his money are soon parted

[proverb]
aux idiots l'argent file entre les doigts

there is no fool like an old fool

il n'y a pire imbécile qu'un vieil imbécile

you could have fooled me (informal)!

tu m'en diras tant (informal)!

Phrasal verbs

fool about

(informal) (British English) fool around (informal) (British English)
1 fool around 1.1 (waste time) 1.2 (act stupidly) 1.3 (have affairs)
(informal)
2 fool around with [somebody/something] 2.1 (flirt)
batifoler (informal) avec
(lover)
2.2 (mess around)
s'amuser avec
(gadget, toy)

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