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

Translation of fool in French:


  • 1 (silly person)
    idiot/-e 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

  • (American English) [informal]
    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


a fool and his money are soon parted

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)
faire l'imbécile (with avec)
1.3 (have affairs)
papillonner [informal]
2 fool around with [somebody/something] 2.1 (flirt)
batifoler avec [informal] (lover)
2.2 (mess around)
s'amuser avec (gadget, toy)
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