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British English: /hɛː/
American English: /hɛr/

Translation of hair in French:


  • 1
    (collectively) (human)
    (on head) cheveux mpl
    (on body) poils mpl
    to have long/short hair
    avoir les cheveux longs/courts
    (cat, dog)
    avoir le poil long/court
    blond/black hair
    cheveux blonds/noirs
    a fine head of hair
    une belle chevelure
    to brush/wash one's hair
    se brosser/se laver les cheveux
    to get one's hair cut to have one's hair done
    se faire coiffer
  • also: -haired
    (dans composés) long/short-haired
    aux cheveux longs/courts
    à poil long/court
    aux cheveux foncés/bouclés


by a hair by a hair's breadth

d'un poil [informal]

he didn't turn a hair

il n'a pas sourcillé

he was perfect, not a hair out of place

il était impeccable, tiré à quatre épingles

it made my hair stand on end

cela m'a fait dresser les cheveux sur la tête

I won't let them touch ou harm a hair of your head

je ne les laisserai pas toucher à un seul cheveu de ta tête

keep your hair on [informal]!

(British English)
ne t'excite pas! [informal]

the thought made her hair curl

à cette pensée ses cheveux se sont dressés sur sa tête

to get in somebody's hair

taper sur les nerfs de quelqu'un [informal]

to have somebody by the short hairs

[slang] (American English)
tenir le couteau sous la gorge de quelqu'un

to let one's hair down

se défouler [informal]

to split hairs

to tear one's hair out

s'arracher les cheveux

you need a hair of the dog (that bit you)

il te faut un petit verre pour faire passer la gueule de bois [informal]
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