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British English: /kiː/
American English: /ki/

Translation of key in French:


  • 5 [figurative] (vital clue) (to happiness, success etc) his diary holds the key to the mystery
    son journal renferme la clé du mystère
    exercise is the key to health
    l'exercice est le secret de la santé
    the key to being a good teacher is to listen
    le secret pour devenir un bon enseignant est d'écouter
  • 6 (explanatory list) (on map)
    (to abbreviations, symbols) liste (f)
    (for code, cryptogram) clé (f)
    ‘pronunciation key’
    ‘liste phonétique’, ‘tableau (m) phonétique’
  • 8 (Music) what key is the sonata in?
    dans quel ton est la sonate?
    change of key [literal] [figurative] a major key
    un ton majeur
    in a major/minor key
    en majeur/mineur
    to sing/play in key
    chanter/jouer juste
    to sing/ play off key
    chanter/jouer faux
  • 9 (Geography)
    caye (m)


transitive verb

  • 1 (type)
    saisir (data, information)
  • 2 (adapt)
    adapter (remarks, speech) (to à)

Phrasal verbs

key in

key [something] in, key in [something]
saisir (data)
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