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British English: /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/
American English: /ˈmeɪkɪŋ/

Translation of making in French:


matchmaking watchmaking etc
  • 1 (creation, manufacture) (of film, programme)
    (of industrial product)
    (of clothes)
    (of meal, cake)
    problems of somebody's own making
    des problèmes du propre fait de quelqu'un
    to see a product in the making
    voir un produit en cours de fabrication
    the film was two years in the making
    le tournage du film a duré deux ans
    a disaster is in the making
    une catastrophe est en train de se produire
    history in the making
    l'Histoire en marche
  • 2 (of person, personality) See examples: to be the making of somebody (past events)
    être ce qui a fait de quelqu'un ce qu'il/elle est
    this contract will be the making of her
    ce contrat sera le point de départ de sa carrière
    ‘The making of a president’
    ‘Biographie d'un président’


to have all the makings of something

avoir tout pour faire quelque chose

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