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British English: /ˈmanə/
American English: /ˈmænər/

Translation of manner in French:


  • 1 (way, method) in this manner
    de cette manière or façon
    in like manner, in the same manner the manner in which they were treated
    la manière or la façon dont on les a traités
    to do something in such a manner that …
    faire quelque chose de telle sorte que …
    (+ subj)
    the manner of his going [literary] ou of his death
    la façon dont il est mort
    in a manner of speaking
  • 2 (way of behaving) don't be put off by her manner
    ne sois pas rebuté par sa façon de faire or par son attitude
    something in his manner disturbed her
    quelque chose dans son comportement la troublait
    she has a bad manner
    elle a une attitude déplaisante
    to have a good telephone manner
    savoir parler au téléphone
  • 3 [literary] (sort, kind) what manner of man is he?
    quel genre or quelle manière (dated) d'homme est-ce?
    all manner of delights
    toutes sortes de plaisirs
    by no manner of means
  • 4 (Art, Literature) (style) in ou after the manner of
    à la manière de

also: manners plural noun

  • 1 (social behaviour)
    to have good/bad manners it's bad manners to do
    il est mal élevé de faire
    he has no manners
    il n'a aucun savoir-vivre
    il ne sait pas se tenir
    to have the manners to do
    avoir la politesse de faire
    aren't you forgetting your manners?, where are your manners?
    en voilà une façon de se tenir!
    I'll teach him some manners!
    je vais lui apprendre les bonnes manières!
    road manners
    politesse (f) au volant
  • 2 (social habits, customs)
    comedy of manners
    comédie (f) de mœurs
  • also: -mannered
    (dans composés) ill/well-mannered
    mal/bien élevé
    doux/douce, aux manières douces


to do something as if to the manner born

faire quelque chose comme si l'on était né pour cela

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