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mean

Pronunciation: /miːn/

Translation of mean in French:

n

adj

  • 2 (unkind, vicious) méchant/-e (to avec) a mean trick un sale tour
  • 4that's no mean feat! ce n'est pas un mince exploit!

vt (prét, pp meant)

  • 2 (intend) to mean to do avoir l'intention de faire to be meant for sb être destiné/-e à qn I didn't mean to do it je ne l'ai pas fait exprès she meant no offence elle ne pensait pas à mal he doesn't mean you any harm il ne te veut aucun mal to mean well avoir de bonnes intentions he means what he says (he is sincere) il est sérieux (he is menacing) il ne plaisante pas without meaning to par inadvertance
  • 3 (entail) [strike, law] entraîner [shortages, changes]
  • 4 (intend to say) vouloir dire what do you mean by that remark? qu'est-ce que tu veux dire par là? I know what you mean je comprends
  • 5money means a lot to him l'argent compte beaucoup pour lui your friendship means a lot to me ton amitié est très importante pour moi
  • 7 (be supposed to be) he's meant to be/to be doing il est censé être/faire

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