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middle
British English: /ˈmɪd(ə)l/
American English: /ˈmɪdl/

Translation of middle in French:

noun

  • 1 in the middle of one's back/forehead
    au milieu du dos/du front
    in the middle of
    au milieu de (place, night, meal)
    to be caught in the middle I was in the middle of a good book when…
    j'étais plongé dans un bon livre quand…
    in the middle of May
    à la mi-mai
    right in the middle of
    en plein milieu de (meeting, crisis, debate)
    right in the middle of dinner
    en plein dîner
    to be in the middle of doing to split [something] down the middle
    partager [quelque chose] en deux (bill, work)
    (argument, issue)
    diviser [quelque chose] en deux (group, opinion)
  • 2
    [informal]
    (waist) to grab somebody round the middle
    attraper quelqu'un par la taille

adjective

  • (gen)
    (door, shelf, house)
    du milieu
    (price)
    modéré
    (size, height, difficulty)
    moyen/-enne
    (ranks) (Military)
    intermédiaire
    in middle life
    au milieu de ma/ta etc vie, aux alentours de la cinquantaine
    to be in one's middle thirties (British English)
    avoir environ 35 ans
    the middle child (of three children)
    le deuxième enfant
    (of five children) le troisième enfant
    to steer ou take ou follow a middle course
    adopter une position intermédiaire
    there must be a middle way
    il doit y avoir un juste milieu

Idioms

in the middle of nowhere

dans un trou perdu

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