There are 2 main translations of mine in French:

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mine 1

British English: /mʌɪn/
American English: /maɪn/
In French, pronouns reflect the gender and number of the noun they are standing for. So mine is translated by le mien, la mienne, les miens, les miennes, according to what is being referred to: the blue car is mine = la voiture bleue est la mienne; his children are older than mine = ses enfants sont plus âgés que les miens. For examples and particular usages, see the entry below.


  • his car is red but mine is blue
    sa voiture est rouge mais la mienne est bleue
    the green pen is mine
    le stylo vert est le mien
    which glass is mine?
    lequel (de ces verres) est le mien?, mon verre c'est lequel (informal)?
    mine's a whisky (informal)
    un whisky pour moi
    she's a friend of mine
    c'est une amie à moi
    he's no friend of mine!
    ce n'est pas un ami à moi!
    it's not mine
    ce n'est pas à moi
    the book isn't mine to lend you
    je ne peux pas te prêter ce livre, il n'est pas à moi
    mine is not an easy task
    ma tâche n'est pas facile
    that brother of mine
    mon frère
    mon imbécile de frère

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There are 2 main translations of mine in French:

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mine 2
British English: /mʌɪn/
American English: /maɪn/


  • 1 (Mining) to work in ou down the mines
    travailler dans les mines
    to go down the mine (become a miner)
    descendre à la mine
  • 2 [figurative] to be a mine of information
    être une mine de renseignements
    to have a mine of experience to draw on
    pouvoir s'appuyer sur son expérience
  • 3 (Military) (explosive) to lay a mine (on land)
    poser une mine
    (in sea)
    mouiller une mine
    to hit ou strike a mine
    heurter une mine

transitive verb

  • 2 (Military) (lay mines in)
    (blow up)
    faire sauter
    (ship, tank)

intransitive verb

  • exploiter un gisement
    to mine for
    (gems, mineral)

Phrasal verbs

mine out

mine out [something], mine [something] out
(area, pit)
the pit is completely mined out
la mine est épuisée

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