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mouth
British English: /maʊθ/
American English: /maʊθ/

Translation of mouth in French:

noun

  • 1 (of human, horse)
    (of other animal)
    in one's mouth
    dans la bouche
    to have five mouths to feed to open/shut one's mouth
    ouvrir/fermer la bouche
    with my/his etc mouth open
    bouche bée
    inv
    why did you have to open your (big) mouth (informal)?
    qu'est-ce qui t'a pris d'ouvrir ta grande gueule (slang)?
    he's got a big mouth (informal)
    il a une grande gueule
    (slang)
    me and my big mouth (informal)!
    moi et ma grande gueule (slang)!
  • 3
    [informal]
    (talk) See examples: he's all mouth (and no action)
    il cause, c'est tout ce qu'il sait faire
    (informal)
    that's enough mouth from you!
    je t'ai assez entendu!
    to watch one's mouth
    surveiller son langage

transitive verb

  • 1 (move lips silently)
    articuler silencieusement
    (word, lyrics, answer)
  • 2 [pejorative] (say insincerely)
    (platitudes, rhetoric)

intransitive verb

  • 2 (American English) (speak affectedly)

Idioms

by word of mouth

de bouche à oreille

don't put words in my mouth

ne me fais pas dire ce que je n'ai pas dit

his heart was in his mouth

son cœur battait la chamade

to be down in the mouth

être tout triste

to leave a bad ou nasty taste in one's ou the mouth

[figurative]
laisser un arrière-goût amer

to put one's foot in one's mouth

to shoot one's mouth off

to take the words right out of somebody's mouth

ôter les mots de la bouche de quelqu'un

wash your mouth out!

ne dis pas de gros mots!

I'll wash your mouth out with soap!

je vais te faire passer l'envie de dire des gros mots!

Phrasal verbs

mouth off

(informal) [pejorative]
1 mouth off 1.1 (shout)
about à propos de
at somebody contre quelqu'un
1.2 (American English) (be impudent)
répondre insolemment
1.3 (American English) (speak indiscreetly)
(informal)
2 mouth off [something]
(informal) (opinions, prejudices)

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