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British English: /ˈnɑːsti/
American English: /ˈnæsti/

Translation of nasty in French:




  • 1 (unpleasant)
    (crime, experience, sight, taste, surprise, suspicion)
    (feeling, task)
    (expression, look)
    (affair, business) (before n)
    I got a nasty fright
    j'ai vraiment eu un choc
    the nasty weather
    le mauvais temps
    to smell nasty to taste nasty
    avoir mauvais goût
    it's nasty and hot
    il fait une chaleur désagréable
    things could get nasty
    les choses pourraient mal tourner
    to turn nasty
    devenir méchant
    se gâter
    to be a nasty piece of work
    être un sale type/une sale femme
  • 2 (unkind)
    (trick) (before n)
    (gossip, letter)
    you've got a nasty mind
    tu vois toujours le mal partout
    a nasty sense of humour
    un humour méchant
    he gets nasty when he's tired
    il devient méchant quand il est fatigué
    to be nasty to
    être dur envers
    to say nasty things about
    dire des choses méchantes au sujet de
  • 3 (serious)
    (cut, bruise) (before n)
    (bump, crack, fall, accident)
    (cold) (before n)

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