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nerve
British English: /nəːv/
American English: /nərv/

Translation of nerve in French:

noun

  • 2 (courage)
    (confidence)
    assurance (f)
    to have the nerve to do
    avoir le courage or le cran (informal) de faire
    to keep one's nerve
    conserver son sang-froid
    to lose one's nerve
    perdre son courage, se dégonfler (informal)
    to recover one's nerve
    retrouver son assurance

also: nerves plural noun

  • (nervousness)
    nerfs mpl
    (stage fright)
    trac (informal) (m)
    to have an attack of nerves
    faire une crise de nerfs
    she suffers from (her) nerves
    c'est une grande nerveuse
    to be in a state of nerves
    avoir les nerfs en pelote (informal)
    it's only nerves!
    c'est nerveux!
    his nerves were on edge
    il était sur les nerfs
    that noise is getting on my nerves
    ce bruit me tape sur les nerfs (informal)
    to live on one's nerves to be all nerves
    être un paquet de nerfs
    to calm somebody's nerves
    calmer quelqu'un
    you need strong nerves to do that kind of work
    il faut avoir les nerfs solides pour faire ce genre de travail
    to have nerves of steel a war ou battle of nerves
    une guerre des nerfs

transitive verb

  • to nerve oneself to do
    s'armer de courage pour faire

Idioms

to touch ou hit a raw nerve

toucher un point sensible

to strain every nerve to do

s'évertuer à faire

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