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British English: /ɒdz/
American English: /ɑdz/

Translation of odds in French:

plural noun

  • 1 (in betting)
    cote (f) (on sur)
    what are the odds?
    quelle est la cote?
    the odds are 20 to 1
    la cote est 20 contre 1
    the odds on Dayjar are 3 to 1
    Dayjar est coté à 3 contre 1
    the odds are six to one on
    la cote est de un contre 6
    the odds are five to two against
    la cote est de cinq contre deux
    to give ou offer odds of
    proposer une cote de
    to quote odds of 6 to 1 the odds on X are short/long
    X est bien/mal coté
  • 2 (chance, likelihood)
    chances fpl
    the odds are against/in favour of something
    quelque chose est improbable/probable
    the odds are against it
    il y a peu de chances
    the odds against/in favour of something happening
    les chances que quelque chose n'arrive pas/arrive
    the odds on something happening are even
    il y a une chance sur deux que quelque chose arrive
    the odds are against us/in our favour
    la chance n'est pas/est de notre côté
    the odds are in favour of her doing
    elle a de fortes chances de faire
    the odds are that she'll do
    il y a de fortes chances qu'elle fasse
    to fight against the odds
    lutter contre l'adversité
    to win against the odds
    gagner contre toute attente
    to shorten/lengthen the odds on something
    rendre quelque chose plus/moins probable
    to shorten the odds on somebody doing
    augmenter les chances que quelqu'un fasse


it makes no odds

(British English)
ça n'a pas d'importance

to pay over the odds for something

payer le prix fort pour quelque chose

to be at odds

(in dispute) être en conflit
(contradictory, inconsistent) être en contradiction
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