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one

Pronunciation: /wʌn/

Translation of one in French:

det

  • 1 (single) un/une one car une voiture one dog un chien to raise one hand lever la main
  • 2 (unique, sole) seul/-e (before n) my one vice mon seul vice my one and only tie ma seule et unique cravate the one and only Edith Piaf l'incomparable Edith Piaf
  • 3 (same) même at one and the same time en même temps

pron

  • 1 (indefinite) un/une (m/f) can you lend me one? tu peux m'en prêter un/une? one of them (person) l'un d'eux/l'une d'elles (thing) l'un/l'une (m/f)
  • 2 (impersonal) (as subject) on; (as object) vous one never knows on ne sait jamais
  • 3 (demonstrative) the grey one le gris/la grise this one celui-ci/celle-ci which one? lequel/laquelle? that's the one c'est celui-là/celle-là he's/she's the one who c'est lui/elle qui
  • 4one-fifty (in sterling) une livre cinquante

n

  • (number) un (m); (referring to feminine) une (f) one o'clock une heure in ones and twos par petits groupes

phr (one by one)

  • un par un/une par une

Idioms

to be one up on sb

[fam] avoir un avantage sur qn

to go one better than sb

faire mieux que qn

I for one think that

pour ma part je crois que

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