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British English: /wʌnˈsɛlf/
American English: /ˌwənˈsɛlf/
When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, oneself is translated by se (or s' before a vowel): to hurt oneself = se blesser; to enjoy oneself = s'amuser.When used in emphasis the translation is soi-même: to do something oneself = faire quelque chose soi-même.After a preposition, the translation is soi.For particular usages see the entry below.

Translation of oneself in French:


  • 1 (refl) to wash/cut oneself
    se laver/couper
  • 3 (after prep) to be sure of oneself
    être sûr de soi
    to look pleased with oneself
    avoir l'air content de soi
    to have the house all to oneself
    avoir la maison pour soi tout seul/toute seule
    to talk to oneself
    parler tout seul/toute seule
    (all) by oneself
    tout seul/toute seule
    ashamed keep
Definition of oneself in:
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