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Pronunciation: /peɪn/

Translation of pain in French:


  • 2 [fam] (annoying person, thing) he's/it's a pain il est/c'est enquiquinant [fam] he's a pain in the neck [fam] il est casse-pieds [fam]

npl (pains)

  • to be at pains to do prendre grand soin de faire to take great pains over or with sth se donner beaucoup de mal pour qch

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