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British English: /pɔː/
, /pʊə/
American English: /pʊr/
, /pɔr/

Translation of poor in French:



  • 1 (not wealthy)
    (person, country) (never before n) in en
    I ended up £100 the poorer
    je me suis retrouvé plus pauvre de cent livres
    to become ou get poorer
  • 2 (inferior)
    (quality, start, result, record)
    (of student, pupil)
    (of worker, factory)
    (soldier, manager, performance) (before n)
    (education, English, communication, planning, advice)
    (harvest, weather, forecast, visibility)
    (health, eyesight, memory)
    (soil) (never before n)
    (chance, attendance)
    (lacking quality)
    (consolation) (before n)
    to be poor at
    être faible en
    (maths, French)
    to be a poor sailor
    ne pas avoir le pied marin
    I'm a poor traveller
    je supporte mal les voyages
    to be a poor substitute for something
    ne pas valoir quelque chose
  • 3 (deserving pity)
    (before n)
    the poor little boy
    le pauvre petit garçon
    poor Eric!
    pauvre Éric!
    poor you!
    pauvre de toi!
    you poor (old) thing!
    mon/ma pauvre!
    she's got a cold, poor thing
    elle a attrapé un rhume, la pauvre
  • 4 (sorry, pathetic)
    (attempt, creature)
    (excuse) (before n)


as poor as a church mouse

the poor man's champagne

le champagne du pauvre

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