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British English: /ˈprɪz(ə)nə/
American English: /ˈprɪz(ə)nər/

Translation of prisoner in French:


  • (gen) [figurative]
    (in jail) détenu/-e m/f
    to hold ou keep somebody prisoner
    garder quelqu'un prisonnier
    they took me prisoner
    ils m'ont fait prisonnier
    prisoner of war/conscience
    prisonnier/-ière (m/f) de guerre/d'opinion
    prisoner of war camp
    camp (m) de prisonniers/-ières de guerre
    I'm a prisoner in my own home
    je suis prisonnier dans ma propre maison


to take no prisoners

ne faire aucun prisonnier
(boxer, team)
faire un massacre
(negotiating team, rival)
ne pas faire de concessions
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