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private
British English: /ˈprʌɪvət/
American English: /ˈpraɪvɪt/

Translation of private in French:

noun

also: privates plural noun

  • parties (informal) (fpl) , organes (mpl) génitaux

adjective

  • 1 (not for general public)
    (property, land, beach, chapel, jet, vehicle, line, collection, party, viewing)
    privé
    room with private bath
    chambre avec salle de bains particulière
    the funeral/the wedding will be private
    l'enterrement/le mariage aura lieu dans la plus stricte intimité
  • 2 (personal, not associated with company)
    (letter, phone call, use of car)
    personnel/-elle
    (life)
    privé
    (income, means)
    personnel/-elle
    (sale)
    de particulier à particulier
    a person of private means
    une personne qui a des revenus personnels
    she is making a private visit
    elle est en visite privée
    to act in a private capacity ou as a private person
    agir à titre personnel
    the private citizen
  • 4 (not to be openly revealed)
    (conversation, talk, meeting, matter)
    privé
    (reason, opinion, thought)
    personnel/-elle
    to come to a private understanding to keep something private
    préserver l'intimité de quelque chose
    a private joke
    une plaisanterie pour initiés
  • 5 (undisturbed)
    (place, room, corner)
    tranquille
    let's go inside where we can be private
    allons dans la maison, nous y serons tranquilles

also: in private adverb phrase

Idioms

to go private

(British English) (Medicine)
se faire soigner dans le (secteur) privé

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