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British English: /ˈkwʌɪət/
American English: /ˈkwaɪət/

Translation of quiet in French:


  • 2 (peace) the quiet of the countryside
    la tranquillité de la campagne
    let's have some peace and quiet
    pourrions-nous avoir un peu de calme maintenant
  • 3
    (secret) See examples: to do something on the quiet
    faire quelque chose discrètement


  • 1 (silent)
    (church, person, room)
    to keep ou stay quiet to go quiet
    (person, assembly)
    se taire
    the room went quiet
    la salle s'est tue
    to keep something quiet
    empêcher [quelque chose] de faire du bruit
    (bells, machinery)
    (dog, child)
    be quiet (stop talking)
    (make no noise)
    ne fais pas de bruit
    you're quiet, are you OK?
    tu es bien silencieux, ça va?
  • 4 (calm)
    (village, holiday, night)
    business/the stock market is quiet
    le marché/la Bourse est calme
    to lead a quiet life
    mener une vie tranquille
    OK! anything for a quiet life!
    tout ce que tu veux pourvu que je sois tranquille!
  • 5 (for few people)
    (dinner, meal)
    (wedding, funeral)
    célébré dans l'intimité
  • 7 (secret) See examples: to keep [something] quiet
    ne pas divulguer
    garder [quelque chose] secret/-ète

transitive verb

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