Share this entry

rare
British English: /rɛː/
American English: /rɛr/

Translation of rare in French:

adjective

  • 1 (uncommon) it is rare to see
    il est rare de voir
    it is rare for somebody to do
    il est rare que quelqu'un fasse
    with a few rare exceptions
    à quelques rares exceptions près
    on the rare occasions when…
    les rares fois où…
    a rare event
    un événement exceptionnel
  • 2
    (steak)
    saignant
    I like it very rare
    je l'aime bleu
  • 3
    (atmosphere, air)
    raréfié
  • 4
    [dated]
    (wonderful) to have a rare old time
    bien s'amuser

Definition of rare in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: