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remain
British English: /rɪˈmeɪn/
American English: /rəˈmeɪn/

Translation of remain in French:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (be left) not much remains of the building
    il ne reste pas grand-chose du bâtiment
    a lot remains to be done the fact remains that …
    il reste que, toujours est-il que …
    it remains to be seen whether
    il reste à voir si
    that remains to be seen
    cela reste à voir
    it only remains for me to say
    il ne me reste qu'à dire
  • 2 (stay)
    (person, memory, trace)
    (problem, doubt)
    to remain standing/seated
    rester debout/assis
    to remain silent to remain hopeful
    continuer à espérer
    to let things remain as they are
    laisser les choses en l'état
    to remain with somebody all his/her life
    (memory)
    accompagner quelqu'un toute sa vie
    if the weather remains fine
    si le temps se maintient au beau
    ‘I remain, yours faithfully’
    ‘je vous prie d'agréer mes salutations les meilleures’

also: remaining present participle adjective

  • for the remain months of my life
    pendant les mois qu'il me reste à vivre

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