There are 2 main translations of sad in French:

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sad

British English: /sad/
American English: /sæd/

adjective

  • 1
    (person, face, voice, song, film, news)
    to be sad to do it makes me sad
    cela me rend triste
    to be sad that …
    (person)
    être triste que …
    (+ subj)
    we are sad about ou at the accident
    l'accident nous attriste
    it's sad that …
    c'est triste que …
    (+ subj)
    it's sad to hear that …
    il est triste d'apprendre que …
    it was a sad sight
    c'était triste à voir
  • 2 (unfortunate)
    (fact, truth) (before n)
    it is my sad duty to sentence you to…
    c'est mon triste devoir de vous condamner à…
    sad to say,…
    c'est malheureux à dire, mais…
  • 3 (deplorable)
    (attitude, situation)
    a sad change has come over society
    notre société a changé de façon navrante
    it's a sad state of affairs when one can't/one has to…
    c'est triste de ne pas pouvoir/d'avoir à…
    it's a sad day for democracy/football
    c'est un sombre jour pour la démocratie/le football

Idioms

to be a sadder but wiser person

avoir reçu une leçon dure mais profitable

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There are 2 main translations of sad in French:

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SAD
British English: /sad/
American English: /sæd/

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