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British English: /sand/
American English: /sænd/

Translation of sand in French:


  • 1 (fine grit) fine/coarse sand
    sable fin/grossier

also: sands plural noun

  • 2 (desert)
    sables mpl
    the shifting sands of international politics [figurative]
    le terrain fragile de la politique internationale

transitive verb

  • 1
    also: sand down
    poncer (floor)
    frotter or passer [quelque chose] au papier de verre (car body, woodwork)
  • 2 (put sand on)
    sabler (icy road, path)


as happy as a sandboy

gai comme un pinson

to stick ou bury one's head in the sand

the sands of time run slow

le temps s'écoule lentement

the sands of time are running out for the government

les jours du gouvernement sont comptés

to build on sand


Phrasal verbs

sand up

(estuary, river)
Definition of sand in:
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