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British English: /skeɪl/
American English: /skeɪl/

Translation of scale in French:


  • 1 (extent)
    (of crisis, disaster, success, violence) étendue (f) (of de)
    (of reform, development, defeat, recession, task) ampleur (f) (of de)
    (of activity, operation) envergure (f) (of de)
    (of support, change) degré (m) (of de)
    on a large/small scale
    à grande/petite échelle
    on an unexpected/a modest scale
    d'une ampleur inattendue/modeste
  • 2 (grading system) salary scale scale of values
    échelle de valeurs
    at the other end of the scale
    à l'autre bout de l'échelle
    on a scale of 1 to 10
    sur une échelle allant de 1 à 10
  • 3 (for maps, models) on a scale of 2 km to 1 cm
    à une échelle de 1 cm pour 2 km
    the model is out of ou not to scale
    la maquette n'est pas à l'échelle
  • 6 (Music) to play/sing a scale
    faire/chanter une gamme
    the scale of G
    la gamme de sol

also: scales plural noun

transitive verb


the scales fell from my eyes

tout d'un coup j'ai compris

Phrasal verbs

scale back

= → scale down 2

scale down

scale [something] down, scale down [something] 1.1 (reduce according to scale)
réduire l'échelle de (drawing, map)
1.2 [figurative] (reduce)
ralentir (production)
réduire (expenditure, import, involvement, activity)

scale up

scale [something] up, scale up [something] 1.1 [literal]
augmenter l'échellle de (drawing, map)
1.2 [figurative]
augmenter (activity, work)
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