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British English: /ʃeɪd/
American English: /ʃeɪd/

Translation of shade in French:


  • 1 (shadow) 40° in the shade
    40° à l'ombre
    in the shade of
    à l'ombre de
    to provide shade
    donner de l'ombre
  • 2 (tint) (of colour)
    [figurative] (of opinion, meaning) nuance (f)
    pastel shades
    tons pastels
    an attractive shade of blue
    un beau bleu
    to turn a deep shade of red
    devenir tout rouge
    this word has several shades of meaning
    ce mot a plusieurs nuances
    a solution that should appeal to all shades of opinion
    une solution qui devrait plaire à toutes les tendances
  • 3 (small amount, degree) a shade too loud
    un tout petit peu trop fort
    un tantinet trop (informal) fort [humorous]
    a shade of envy/resentment
    un soupçon de jalousie/ressentiment

also: shades plural noun

  • 2 (undertones) shades of Mozart/of the sixties
    ça fait penser à Mozart/aux années soixante

transitive verb

  • 1 (screen)
    (tree, canopy, sunshade)
    donner de l'ombre à, protéger [quelqu'un/quelque chose] du soleil
    the hat shaded her face
    le chapeau projetait une ombre sur son visage
    the garden was shaded by trees
    le jardin était ombragé par des arbres
    to shade one's eyes (with one's hand)
    s'abriter les yeux de la main

intransitive verb

  • (blend)
    (colour, tone)
    se fondre (into en)
    the blue shades off into green
    le bleu se fond en vert
    right shades into wrong
    le bien et le mal se confondent

also: shaded past participle adjective

  • 1 (shady)
  • 2 (covered)
    (light, lamp)
    avec un abat-jour
  • 3 (Art)
    also: shade-in
    (area, background) (gen) sombre
    (produced by hatching) hachuré


to put somebody in the shade

éclipser quelqu'un

to put something in the shade

surpasser or surclasser quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

shade in

shade in [something], shade [something] in
ombrer (drawing)
(by hatching) hachurer (area, map)
colorier (picture)

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