Share this entry

British English: /ˈʃeɪki/
American English: /ˈʃeɪki/

Translation of shaky in French:


  • 1 (liable to shake)
    (chair, ladder, structure)
    branlant, peu stable
    my hands are rather shaky
    j'ai les mains qui tremblent
    I feel a bit shaky
    je me sens un peu flageolant
  • 2 [figurative] (liable to founder)
    (marriage, relationship, position)
    (evidence, argument, grounds)
    peu solide, peu fiable
    (knowledge, memory, prospects)
    peu sûr
    (regime, democracy)
  • 3 [figurative] (uncertain) we got off to a rather shaky start (in relationship, business)
    au début cela a été difficile pour nous
    (in performance) nous étions très peu sûrs de nous au début
    my French is a bit shaky
    mon français est un peu hésitant
    to be on shaky ground
    être peu sûr de soi

Definition of shaky in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: