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British English: /skɪn/
American English: /skɪn/

Translation of skin in French:


  • 1 (of person) to have dry/greasy/sensitive skin
    avoir la peau sèche/grasse/sensible
    to wear cotton next to the skin
    porter du coton à même la peau
  • 2 (of animal) leopard/rabbit skin
    peau de léopard/de lapin
  • 3 (Culinary)
    (of fruit, vegetable, sausage) peau (f)
    (of onion) pelure (f)
    remove the skin before cooking (of fruit, vegetable)
    éplucher avant de faire cuire
  • 6 (American English) [informal] (in handshake)
    paluche (f) [informal]
    pince (f) [informal]
    give ou slip me some skin!
    serrons-nous la pince! [informal]
  • 7 [slang] (cigarette paper)
    papier (m) à cigarette

transitive verb p prés etc -nn-

  • 2 (graze) to skin one's knee/elbow
    s'écorcher le genou/coude
  • 3 (American English) [informal] (swindle)
    plumer [informal]
  • 4 (American English) [informal] (cut hair)


to be nothing but skin and bones

to get under somebody's skin

taper sur les nerfs de quelqu'un

I've got you under my skin

je t'ai dans la peau [informal]

to have a thick/thin skin

être insensible/susceptible

to jump out of one's skin

sauter au plafond [informal]

to save one's (own) skin

sauver sa peau [informal]

to be ou get soaked to the skin

to skin somebody alive

écorcher quelqu'un vif

it's no skin off my nose ou back

je m'en balance [informal]

to keep one's eyes skinned

rester attentif or vigilant

by the skin of one's teeth

(manage, pass, survive)
de justesse

to escape ou avoid disaster by the skin of one's teeth

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