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British English: /sleɪt/
American English: /sleɪt/

Translation of slate in French:


  • 1 (rock) made of slate
    en ardoise
    before n (quarry, mining)
  • 2 (piece, tablet) a roof slate
    une ardoise
    before n (roof)
  • 3 (American English) (Politics)
    liste (f) de candidature

transitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    couvrir [quelque chose] d'ardoises (roof)
  • 2 (British English) [informal] (criticize)
    (press, critic)
    taper sur [informal] (play, film, politician, policy) (for pour)
    (boss, teacher)
    blâmer (worker, pupil) (for pour)
  • 3 (American English) (Politics)
    mettre [quelqu'un] sur la liste (candidate)
  • 4 (American English) (be expected) to be slated to go far
    avoir de fortes chances d'aller loin


to put something on the slate

mettre quelque chose sur l'ardoise [informal]

to start again with a clean slate

to wipe the slate clean

faire table rase

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