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small
British English: /smɔːl/
American English: /smɔl/

Translation of small in French:

noun

  • the small of the back
    le creux du dos, les reins
    mpl
    in the small of her back
    dans le creux du dos

also: smalls plural noun

[informal]

adjective

  • 1 (not big)
    (house, car, book, coin, dog, bag) (before n)
    (change, job, mistake, matter) (before n)
    (increase, majority, proportion, quantity, amount, stake) (before n)
    (sum, number) (before n)
    the dress is too small for her
    la robe est trop petite pour elle
    a small sweatshirt
    un sweatshirt de petite taille
    the change was small
    le changement était sans importance
    his influence was small
    son influence était négligeable
    it would cost a small fortune (informal)
    ça me coûterait une petite fortune
    the small matter of the £1,000 you owe me
    [ironic]
    la bagatelle de 1 000 livres que tu me dois
    [ironic]
    it is written with a small letter
    ça s'écrit avec une minuscule
    in his ou her own small way
    (gen)
    à sa façon
    (financially)
    dans la mesure de ses modestes moyens
    small amount of
    ajoutez un peu de
    to cut something up small
    couper quelque chose en petits morceaux
    to fold something up small
    plier quelque chose plusieurs fois
    everybody, great and small, will be affected
    riches et pauvres, tout le monde sera touché
    the smallest room (informal)
    [euphemistic]
    le petit coin
    (informal) [euphemistic]
    it's a small world!
    que le monde est petit!
  • 3 (not much) See examples: to have small cause ou reason for worrying ou to worry
    n'avoir guère de raisons de s'inquiéter
    it is small comfort ou consolation to somebody
    c'est une piètre consolation pour quelqu'un
    it is of small consequence
    c'est sans importance
    it is of no small consequence
    c'est loin d'être sans importance
    small wonder he left!
    pas étonnant qu'il soit parti!
  • 5 (humiliated) See examples: to feel ou look small to make somebody feel ou look small
    humilier quelqu'un
    ‘I did it,’ she said in a small voice
    ‘c'est moi qui l'ai fait’ a-t-elle dit d'une petite voix

adverb

Idioms

he's small beer (informal) ou potatoes (informal)

(American English)
il est insignifiant

it's small beer ou potatoes

(American English) (informal)

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