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such
British English: /sʌtʃ/
American English: /sətʃ/

Translation of such in French:

pronoun

  • 1 (this) See examples: such is life
    c'est la vie
    she's a good singer and recognized as such
    c'est une bonne chanteuse et elle est reconnue comme telle
    she's talented and recognized as such
    elle a du talent et son talent est reconnu
    as

determiner

  • 1 (of kind previously mentioned) (replicated)
    (similar)
    (of similar sort)
    de ce type
    (after n)
    such a situation
    une telle situation
    such individuals
    de tels individus
    in such a situation
    dans une situation pareille
    at such a time
    dans un moment pareil
    many such proposals
    de nombreuses propositions de ce type
    and other such arguments
    et autres arguments de ce type
    all such basic foods
    tous les aliments de base de ce type
    potatoes, bread and all such basic foods
    les pommes de terre, le pain et tous les autres aliments de base
    doctors, dentists and all such people
    les docteurs, les dentistes et toutes les personnes qui exercent ce type de métier
    a mouse or some such animal
    une souris ou un animal semblable
    he said ‘so what!’ or some such remark
    il a dit ‘et alors!’ ou quelque chose comme ça
    there was some such case last year
    il s'est produit la même chose l'année dernière
    there's no such person
    il/elle n'existe pas
    there was such a man I believe
    je crois que cet homme a existé
    there's no such thing
    ça n'existe pas
    I've never heard of such a thing
    je n'ai jamais entendu parler d'une chose pareille
    I didn't say any such thing you'll do no such thing!
    il n'en est pas question!
    I 've been waiting for just such an opportunity
    j'attendais justement que l'occasion se présente
  • 2 (of specific kind) See examples: to be such that …
    être tel/telle que …
    my hours are such that I usually miss the last train
    mes horaires sont tels que je rate habituellement le dernier train
    his movements were such as to arouse suspicion
    il se conduisait de telle façon qu'il éveillait les soupçons
    in such a way that …
    d'une telle façon que …
  • 3 (any possible) See examples: such money as I have
    le peu d'argent or tout l'argent que j'ai
    until such time as
    jusqu'à ce que
    (+ subj)
  • 4 (so great) there was such carnage!
    il y avait un tel carnage!
    to be having such problems
    avoir de tels problèmes
    such was his admiration/anger that …
    son admiration/sa colère était telle que …
    his fear was such that …
    il avait tellement peur que …
    to be in such despair/in such a rage
    être tellement désespéré/dans une telle colère
  • 5 [ironic] (of such small worth, quantity) See examples: you can borrow my boots such as they are
    ces bottes ne sont pas géniales (informal) mais tu peux les emprunter
    we picked up the apples such as there were
    nous avons ramassé les rares pommes qu'il y avait par terre

also: such as determiner phrase, conjunction phrase

  • such a house as this, a house such as this
    une maison comme celle-ci
    it was on just such a night as this that …
    c'est par une nuit exactement comme celle-ci que …
    such cities as ou cities such as Manchester and Birmingham
    des villes telles que ou comme Manchester et Birmingham
    a person such as her
    une personne comme elle
    such as? (as response) (gen)
    quoi par exemple?
    (referring to person)
    qui par exemple?
    there are no such things as giants
    les géants n'existent pas
    have you such a thing as a screwdriver?
    auriez-vous un tournevis par hasard?
    inflation such as occurred last year
    l'inflation telle qu'elle s'est manifestée l'année dernière

adverb

  • (to a great degree) (with adjectives)
    (with nouns)
    in such a persuasive way
    d'une façon si convaincante
    such a nice boy!
    un garçon si gentil!, un si gentil garçon!
    such excellent meals
    de si bons plats
    such good quality as this
    une telle qualité
    I hadn't seen such a good film for years
    je n'avais pas vu un aussi bon film depuis des années
    don't be such an idiot
    ne sois pas si stupide
    she's not such an idiot as she seems
    elle n'est pas aussi stupide que l'on croit
    only such an idiot (as him) would do
    il n'y a qu'un imbécile (comme lui) qui ferait
    it was such (a lot of) fun
    on s'est tellement amusé
    such a lot of problems
    tant de problèmes
    (ever (informal)) such a lot of people
    beaucoup de gens
    thanks ever such a lot (informal)

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