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British English: /ˈsʌfə/
American English: /ˈsəfər/

Translation of suffer in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (undergo)
    subir (punishment, defeat, loss, delay, consequences)
    souffrir de (hunger)
    she suffered a great deal of pain
    elle a beaucoup souffert
    he suffered a severe neck injury
    il a été gravement blessé au cou
    to suffer a heart attack/a stroke
    avoir une crise cardiaque/une attaque
    the roof suffered storm damage
    le toit a été endommagé par la tempête
    ports have suffered a drop in trade
    les ports ont enregistré un ralentissement de l'activité commerciale
    the region has suffered severe job losses
    la région a enregistré d'importantes pertes d'emplois
  • 2 [formal] (tolerate) I won't suffer this a moment more
    je ne supporterai pas cela plus longtemps

intransitive verb

  • 1 (with illness)to suffer from
    souffrir de (malnutrition, rheumatism, heat, cold)
    avoir (headache, blood pressure)
    she was suffering from a cold
    elle avait un rhume
    to suffer from agoraphobia/depression
    être agoraphobique/dépressif/-ive
  • 2 (experience pain) I hate to see him suffer like that
    j'ai horreur de le voir souffrir comme cela
    they suffered a lot in the war
    ils ont beaucoup souffert pendant la guerre
    to suffer for one's beliefs
    souffrir à cause de ses convictions
    to suffer for one's sins
    expier ses péchés
    you'll suffer for it later
    vous le regretterez plus tard
    you'll suffer for this!
    tu t'en repentiras!
  • 3 (do badly)
    (company, profits, popularity)
    (health, quality, work)
    s'en ressentir
    the country suffers from its isolation
    le pays souffre de son isolement
    she keeps late hours and her work is beginning to suffer
    elle veille tard la nuit et son travail s'en ressent or en pâtit
    the project suffers from a lack of funds
    le problème du projet, c'est qu'il est insuffisamment financé
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