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British English: /sʌm/
American English: /səm/

Translation of sum in French:


  • 1 (amount of money) a considerable/paltry sum
    une somme considérable/dérisoire
    a large/small sum of money
    une grosse/petite somme
  • 3 (total) [literal] the sum of
    la somme de (experience, happiness)
    l'ensemble (m) de (achievements)
    the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
    l'ensemble est plus grand que la somme de ses parties


the sum and substance of something

l'essentiel de quelque chose

Phrasal verbs

sum up

sum up 1 (gen)
to sum up, I'd like to say…
pour récapituler or en résumé, je voudrais dire…
2 (Law)
sum up [something] 1 (summarize)
résumer (argument, point of view)
that sums it up exactly
ça résume parfaitement la situation
2 (judge accurately)
apprécier (situation)
se faire une idée de (person)
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