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British English: /ˈsəːfɪs/
American English: /ˈsərfəs/

Translation of surface in French:


  • 1 [literal] (of water, land, object) on ou at the surface (of liquid)
    à la surface
    on the surface (of solid)
    sur la surface
    to work at the surface (Mining)
    travailler en surface or au jour
  • 2 [figurative] to skim the surface of
    effleurer (problem, issue)
    on the surface it was a simple problem
    en apparence le problème était simple
    beneath the surface he's very shy
    au fond il est très timide
    violence is never far below the surface
    la violence est toujours latente
    to come ou rise to the surface
    (tensions, feelings, emotions)
    se manifester

adjective before n

  • 3 (Linguistics)
    (structure, grammar, analysis)
    de surface

transitive verb

  • faire le revêtement de (road, ground)
    to surface something with
    revêtir quelque chose de

intransitive verb

  • 2 [figurative] (come to surface)
    (tension, anxiety, racism)
    se manifester
    (problem, evidence, scandal)
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