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British English: /tan/
American English: /tæn/

Translation of tan in French:


  • 2 (colour)
    (of leather) fauve (m)
    (of fabric, paper) terre (f) de sienne
  • 3 (Mathematics)


  • (leather)
    (fabric, paper)
    terre de sienne inv

transitive verb p prés etc -nn-

  • 1
    (sun) (gen) bronzer
    (sun, wind)
    (make weather-beaten) tanner
    to tan one's back/face
    se bronzer le dos/le visage
  • 3 [informal] (beat)
    rosser [informal] (personne)
    I'll tan your hide [informal] (for you)!
    je vais te flanquer une raclée! [informal]

intransitive verb

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