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British English: /θɪn/
American English: /θɪn/

Translation of thin in French:


  • 1 (in width)
    (nose, lips, stick, wall)
    (line, stripe, string, wire)
  • 2 (in depth)
    (slice, layer)
    the ice is thin
    la couche de glace n'est pas très épaisse
  • 4 (lean)
    (person, face, arm, leg)
    he looks thin and haggard
    il est hâve et maigre
    to get thin
  • 7 (Finance)thin trading
    marché (m) calme
  • 9 [figurative] (unconvincing)
    peu convaincant
    to wear thin
    (joke, excuse)
    être usé
    my patience is wearing thin
    je commence à perdre patience
  • 10
    (at altitude)


  • (slice)
    en tranches (fpl) fines
    en couche mince

transitive verb p prés etc -nn-

intransitive verb

  • also: p prés etc -nn- thin out
    (fog, mist)
    se dissiper
    se disperser
    se raréfier

also: thinning present participle adjective


as thin as a rake ou lath

maigre comme un clou

to be thin on the ground

être rare

to get thin on top

se dégarnir

to have a thin time of it

traverser une période difficile

Phrasal verbs

thin down

(American English)

thin out

thin [something] out, thin out [something]
(seedlings, hedge)

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