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British English: /tʌn/
American English: /tən/

Translation of ton in French:


  • 1 (in weight) (British English)
    also: gross ou long ton
    (1 016 kg)
    (American English)
    also: net ou short ton
    (907 kg)
    a three-ton truck
    un camion de trois tonnes
    to weigh a ton ou be a ton weight (British English) [figurative]
    peser une tonne
  • 2 (Nautical) (in volume) freight/register ton
    tonneau (m) d'affrètement/de jauge
  • 3 [informal] (a lot)a ton of
    plein de [informal]
    un tas de [informal] (books, papers etc)
    tons of
    des tas de [informal]
    plein de [informal] (food, paper, bands)
    we've tons left
    il nous en reste plein [informal]
    her new car is tons better than the other one
    sa nouvelle voiture est mille fois mieux que l'autre


they'll come down on us like a ton of bricks

ils vont nous tomber dessus [informal]

to do a ton

[informal] (British English)
faire du cent soixante à l'heure [informal]
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