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British English: /wɛt/
American English: /wɛt/

Translation of wet in French:


  • 1 (dampness) this plant is tolerant of the wet
    cette plante tolère l'humidité
    ducks like the wet
    les canards aiment l'eau
    the car won't start in the wet
    la voiture ne veut pas démarrer par temps humide
    the tyre performs well in the wet
    le pneu a de bons résultats sur terrain mouillé
  • 2
    (British English) (feeble person) [pejorative]
    chiffe (f) molle
    (informal) [pejorative]
  • 3 (British English) (Politics)
    conservateur/-trice (m/f) modéré/-e


  • 1 (damp)
    (clothing, hair, hand, grass, road, surface, patch)
    wet with rain/urine
    mouillé par la pluie/l'urine
    wet with blood/tea
    mouillé de sang/de thé
    wet with tears
    humide de larmes
    her face was wet with tears
    son visage était baigné de larmes
    wet with sweat
    trempé de sueur
    to get wet to get one's feet/clothes wet
    se mouiller les pieds/les vêtements
    to get the floor/the towel wet
    tremper le sol/la serviette
    wet through
  • 2 (freshly applied)
    (cement, clay, plaster, varnish)
    ‘wet paint’ the ink is still wet
    l'encre n'est pas encore sèche
    to keep something wet
    empêcher quelque chose de sécher
  • 3 (rainy)
    (weather, climate, season, day, night, area)
    de pluie
    tomorrow, the North will be wet when it's wet
    quand il pleut
  • 4 (British English) [pejorative]
    qui manque de caractère
    (remark, action)
    don't be so wet!
    du nerf!
  • 5 (British English) (Politics)
    (Tory, minister, cabinet, MP)
  • 6
    (where alcohol is sold)
    (state, country)
    où l'on peut acheter des boissons alcoolisées

transitive verb

  • 1
    also: p prés -tt- prét, pp wet
    (with water, blood, sweat, tea)
    (floor, object, clothes)
  • 2 (urinate in or on) See examples: to wet one's pants/the bed
    mouiller sa culotte/le lit
    faire pipi dans sa culotte/dans son lit

reflexive verb

ear whistle

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