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Pronunciation: / ekleʀe /

Translation of éclairer in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2 (avec une lampe, bougie etc)
    to give [somebody] some light
    (pour montrer le chemin)
    to light the way for

verbe intransitif

  • (lampe, bougie)
    to give light
    bien/mal éclairer
    to give a good/poor light
    ça éclaire peu
    it doesn't give much light

also: s'éclairer verbe pronominal

  • 2 (se donner de la lumière) See examples: s'éclairer à l'électricité
    to have electric lighting
    nous nous éclairons à la bougie
    we use candles for lighting
    j'ai pris une lampe de poche pour m'éclairer
    I took a torch (anglais britannique) ou flashlight (anglais américain) to see my way
  • 3 (s'éclaircir)
    to become clearer
    to be cleared up

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