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beau

(bel before vowel or mute h)
(mpl beaux)
Pronunciation: /bo; bɛl/
belle

Translation of beau in English:

adj

m

  • qu'est-ce que tu as fait de beau? done anything interesting?

phr (avoir beau)

  • j'ai beau essayer, je n'y arrive pas it's no good my trying, I can't do it

Compounds

beau fixe

  • fine weather

beaux jours

  • fine weather; good days

Idioms

faire le beau

[dog] to sit up and beg

c'est du beau!

[fam] [ironic], lovely!

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