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Pronunciation: / bʀɛ̃ /

nom masculin

  • 1 (tige) See examples: un brin de muguet/persil
    a sprig of lily-of-the-valley/parsley
    un brin de paille
    a wisp of straw
    un brin d'herbe
    a blade of grass
    du muguet à deux euros le brin
    lily-of-the-valley at two euros a sprig
    couvert de brins d'herbe
    covered in bits of grass
  • 2 (peu) See examples: un brin de faire un brin de toilette
    to have a quick wash (anglais britannique)
    to wash up quickly (anglais américain)
    faire un brin de causette
    to have a little chat
    un brin exagéré/ennuyeux
    a touch exaggerated/boring
    juste un brin
    just a touch
    un beau brin de fille
    a gorgeous girl

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