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Pronunciation: /ʃɑ̃dɛl/

Translation of chandelle in English:

nom féminin

  • 2 (Sport)faire la chandelle
    (en gymnastique) to do a shoulder stand
    (au tennis) to hit a lob
    (au rugby) to play an up-and-under
    (au football) to loft the ball
  • 3 (Aviation)monter en chandelle
  • 4 (jeu)
    (children's party game)
  • 5 [populaire] (morve)
    trickle of snot [familier]
    avoir la chandelle au nez
    to have a runny nose
    to have a snotty nose [familier]


chandelle romaine


devoir une fière chandelle à quelqu'un

to be hugely indebted to somebody

faire des économies de bouts de chandelles

to make cheeseparing economies

tenir la chandelle

to play gooseberry [familier]

brûler la chandelle par les deux bouts

to burn the candle at both ends

le jeu n'en vaut pas la chandelle

the game isn't worth the candle

la chandelle brûle

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