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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 (morve)
    trickle of snot (familier)
    avoir la chandelle au nez
    to have a runny nose, to have a snotty (familier) nose


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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