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Pronunciation: / ʃɑ̃te /

Translation of chanter in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2 (célébrer)
    to sing (of), to celebrate
    (exploit, héros)
    chanter les louanges de quelqu'un
    to sing somebody's praises
  • 3
    (raconter) See examples: qu'est-ce qu'il nous chante?
    what's he on about (familier)? (anglais britannique) , what's he talking about?
    chanter quelque chose sur tous les tons
    to harp on about something

also: chanter à verbe transitif indirect

  • (plaire) See examples: si le film te chante
    if the film appeals to you
    ça te chante d'aller à la campagne?
    do you feel like ou fancy (familier) going to the country?
    ça ne me chante guère de partir
    I don't really feel like going
    ça n'a guère chanté à mon père
    it didn't go down very well with my father
    je ferai comme il me chantera
    I'll do as I please

verbe intransitif

  • 3 (subir du chantage)faire chanter quelqu'un
    to blackmail somebody

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