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couper
Pronunciation: /kupe/

Translation of couper in English:

verbe transitif

  • 9 (isoler) couper quelqu'un de quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to cut somebody off from somebody/something
    il vit coupé du monde
    he lives cut off from the outside world

verbe intransitif

also: se couper verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se blesser)
    to cut oneself (avec with)
    il s'est coupé au menton/à l'oreille
    he cut himself on the chin/on the ear
    il s'est coupé le doigt (entamé)
    he cut his finger
    (amputé) he cut his finger off
    se couper les cheveux/ongles
    to cut one's hair/nails
  • 2 (se trahir)
    to give oneself away
  • 3 (s'isoler)se couper de quelqu'un/quelque chose (volontairement)
    to cut oneself off from somebody/something
    (involontairement) to be cut off from somebody/something
  • 5 (se tailler) ça se coupe facilement/difficilement
    it's easy/hard to cut

Idioms

c'est ton tour de faire à manger, tu n'y couperas pas

it's your turn to cook, you won't get out of it

j'en mettrais ma main à couper or au feu

I'd stake my life on it

ça te la coupe (populaire), hein?

that's shut you up (familier)!
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