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Pronunciation: / depɑ̃ /

Translation of dépens in English:

nom masculin pluriel

  • 1 (détriment) See examples: aux dépens de économiser aux dépens des patients
    to save money at the patients' expense
    insister sur la quantité aux dépens de la qualité
    to put the emphasis on quantity at the expense of quality
    victoire or succès aux dépens de l'équipe favorite
    win over the favourite (british) team
    se qualifier aux dépens d'Auxerre
    to qualify by beating Auxerre
    réussir aux dépens des autres
    to walk over people to get to the top
    rire aux dépens de quelqu'un
    to have a laugh at somebody's expense
    apprendre/découvrir à ses dépens
    to learn/to discover to one's cost
  • 2 (frais) See examples: vivre aux dépens des autres
    to live off other people
    s'enrichir/s'engraisser (familier) aux dépens des autres
    to get rich/to become prosperous at other people's expense

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