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Pronunciation: /ɑ̃/

Translation of en in English:


  • 2il est toujours en manteau he always wears a coat
  • 5c'est en or it's (made of) gold le même en bleu/plus grand the same in blue/only bigger en hauteur, le mur fait trois mètres the wall is three metres (BrE) high
  • 6 (used with gerund) je l'ai croisé en sortant I met him as I was leaving prends un café en attendant have a cup of coffee while you're waiting l'enfant se réveilla en hurlant the child woke up screaming ouvrez cette caisse en soulevant le couvercle open this box by lifting the lid tu aurais moins chaud en enlevant ta veste you'd be cooler if you took your jacket off


  • 1 (indicating means) il sortit son épée et l'en transperça he took out his sword and ran him/her through
  • 2 (indicating cause) ça l'a tellement bouleversé qu'il en est tombé malade it distressed him so much that he fell ill (BrE) or became sick (AmE)
  • 3 (representing person) ils aiment leurs enfants et ils en sont aimés they love their children and they are loved by them
  • 4 (representing thing) ‘veux-tu du vin?’—‘oui, j'en veux’ ‘would you like some wine?’—‘yes, I'd like some’ il n'en reste pas beaucoup there isn't much (of it) left there aren't many left j'en suis fier I'm proud of it
  • 5 [fam] tu en as un beau chapeau! what a nice hat you've got!

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