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feminine: essentielle
Pronunciation: /esɑ̃sjɛl/

Translation of essentiel in English:


  • 3 (Philosophie)être essentiel
    to be an essential attribute (à of)

nom masculin

  • 1 (chose principale) c'est l'essentiel
    that's the main thing
    l'essentiel (c')est de faire/que tu sois avec nous
    the main thing is to do/that you are with us
    oublier l'essentiel
    to forget the most important thing
    aller à l'essentiel
    to get to the heart of the matter

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