There are 2 main translations of ferme in English:

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Pronunciation: / fɛʀm /


  • 7 (Droit) (sans sursis) See examples: peine de prison ferme cinq ans de prison ferme, cinq ans ferme (familier)
    a five-year sentence with no remission


  • 2 (de façon définitive) See examples: commander ferme
    to put in a firm order for
    (avion, voiture)

nom féminin

  • 2 (Commerce, Droit) (contrat) See examples: (bail à) ferme
    farming lease
    (domaine affermé)
    donner quelque chose à ferme
    to lease something


ferme école

  • (Agriculture)
    (farm attached to an agricultural college)

ferme éolienne


attendre de pied ferme

to be ready and waiting

je les attends de pied ferme

I'm ready for them

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There are 2 main translations of ferme in English:

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also: feminine: fermée
Pronunciation: / fɛʀme /

participe passé

participe passé adjectif

  • 1 (hermétique) See examples: être fermé à l'art moderne
    to be totally uninterested in modern art
    être fermé à la pitié (personne)
    to have become callous
    visage fermé
    inscrutable face
  • 2 (élitiste) See examples: cercle or club fermé
    exclusive club
    monde très fermé
    exclusive world

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