There are 2 main translations of figure in English:

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figure

Pronunciation: / figyʀ /

nom féminin

  • 2 (apparence) See examples: faire figure d'amateur
    to look like an amateur
    ne plus avoir figure humaine
    to be unrecognizable
    reprendre figure humaine [humoristique]
    to look half-human again

Compounds

figure imposée

  • compulsory figure

figure de proue

figure de rhétorique

figure de style

figures libres

Idioms

prendre figure

to take shape

faire bonne figure

(faire bonne impression)
to make the right impression
(réussir)
to do well

faire piètre or triste figure

(avoir l'air misérable)
to look ou cut a sorry figure
(faire mauvaise impression)
to make a bad impression

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There are 2 main translations of figure in English:

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figuré
also: feminine: figurée
Pronunciation: / figyʀe /

adjectif

  • sens figuré
    figurative sense

nom masculin

  • (Linguistique)
    figurative sense
    au figuré, cela signifie…
    in the figurative sense ou figuratively, this means…
    au propre comme au figuré
    both literally and figuratively

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