Share this entry
Pronunciation: /ʒɛne/

Translation of gêner in English:

verbe transitif

also: se gêner verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se bousculer)
    to get in each other's way
    à trois dans la cuisine on se gêne
    three people in the kitchen only get in each other's way
    on tient à quatre sans se gêner
    it can hold four people comfortably
  • 2 (faire des façons) pourquoi se gêner?
    why hesitate?
    je ne me suis pas gênée pour le leur rappeler [familier]
    I made a point of reminding them
    je vais me gêner tiens [familier] [ironique]
    see if I don't
    ne vous gênez pas pour moi, continuez [ironique]
    don't mind me, carry on (anglais britannique) ou continue
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: