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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
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