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Pronunciation: /ɡʀɛ̃/

Translation of grain in English:

nom masculin

  • 6 [figuré] (brin)un grain de fantaisie/folie
    a touch of fantasy/madness
    un grain de bon sens
    a scrap ou an ounce of common sense
  • 7 (texture) le grain
    the grain (de of)
    à gros grain
    coarse grained
    d'un grain très fin
    very fine-grained


grain de beauté


avoir un (petit) grain

to be a bit loony [familier]

mettre son grain de sel

to put ou stick one's oar in [familier]

avoir du grain à moudre

to have enough to be getting on with
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