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also: feminine: lourde
Pronunciation: / luʀ /, / luʀd /

Translation of lourd in English:



  • 1peser lourd (être d'un poids élevé)
    to weigh heavy
    (compter beaucoup) See examples: peser/ne pas peser lourd
    to carry a lot of/not to carry very much weight
    sur with
  • 2 (pour le temps) See examples: il fait lourd
  • 3
    (beaucoup) See examples: pas lourd
    not a lot, not much
    elle n'en fait/sait pas lourd
    she doesn't do/know a lot ou much
    cinq euros ça ne fait pas lourd
    five euros isn't a lot ou much
    10 personnes, ça ne fait pas lourd
    10 people, that's not a lot
    il ne reste pas lourd de beurre
    there's not much butter left


avoir le cœur lourd

to have a heavy heart

être lourd comme du plomb

to be (as) heavy as lead

avoir la main lourde

(avec taxes, exercices, punitions)
to be heavy-handed

avoir la main lourde avec le sel/son parfum

to overdo the salt/the perfume

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