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Pronunciation: / mɛzɔ̃ /

Translation of maison in English:

adjectif invariable

  • 2 (d'une entreprise) See examples: notre formation/spécialiste maison
    our very own training scheme/specialist

nom féminin


maison d'arrêt

maison de campagne

  • house in the country

maison centrale

maison close

maison de commerce

maison communale

maison de convalescence

maison de correction

  • institution for young offenders

maison de la culture

  • ≈ community arts centre (british)

maison de gros

maison de jeu

maison de maître

maison maternelle

  • home for single mothers

maison mère

maison normande

maison de passe

maison de poupée

  • doll's (anglais britannique) ou doll (anglais américain) house

maison de redressement

maison religieuse

maison de repos

maison de retraite

  • old people's ou retirement home

maison de santé

maison secondaire

  • second ou holiday home

maison témoin

maison de tolérance (vieilli)

la Maison Blanche

Maison des jeunes et de la culture


c'est gros comme une maison

it sticks out a mile

avoir un pied dans la maison

to have a foot in the door

c'est la maison du bon Dieu

it's open house

Cultural Note: Maison des jeunes et de la culture

The Maison des jeunes et de la culture ( MJC) is an organization providing community arts, sports, and leisure facilities in cities, towns, and villages all over France. It was established in its present form in 1964, founded upon a series of organizations going back to shortly after the end of the Second World War. It is managed by a central council, La Confédération des MJC de France ( CMJC) which allows considerable autonomy at regional and local levels. It is based on the traditional French republican values of secularity and responsible citizenship. In recent years much of its activity has been focused on improving community relations in problem areas of towns and cities.

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