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mal

(mpl maux)
Pronunciation: /mal; mo/

Translation of mal in English:

adj inv

  • 3 [fam] il n'est pas mal [film] it's not bad [man] he's not bad, he's not bad-looking

m

  • 4être en mal de to be short of [inspiration] to be lacking in [affection]
  • 6le mal evil qu'elle parte, est-ce vraiment un mal? is it really a bad thing that she is leaving? sans penser à mal without meaning any harm dire du mal de qn/qch to speak ill of sb/sth

adv

  • 4se trouver mal to faint être mal (assis or couché or installé) not to be comfortable être au plus mal to be critically ill

phr (pas mal)

  • 2il ne s'en est pas mal tiré (in exam) he coped quite well (in dangerous situation) he got off lightly

Compounds

mal de l'air

mal de mer

mal du pays

mal du siècle

mal des transports

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