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manger
Pronunciation: / mɑ̃ʒe /

Translation of manger in English:

nom masculin

[familier]

verbe transitif

  • 5 (mal articuler) See examples: manger ses mots
    not to speak clearly, to mumble

verbe intransitif

  • (se nourrir) manger dans une assiette/dans un bol
    to eat from ou off a plate/out of a bowl
    manger dans la main de quelqu'un [littéral]
    to eat out of somebody's hand
    ils viendront te manger dans la main [figuré]
    you'll have them eating out of your hand
    manger à sa faim
    to eat one's fill
    donner à manger à
    (bébé, animal)
    to give [somebody] something to eat
    (pauvre)
    donner or faire à manger à
    to cook for
    (famille)
    je leur ai donné des légumes à manger
    I gave them some vegetables
    manger froid (un plat refroidi)
    to eat [something] cold
    (soupe, quiche)
    (un repas froid)
    to have a cold meal
    inviter quelqu'un à manger
    to invite somebody for a meal
    je vous invite à manger à midi
    let me take you to lunch
    manger chinois/grec
    to have a Chinese/Greek meal
    manger au restaurant on mange mal ici
    the food is not good here
    avoir fini de manger
    to have finished one's meal

also: se manger verbe pronominal

  • le gaspacho se mange froid
    gazpacho is served cold
    le poulet peut se manger avec les doigts
    you can eat chicken with your fingers
    loup vengeance

Idioms

manger la consigne or commission

to forget one's orders

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