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Pronunciation: /mɛtʀ/

Translation of mettre in English:


  • 3mettre qn en colère to make sb angry
  • 6y mettre du sien to put oneself into it combien pouvez-vous mettre? how much can you afford? elle a mis une heure it took her an hour (pour faire to do)
  • 7 [Sch] je vous ai mis trois sur vingt I've given you three out of twenty
  • 8 [fam] mettons qu'il vienne, qu'est-ce que vous ferez? supposing he comes, what will you do?


  • mettre bas [animal] to give birth to calve

v refl (+ v être) (se mettre)

  • 1se mettre devant la fenêtre to stand in front of the window se mettre au lit to go to bed se mettre debout to stand up où est-ce que ça se met? where does this go?
  • 2 to spill [sth] on oneself
  • 3je ne sais pas quoi me mettre I don't know what to put on
  • 4se mettre à l'anglais to take up English il va se mettre à pleuvoir it's going to start raining
  • 5je préfère me mettre bien avec lui I prefer to get on the right side of him se mettre à l'aise to make oneself comfortable

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