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mine

Translation of mine in English:

nom féminin

  • 1 (expression)
    (aspect)
    look
    avoir la mine boudeuse
    to have a sulky expression, to look sulky
    faire triste mine
    to have a gloomy expression, to look gloomy
    tu en fais une mine!
    why are you looking like that?
    ne fais pas cette mine!
    don't look like that!
    sous sa mine aimable, c'est quelqu'un de très dur
    beneath his/her pleasant exterior, he/she is very hard
    juger les gens sur leur mine
    to judge people by appearances
    faire mine d'accepter/de ne pas comprendre
    to pretend to accept/not to understand
    faire mine de partir/frapper
    to make as if to go/to hit
    elle nous a dit, mine de rien (familier), que …
    she told us, casually, that …
    il est doué, mine de rien (familier)
    it may not be obvious, but he's very clever
    mine de rien (familier), elle arrive toujours à ses fins
    without being obvious about it, she always gets her way
    elle a raison, mine de rien (familier)
    she's right, you know
  • 2 (apparence) avoir mauvaise mine
    to look a bit off-colour (british)
    avoir une sale (familier) or petite mine
    to look a bit off-colour (british)
    avoir une mine resplendissante
    to be glowing with health
    avoir une mine de papier mâché
    to look washed out
    avoir bonne mine (personne)
    to look well
    (tarte, rôti)
    to look appetizing
    j'aurais bonne mine! [ironique]
    I would look really stupid!

also: mines nom féminin pluriel

  • 2 (Administration)les Mines
    (official body responsible for regulating weights and measures and changes made to motor vehicles)
    école

Compounds

mine de crayon

mine de plomb

Idioms

[familier]
ne pas payer de mine

not to look anything special (familier)

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