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Pronunciation: / plɑ̃te /

Translation of planter in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2 (ficher)
    to drive in
    planter un pieu dans quelque chose
    to drive a stake into something
    planter un couteau/une fourchette dans
    to stick a knife/a fork into
    planter ses dents/ses griffes dans le bras de quelqu'un
    to sink one's teeth/to dig one's claws into somebody's arm
    planter une flèche dans une cible
    to shoot an arrow into a target
    clou mal planté
    nail which has not gone in straight
    planter un drapeau au pôle Sud
    to put up a flag at the South Pole

also: se planter verbe pronominal

  • 1 (Horticulture)
    (fleur, parterre)
    to be planted
    se planter au printemps
    to be planted in the spring
  • 3 (personne) se planter une épine/un clou dans le pied
    to get a thorn/a nail in one's foot
    avoir une épine plantée dans le pied
    to have a thorn in one's foot
  • 4
    (se tenir) See examples: aller se planter devant quelque chose/quelqu'un
    to go and stand in front of something/somebody
  • 6
    (se tromper)
    to get it wrong
    (se perdre)
    to get lost
    se planter dans une addition
    to get a sum all wrong
    il s'est planté en histoire
    he made a mess of the history paper ou exam

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