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Pronunciation: /plɛ̃; plɛn/

Translation of plein in English:


  • 2un plein panier a basketful prendre à pleines mains to pick up a handful of [earth, sand, coins]
  • 6en pleine poitrine/réunion/forêt (right) in the middle of the chest/meeting/forest en plein jour in broad daylight en plein été at the height of summer
  • 9veste pleine peau jacket made out of full skins


  • 1avoir des billes plein les poches to have one's pockets full of marbles il a des idées plein la tête he's full of ideas
  • 2être orienté plein sud to face due south


  • faire le plein de to fill up with [water, petrol] le plein, s'il vous plaît fill it up, please

[fam] quantif (plein de)

  • plein de lots of, loads [fam] of


en avoir plein le dos

[fam], to be fed up

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