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Pronunciation: / ʀiske /

Translation of risquer in English:

verbe transitif

also: risquer de verbe transitif indirect

  • 1 (pouvoir) See examples: tu risques de te brûler
    you might burn yourself
    je/elle ne risque pas de faire
    there's no danger of my/her doing
    elle risque fort d'être déçue
    she may well be disappointed
    les taux d'intérêt ne risquent pas de baisser
    there's no chance of interest rates falling
    ça ne risque pas de m'arriver!
    there's no chance of that happening to me!
    ça ne risque pas (familier)!
    not a chance (familier)!
  • 2 (prendre le risque)risquer de faire
    to risk doing
    il ne veut pas risquer de perdre son travail
    he doesn't want to risk losing his job

also: se risquer verbe pronominal

  • 2 (oser) See examples: se risquer à dire
    to dare to say
    je ne me risquerais pas à le contredire
    I wouldn't dare to contradict him

verbe impersonnel

  • il risque de neiger/pleuvoir
    it might snow/rain
    il risque d'y avoir du monde
    there may well be a lot of people there


qui ne risque rien n'a rien

nothing ventured, nothing gained

risquer le tout pour le tout

to stake ou risk one's all

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