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Pronunciation: /tɛʀ/

Translation of taire in English:

verbe transitif

also: se taire verbe pronominal

  • 1 (ne pas parler)
    to be silent, to say nothing
    (nature, oiseaux)
    to be silent
    (ne pas dire quelque chose) to remain silent
    se taire sur quelque chose
    to keep quiet about something
    il souffre et se tait
    he suffers in silence
    tu as perdu une belle occasion de te taire
    you would have done better to have kept quiet
  • 2 (cesser de parler)
    to stop talking, to fall silent
    to fall silent
    (cesser de s'exprimer) (journaliste, opposition)
    to fall silent
    faire taire
    to make [somebody] be quiet (élèves)
    to silence (opposant, sceptiques)
    to silence (média)
    to put a stop to (rumeurs, sarcasmes)
    faire taire sa jalousie
    to stifle one's jealousy
    fais taire les enfants!
    keep the children quiet!, shut the children up (familier)!
    tais-toi! (ne parle pas)
    be quiet!
    (ne m'en parle pas) don't talk to me about that!

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