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tel
feminine: telle
Pronunciation: /tɛl/

Translation of tel in English:

adjectif

  • 1 (pareil) une telle conduite vous honore
    such behaviour (anglais britannique) does you credit
    un tel homme peut être dangereux
    such a man can be dangerous, a man like that can be dangerous
    personne d'autre n'a un tel rire
    no-one else has a laugh like that ou laughs like that
    une telle qualité n'existe plus
    such quality ou quality like that can no longer be found
    je n'ai jamais rien vu/entendu de tel
    I've never seen/heard anything like it
    tel que
    such as
    les bêtes féroces telles que le tigre, la panthère
    wild animals such as the tiger, the panther
    un homme tel que lui mérite d'être pendu
    a man like that deserves to be hanged
  • 3 (ainsi) telle est la vérité
    that is the truth
    tels furent ses propos
    those were his words
    tel est cet ami à qui tu faisais confiance
    that's what he's really like, that friend you trusted
    il est honnête, du moins je le crois tel
    he's honest, at least I believe him to be so
    comme tel, en tant que tel
    as such
    ce n'est pas sa fille mais il la considère comme telle
    she's not his daughter but he treats her as if she were
    c'est peut-être son meilleur livre—moi, je le tiens pour tel
    it's probably his best book—I myself consider it to be so
    tel quel, tel que [familier] [usage critiqué] (sans modification)
    as it is
    ses affaires étaient restées telles quelles
    his things were left as they were
    servir le saumon tel quel
    serve the salmon as it is
    tu l'avais mis sur la table, je l'ai trouvé tel quel
    you had left it on the table, I found it lying there
    tel que (comme) tel que pratiqué
    as practised (anglais britannique)
    si cette maison est telle que tu le dis
    if the house is as you say it is
    Marie est restée telle que je l'ai connue
    Marie has stayed as I knew her
    tel que je te connais
    if I know you
    tel que vous le voyez il est milliardaire/il a 80 ans
    you wouldn't believe it to look at him but he's a millionaire/he's 80
  • 4 (pour exprimer l'intensité) avec un tel enthousiasme
    with such enthusiasm
    il fait une telle chaleur/un tel froid
    it is so hot/so cold
    il y avait un tel bruit
    there was so much noise
    nos problèmes sont tels que nous devons vous en parler
    our problems are such that we need to discuss them with you
    de telle sorte or façon or manière que (accidentellement)
    in such a way that
    (délibérément) so that
  • 5 (un certain) admettons qu'il arrive tel jour, à telle heure
    suppose that he arrives on such and such a day, at such and such a time
    que je prenne telle ou telle décision il critique toujours
    no matter what decision I make, he criticizes it
    apprendre à se conduire de telle ou telle façon en telle ou telle circonstance
    to learn to behave in such and such a manner in such and such a situation
    je me moque de ce que pense telle ou telle personne
    I don't care what certain people think
    tel autre tels autres
    certain others

pronom indéfini

  • tel voulait la guerre, tel voulait la paix
    some wanted war, some wanted peace
    s'il rencontrait tel ou tel il le leur dirait
    if he were to meet anybody he would tell them
    qu'importe si tel et tel ne sont pas contents
    what does it matter if some people aren't pleased
    tel qui se disait son ami le renie aujourd'hui
    he who claimed to be his friend denies him now
    prendre

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