There are 2 main translations of vent in English:

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Pronunciation: / vɑ̃ /

nom masculin

  • 2 (Nautisme)vent favorable, bon vent
    favourable (british) wind, fair wind
    vent mauvais
    unfavourable (british) wind
    vent arrière
    following wind
    vent debout or contraire naviguer (par) vent arrière or sous le vent
    to sail before the wind
    naviguer (par) vent debout or contre le vent
    to sail into the wind
    avoir le vent en poupe [littéral]
    to sail ou run before the wind
    to have the wind in one's sails
    vent frais
    strong breeze
    coup de vent
    fresh gale
    fort coup de vent
    strong gale
    côté sous le vent
    leeward side
    côté du vent
    winward side
  • 3 (Chasse)prendre le vent (chien)
    to pick up the scent
    to get the feel of things
  • 4 (impulsion)un vent de liberté/révolte
    a wind of freedom/revolt
    un vent de folie soufflait dans le pays
    a wave of madness swept through the country
    le vent du changement


vent alizé

vent coulis

vent de sable

vent solaire


filer or aller ou courir comme le vent

to be as swift as the wind

c'est du vent!

it's just hot air!

du vent!

get lost (familier)!

bon vent!

good riddance!

quel bon vent vous amène?

to what do I ou we owe the pleasure (of your visit)?

être dans le vent

to be trendy

avoir vent de quelque chose

to get wind of something

contre vents et marées

(avoir fait)
against all odds

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There are 2 main translations of vent in English:

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Pronunciation: / vɑ̃ /

nom propre masculin

  • les îles du Vent
    the Windward Islands

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