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zéro
Pronunciation: /zeʀo/

Translation of zéro in English:

adjectif invariable

  • 1 (avant nom) zéro heure il sera exactement zéro heure vingt minutes dix secondes
    the time will be twelve twenty and ten seconds
    les enfants de zéro à six ans
    children from nought to six years old
    j'ai eu zéro faute dans ma dictée
    I didn't make a single mistake in my dictation
    ‘zéro défaut, zéro délai, zéro stock, zéro panne’
    ‘zero defect, zero delay, zero stock, zero breakdown’

nom masculin

Compounds

zéro absolu

zéro de conduite

  • bad mark for behaviour (anglais britannique)

zéro pointé

  • fail mark (anglais britannique) ou grade (anglais américain)

Idioms

les avoir à zéro

[populaire]
to be scared shitless [populaire]
to be scared stiff [familier]

partir de zéro

to start from scratch

repartir de zéro

to start from scratch again, to go (right) back to square one

tout reprendre à zéro

to start all over again

avoir la boule à zéro

[familier]
to have a shaven head

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