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fair
British English: /fɛː/
American English: /fɛr/

Translation of fair in French:

noun

adjective

  • 1 (just, reasonable)
    (arrangement, person, punishment, ruling, share, trial, wage) to envers
    (comment, decision, point)
    it's only fair that he should go/that she should be first
    ce n'est que justice qu'il parte/qu'elle soit la première
    to give somebody a fair deal ou shake (American English)
    être tout à fait honnête envers quelqu'un
    I give you fair warning
    je te previens (gentiment (informal))
    it's fair to say that …
    il est juste de dire que …
    that's a fair question
    c'est une question raisonnable
    a fair sample
    un échantillon représentatif
    to be fair he did try to pay
    il faut dire à sa décharge qu'il a essayé de payer
    it is ou seems only fair to do
    ce serait la moindre des choses de faire
    fair's fair
    il faut être juste
    it (just) isn't fair! fair enough!
    bon d'accord!
    a plea of fair comment
    (Law)
    une invocation en défense
    (du droit de commenter un fait d'intérêt général)
    that's a fair comment
    c'est vrai
  • 2 (moderately good)
    (chance, condition, performance, skill)
    assez bon/bonne
    (School)
    it's a fair bet (informal) that …
    il est assez probable que …
  • 3 (quite large)
    (amount, number, size)
    we were going at a fair old (informal) pace ou speed
    nous allions bon train
    he's had a fair bit (informal) of luck/trouble
    il a eu pas mal (informal) de chance/d'ennuis
    I've travelled around a fair amount
    j'ai pas mal (informal) voyagé
    the car was still a fair way off
    la voiture était encore à bonne distance
  • 5 (light-coloured)
    (hair)
    (complexion, skin)
  • 6 [literary] (beautiful)
    (lady, maid, city, promises, words)
    with her own fair hands [humorous]
    de ses belles mains
    the fair sex [humorous]
    le beau sexe

adverb

  • (play)
    franc jeu

Idioms

to be fair game for somebody

être une proie rêvée pour quelqu'un

to be in a fair way to do something

avoir de bonnes chances de faire quelque chose

fair dos (informal)

[informal]
you can't say fairer than that

fair and square

to win fair and square
remporter une victoire indiscutable

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