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British English: /lɒs/
American English: /lɔs/
, /lɑs/

Translation of loss in French:


  • 1 (gen) (Business, Finance, Politics)
    perte (f) (of de)
    heat/weight loss
    perte de chaleur/de poids
    loss of blood there was great loss of life
    il y a eu de nombreuses victimes
    loss of income ou earnings loss of sound/vision (Television)
    interruption (f) du son/de l'image
    with the loss of 300 jobs
    avec la suppression de 300 emplois
    he is a great loss to the arts
    c'est une grande perte pour les arts
    he's no great loss
    ce n'est pas une grande perte
    a sense of loss
    un sentiment de vide
    to make a loss on something (Business)
    enregistrer une perte sur quelque chose
    to trade at a loss (Business) to suffer losses (Business, Military)
    subir des pertes
    the party suffered heavy losses in the elections
    le parti a perdu beaucoup de voix aux élections
  • 2to be at a loss
    (puzzled) être perplexe
    (helpless) être perdu
    to be at a loss as to what to do
    ne pas savoir du tout quoi faire
    I'm at a loss to explain it
    je suis dans l'impossibilité de l'expliquer
    he was at a loss for words
    les mots lui manquaient
    she's never at a loss for words
    elle a toujours quelque chose à dire


to cut one's losses

arrêter les dégâts [informal]

it's his/their loss

tant pis pour lui/eux

their loss is our gain

autant de gagné pour nous
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