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British English: /ˈpɪktʃə/
American English: /ˈpɪk(t)ʃər/

Translation of picture in French:


  • 1 (visual depiction)
    (drawing) dessin (m)
    (in book) (gen) illustration (f)
    (in child's book) image (f)
    (in mind) image (f)
    to draw a picture of somebody/something
    faire un dessin de quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to paint a picture of somebody/something
    peindre quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to paint somebody's picture
    faire le portrait de quelqu'un
  • 2 [figurative] (description) to paint a picture of somebody/something
    dépeindre quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to paint ou draw a gloomy/optimistic picture of something
    donner une image sombre/optimiste de quelque chose
    to give ou present a clear/accurate picture of something
    dépeindre quelque chose avec clarté/précision
  • 4 [figurative] (overview) to get the picture
    comprendre la situation
    to put/keep somebody in the picture
    mettre/tenir quelqu'un au courant
    to be in the picture
  • 5 (Cinema) (film) to make a picture
    faire un film
  • 6 (Television) the picture is blurred
    l'image est floue

also: pictures plural noun

transitive verb

  • 1 (form mental image of)
    s'imaginer, se représenter (person, place, scene)
  • 2 (show in picture form)to be pictured
    être représenté
    the vase (pictured above) is…
    le vase (voir photo ci-dessus) est…


to be the picture of health

respirer la santé

to be the picture of somebody

être le portrait tout craché de quelqu'un

to look ou be a picture

être ravissant

her face was a picture!

son expression en disait long!
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