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pity
British English: /ˈpɪti/
American English: /ˈpɪdi/

Translation of pity in French:

noun

  • 1 (compassion)
    for pour
    out of pity
    par pitié
    to feel pity
    avoir de la pitié
    to have ou take pity on somebody
    avoir pitié de quelqu'un
    to move somebody to pity
    faire pitié à quelqu'un
  • 2 (shame) what a pity!
    quel dommage!
    that would be a pity
    ce serait dommage
    it's a pity that…
    c'est dommage que
    (+ subj)
    it would be a pity if…
    ce serait dommage si…
    (+ indic)
    the pity (of it) is that…
    ce qui est vraiment dommage c'est que…
    what a pity that…
    quel dommage que
    (+ subj)
    I'm not rich, more's the pity
    je ne suis pas riche, c'est bien dommage
    I neglected to warn him, more's the pity
    le pire c'est que j'ai négligé de le prévenir

transitive verb

  • 1 (feel compassion for)
    avoir pitié de
    (animal, person)
    he's to be pitied
    il faut avoir pitié de lui
    it's the police I pity, not the criminals
    c'est la police que je plains, pas les criminels

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