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separate

Translation of separate in French:

also: separates plural noun

Pronunciation: / ˈsɛprəts /
  • (Clothing)
    coordonnés mpl

adjective

British English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
American English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
  • 1 (with singular noun)
    (piece, section, organization)
    à part
    (discussion, issue, occasion)
    autre
    (problem)
    à part
    (identity)
    propre (before n)
    she has a separate room
    elle a une chambre à part
    each room has a separate bathroom
    chaque chambre a sa propre salle de bains
    the flat is separate from the rest of the house
    l'appartement est indépendant du reste de la maison
    a separate appointment for each child
    un rendez-vous pour chaque enfant
    I had a separate appointment
    j'avais un autre rendez-vous
    under separate cover
  • 2 (with plural noun)
    (pieces, sections, discussions, issues, problems)
    différent
    (organizations, agreements, treaties)
    distinct
    (dates, appointments)
    différent
    they have separate rooms
    ils ont chacun leur chambre
    they dined at separate tables
    ils ont dîné à des tables différentes
    they asked for separate bills (in restaurant)
    ils ont demandé chacun leur addition
    these are two separate problems
    ce sont deux problèmes différents

adverb

British English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
American English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
  • keep the knives separate
    rangez les couteaux séparément or à part
    keep the knives separate from the forks
    séparez les couteaux des fourchettes

transitive verb

British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
American English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/
  • 1 (divide)
    (wall, river)
    séparer (country, community)
    (intolerance, belief)
    diviser (people)
    séparer (milk, egg)
    only five seconds separated the two athletes to be separated by
    être séparé par (river, wall)
    être divisé à cause de (prejudice, intolerance)
    to separate something from something
    (wall, river)
    séparer quelque chose de quelque chose
    to separate the cream from the milk
    séparer la crème du lait
    to separate somebody from somebody
    (belief, disapproval)
    éloigner quelqu'un de quelqu'un
    her beliefs separated her from her sister
    ses croyances l'ont éloignée de sa sœur
    the child became separated from his mother (in crowd etc)
    l'enfant s'est retrouvé séparé de sa mère
    to separate the issue of pay from that of working hours
    dissocier la question des salaires de celle des heures de travail
  • 2
    also: separate out
    (sort out)
    répartir (people)
    trier (objects, produce)
    he separated (out) the children according to age
    il a réparti les enfants selon leur âge

intransitive verb

British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
American English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/
  • (all contexts)
    (person, couple, component)
    se séparer (from de)

also: separated past participle adjective

Phrasal verbs

separate out

(liquid)
se séparer

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