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strong
British English: /strɒŋ/
American English: /strɔŋ/

Translation of strong in French:

adjective

  • 4 (alcoholic)
    (drink)
    would you like tea or something stronger?
    voulez-vous un thé ou un apéritif?
  • 6 (heartfelt)
    (conviction) (before n)
    (desire, feeling)
    (believer, supporter)
    (opinion)
    (criticism, opposition, reaction)
    to have a strong belief in something
    croire fermement en quelque chose
    the article aroused strong feelings
    l'article a provoqué de vives réactions
    I have a strong feeling that she won't come
    je suis pratiquement sûr qu'elle ne viendra pas
    I told him so in the strongest possible terms
    je le lui ai dit sans détours
  • 7 (resolute)
    (ruler, leadership)
    à poigne
    (after n)
    (action, measure, sanction)
  • 8 (pronounced)
    (resemblance) (before n)
    (accent) (before n)
    (rhythm)
    cadencé
  • 9 (brave)
    (person) (after n, after v)
    try to be strong
    essaie d'être fort
  • 10 (definite)
    (chance, possibility) (before n)
    there's a strong possibility that it's true
    il y a de fortes chances que ce soit vrai
  • 11 (good) See examples: to be strong on military history/physics
    être fort en histoire militaire/en physique
    he finished the race a strong second
    il a fini la course juste derrière le premier
    tact/spelling is not my strong point ou suit
    le tact/l'orthographe n'est pas mon fort
    what are your strong points?
    quels sont vos points forts?
    maths is my strong subject
    les maths sont la matière où je suis le plus fort
  • 12 (immoderate) See examples: strong language
    mots (mpl) grossiers
  • 13 (Linguistics)
    (verb)
    (syllable)
    accentué
  • 14 (in number) See examples: the workforce is 500 strong
    la main-d'œuvre est forte de 500 personnes
    a 2,000-strong crowd
    une foule (forte) de 2 000 personnes

Idioms

to be still going strong

(person, company)
se porter toujours très bien or à merveille

[informal]
to come on strong

(make sexual advances)
faire des avances
(be severe)
être sévère

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