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tongue
British English: /tʌŋ/
American English: /təŋ/

Translation of tongue in French:

noun

  • 1 (Anatomy) [figurative] to poke ou stick out one's tongue at somebody
    tirer la langue à quelqu'un
    his tongue was hanging out
    il tirait la langue
    to click one's tongue to lose/find one's tongue
    avaler/retrouver sa langue
    the tip of the tongue
    le bout de la langue
  • 2 (language) native tongue to speak in tongues
    (Religion)
    parler en langues
    to speak in a foreign tongue
    parler une langue étrangère

transitive verb

Idioms

to bite one's tongue

has the cat got your tongue (informal)?

to get the rough side ou edge of somebody's tongue

subir les paroles désobligeantes de quelqu'un

to give somebody a tongue-lashing

faire des remarques cinglantes à quelqu'un

I have his name on the tip of my tongue

j'ai son nom sur le bout de la langue

to trip off the tongue

(name, lie)
venir tout seul

to loosen somebody's tongue

délier la langue de quelqu'un

I can't get my tongue round it

je n'arrive pas à le prononcer

a slip of the tongue

un lapsus

hold your tongue (informal)!

tiens ta langue!

watch your tongue!

surveille tes paroles!

keep a civil tongue in your head

sois poli

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