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Pronunciation: /ɑ̃bete/

Translation of embêter in English:

verbe transitif

also: s'embêter verbe pronominal

  • 1 (s'ennuyer)
    to get bored
  • 3 (se compliquer la vie) s'embêter à faire
    to go to all the trouble ou bother of doing
    je n 'ai pas envie de m'embêter avec un chien/une voiture
    I don't want all the trouble of a dog/car
    I don't want all the hassle of a dog/car [familier]
    ne t'embête pas avec ça
    don't bother with that!
    un hôtel quatre étoiles! tu ne t'embêtes pas!
    a four-star hotel! you're doing all right for yourself!
    tu as fouillé ses tiroirs! tu ne t'embêtes pas!
    you went through his drawers! you've got a nerve!
    tu appelles ça laver la voiture! tu ne t'embêtes pas!
    that's what you call washing the car! you're not exactly straining yourself, are you?
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