French
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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 3).
French(
frehnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (language)
a. el francés
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sir, do you speak French?Señor, ¿habla usted francés?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (of French origin)
a. francés
My French friend is an excellent chef.Mi amigo francés es un chef excelente.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (the inhabitants of France)
a. los franceses
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The French invaded Mexico on May 5th, 1862.Los franceses invadieron México el cinco de mayo de 1862.
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French
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (people)
a.
the Frenchlos franceses
2. (language)
a. el francés
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (hum)
a.
excuse my Frenchcon perdón
French class/teacherclase f/profesor de francés
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (general)
a. francés(esa)
5. (music)
a.
French horntrompa f
French kissbeso con lengua or
6. (old-fashioned) (United Kingdom)
a.
French lettercondón m
French loaf or stickbarra de pan
French window(puerta f) cristalera f
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French [frentʃ]
adjective
francés; [+ambassador] de Francia;
noun
1 (Ling) francés (m)
pardon my French con perdón (de la expresión)
2
the French (people) los franceses
modifier
French bean (n) (Britain) judía (f) verde; ejote (m); (Méx) poroto (m) verde; (Chile)
French bread (n) pan (m) francés
French chalk (n) jaboncillo (m); jabón (m) de sastre
French doors (n) (US) puertaventana (f)
French dressing (n) (Cookery) vinagreta (f)
French fried potatoes French fries (n) patatas (f) fritas; papas (f) fritas; (LAm)
French Guiana (n) la Guayana Francesa
French horn (n) trompa (f) de llaves
French kiss (n) beso (m) en la boca (con la lengua)
French leave (n) despedida (f) a la francesa
French letter (n) condón (m)
French loaf (n) barra (f) de pan francés
French pastry (n) pastelito (m) relleno de nata or frutas
French polish (n) (Britain) laca (f)
the French Riviera (n) la Riviera francesa
French stick (n)
French loaf See culture box in entry French.
French toast (n) (Britain) (toast) tostada (f); (fried bread in egg) torrija (f)
French windows (n) puertaventana (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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