a in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for a in the English»French Dictionary

See also many, lot2, lot1, little2, little1, job lot, few

I.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni] ADJ

II.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni] PRON

III.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni] NOUN

IV.many <comp more; superl most> [Brit ˈmɛni, Am ˈmɛni]

lot2 [Brit lɒt, Am lɑt] NOUN

1. lot:

I.lot1 [Brit lɒt, Am lɑt] PRON

1. lot:

2. lot inf:

3. lot (specific group of people) inf:

II.lot1 [Brit lɒt, Am lɑt] NOUN

1. lot (great deal):

lot inf:

little2 [Brit ˈlɪt(ə)l, Am ˈlɪdl] ADJ

6. little (short):

I.little1 <comp less, superl least> [ˈlɪtl] ADJ When little is used as an adjective ( little hope, little damage) it is translated by peu de: peu d'espoir, peu de dégâts.
For examples and particular usages see I. below.
When a little is used as a pronoun ( give me a little) it is translated by un peu: donne m'en-un peu.
When little is used alone as a pronoun ( there's little I can do) it is very often translated by pas grand-chose: je ne peux pas faire grand-chose.
For examples of these and other uses of little as a pronoun ( to do as little as possible etc.) see II. below.
For uses of little and a little as adverbs see the entry below.
Note that less, and least are treated as separate entries in the dictionary.

II.little1 <comp less, superl least> [ˈlɪtl] PRON

III.little1 <comp less, superl least> [ˈlɪtl] ADV

IV.a little (bit) ADV (slightly)

job lot [Brit, Am ˈdʒɑb ˈˌlɑt] NOUN

I.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju] ADJ When few is used as an adjective to indicate the smallness or insufficiency of a given number or quantity ( few houses, few shops, few people) it is translated by peu de: peu de maisons, peu de magasins, peu de gens. Equally the few is translated by le peu de: the few people who knew her le peu de gens qui la connaissaient. For examples and particular usages see I. 1. in the entry.
When few is used as an adjective in certain expressions to mean several, translations vary according to the expression: see I. 2. in the entry.
When a few is used as an adjective( a few books), it can often be translated by quelques: quelques livres; however, for expressions such as quite a few books, a good few books, see II. in the entry.
For translations of few used as a pronoun ( few of us succeeded, I only need a few) see II. and III. in the entry.
For translations of the few used as a noun ( the few who voted for him) see IV. in the entry.

1. few (not many):

III.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju] PRON

1. few (not many):

2. few (some):

IV.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju] NOUN

V.few <comp fewer, superl fewest> [Brit fjuː, Am fju]

A1, a [Brit ə, eɪ, Am eɪ, ə] NOUN

a fortiori [Brit ˌeɪ fɔːtɪˈɔːrʌɪ, ˌɑː fɔːtɪˈɔːriː, Am ˌɑ ˌfɔrdiˈɔri, ˌeɪ ˌfɔrdiˈɔraɪ] ADV form

See also account

I.account [Brit əˈkaʊnt, Am əˈkaʊnt] NOUN

2. account COM (credit arrangement):

III.account [Brit əˈkaʊnt, Am əˈkaʊnt] VERB trans

IV.account [Brit əˈkaʊnt, Am əˈkaʊnt]

a posteriori [Brit eɪ pɒˌstɛrɪˈɔːrʌɪ, ɑː pɒˌstɛrɪˈɔːriː, Am ˌɑ ˌpɑstiriˈɔri, ˌeɪ ˌpɑstiriˈɔraɪ] ADJ

a priori [Brit ˌeɪ prʌɪˈɔːrʌɪ, ˌɑː prɪˈɔːri, Am ˌeɪ praɪˈɔraɪ] ADJ

bob-a-job [Brit ˈbɒbədʒɒb, Am ˈbɑbədʒɑb] NOUN Brit

cock-a-doodle-doo [Brit ˌkɒkəduːd(ə)lˈduː, Am ˌkɑkəˌdudlˈdu] NOUN

cock-a-hoop [Brit, Am ˌkɑkəˈhup] ADJ inf

a in the PONS Dictionary

Translations for a in the English»French Dictionary

a [ə] indef art (+ consonant) (single, not specified)

A, a [eɪ] <-'s [or -s]> NOUN

See also account

II.account [əˈkaʊnt] VERB trans form (consider)

I.apropos, a propos [ˌæprəˈpəʊ, Am -ˈpoʊ] PREP

II.apropos, a propos [ˌæprəˈpəʊ, Am -ˈpoʊ] ADV

III.apropos, a propos [ˌæprəˈpəʊ, Am -ˈpoʊ] ADJ

I.pit-a-pat [ˌpɪtəˈpæt, Am ˈpɪt̬əpæt] ADV

II.pit-a-pat [ˌpɪtəˈpæt, Am ˈpɪt̬əpæt] NOUN

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