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petit (p(ə)ti, it Pronunciation for petit

Word forms:  petite

Translations

adjective

  1. (par la taille, les dimensions) [main, objet, colline] small   ⇒ Il est petit pour son âge. He's small for his age.

    de petite taille [personne] short, small [arbre] small   ⇒ Sonia habite une petite ville. Sonia lives in a small town.

  2. (valeur affective) little   ⇒ Phyllis a une jolie petite maison. Phyllis has a nice little house.   ⇒ On a ouvert une petite bouteille de Chinon. We've opened a little bottle of Chinon.
  3. (peu important)
    1. [problème] small, minor
    2. [progrès] little
  4. (= faible) [pluie, bruit] slight
  5. (en âge) [enfant] small, little   ⇒ C'est dangereux pour les petits enfants. It's dangerous for small children.

    son petit frère his little brother

  6. (= court)
    1. [voyage, présentation] little
    2. [roman] short
  7. (= mesquin) mean

masculine noun, feminine noun

  1. (= enfant) child, little one   ⇒ Emmène les petits au cinéma. Take the children to the cinema.   ⇒ Le petit de Sylvie a une mauvaise grippe. Sylvie's little son has got bad a bad dose of flu.

    la classe des petits the infant class

    pour petits et grands for children and adults

    les tout-petits the little ones, the tiny tots

  2. (= cadet) little one, youngest   ⇒ Nicolas, c'est le petit. Nicolas is the little one., Nicolas is the youngest.
  3. (valeur affective)

    mon petit (nuance ironique) dear (à son fils, un petit garçon) son

    ma petite (nuance ironique) dear, young lady (à sa fille, une fillette) sweetheart

    pauvre petit poor little thing

masculine noun

  1. [d'animal]

    petits young pl   ⇒ la lionne et ses petits the lioness and her young

    faire des petits [chatte] to have kittens [chienne] to have puppies

adverb

  1. petit à petit little by little, gradually

'petit' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: شِبْلPronunciation for شِبْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: filhotePronunciation for filhote
  • Chinese: 幼兽Pronunciation for 幼兽
  • Croatian: mladunčePronunciation for mladunče
  • Czech: mláděPronunciation for mládě
  • Danish: ungePronunciation for unge
  • Dutch: welpPronunciation for welp
  • European Spanish: cachorroPronunciation for cachorro cachorraleón
  • Finnish: pentuPronunciation for pentu
  • French: petitPronunciation for petitanimal
  • German: JungesPronunciation for Junges
  • Greek: νεογνό ζώουPronunciation for νεογνό ζώου
  • Italian: cuccioloPronunciation for cucciolo
  • Japanese: 野獣の子Pronunciation for 野獣の子
  • Korean: 짐승의 새끼Pronunciation for 짐승의 새끼
  • Norwegian: (dyre)ungePronunciation for (dyre)unge
  • Polish: młodePronunciation for młode
  • Portuguese: filhotePronunciation for filhote
  • Romanian: pui puial unui animal de pradă
  • Russian: детенышPronunciation for детеныш
  • Spanish: cachorroPronunciation for cachorro cachorra
  • Swedish: ungePronunciation for unge
  • Thai: ลูกของสัตว์Pronunciation for ลูกของสัตว์
  • Turkish: yavruPronunciation for yavruaslan/ayı
  • Ukrainian: малюк хижака
  • Vietnamese: con thú conPronunciation for con thú con
  • Arabic: صَغِيرٌPronunciation for صَغِيرٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pequenoPronunciation for pequeno pequena
  • Chinese: 小的Pronunciation for 小的
  • Croatian: malenPronunciation for malen malena
  • Czech: malýPronunciation for malý
  • Danish: lillePronunciation for lille
  • Dutch: kleinPronunciation for klein
  • European Spanish: pequeñoPronunciation for pequeño pequeña
  • Finnish: pieniPronunciation for pieni
  • French: petitPronunciation for petitminime
  • German: kleinPronunciation for klein
  • Greek: μικρόςPronunciation for μικρός μικρή
  • Italian: piccoloPronunciation for piccolo piccola
  • Japanese: 小さいPronunciation for 小さい
  • Korean: 작은Pronunciation for 작은
  • Norwegian: litenPronunciation for liten små
  • Polish: małyPronunciation for mały mała
  • Portuguese: pequenoPronunciation for pequeno pequena
  • Romanian: mic mic, mică, mici
  • Russian: маленькийPronunciation for маленький маленькая
  • Spanish: pequeñoPronunciation for pequeño pequeña
  • Swedish: litenPronunciation for liten litet
  • Thai: เล็กPronunciation for เล็ก
  • Turkish: küçükPronunciation for küçük
  • Ukrainian: маленький
  • Vietnamese: nhỏPronunciation for nhỏ
  • Arabic: صَغِيرPronunciation for صَغِير
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pequenoPronunciation for pequeno pequena
  • Chinese: 小的Pronunciation for 小的
  • Croatian: malenPronunciation for malen malena
  • Czech: malýPronunciation for malý
  • Danish: lillePronunciation for lille
  • Dutch: kleinPronunciation for klein
  • European Spanish: pequeñoPronunciation for pequeño pequeña
  • Finnish: pieniPronunciation for pieni
  • French: petitPronunciation for petitminime
  • German: kleinPronunciation for klein
  • Greek: μικρόςPronunciation for μικρός μικρή
  • Italian: piccoloPronunciation for piccolo piccola
  • Japanese: 小さいPronunciation for 小さい
  • Korean: 작은Pronunciation for 작은
  • Norwegian: litenPronunciation for liten
  • Polish: małyPronunciation for mały mała
  • Portuguese: pequenoPronunciation for pequeno pequena
  • Romanian: mic mic, mică, mici
  • Russian: маленькийPronunciation for маленький маленькая
  • Spanish: pequeñoPronunciation for pequeño pequeña
  • Swedish: litenPronunciation for liten litet
  • Thai: เล็กPronunciation for เล็ก
  • Turkish: küçükPronunciation for küçük
  • Ukrainian: малий
  • Vietnamese: nhỏ béPronunciation for nhỏ bé
  • Arabic: مُنْخَفِض
  • Brazilian Portuguese: baixo baixa
  • Chinese: 小的数字
  • Croatian: nizak "niska, nisko"
  • Czech: nízký
  • Danish: lav
  • Dutch: laag
  • European Spanish: bajo
  • Finnish: pieni
  • French: petitnombre
  • German: niedrig
  • Greek: χαμηλός χαμηλή
  • Italian: basso bassa
  • Japanese: 低い
  • Korean: 낮은
  • Norwegian: lav
  • Polish: niski niska
  • Portuguese: baixo
  • Romanian: scăzut scăzut, scăzută, scăzuți, scăzute
  • Russian: маленький
  • Spanish: bajo baja
  • Swedish: låg lågt
  • Thai: น้อย ราคาถูก
  • Turkish: ucuz
  • Ukrainian: низький
  • Vietnamese: nhỏ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pequenino
  • Chinese: > 小的尺寸、程度
  • European Spanish: pequeñito
  • French: petit petite
  • German: klein
  • Italian: piccolo piccola
  • Japanese: 小さい
  • Korean: 아주 작은
  • Portuguese: pequenino pequenina
  • Spanish: pequeñito

Example Sentences Including 'petit'

A côté de ce petit déjeuner lipidique est proposé un petit déjeuner avec des oeufs ou du jambon , mais sans pain ni toast.
Marie Claire
D'après la police , la boîte de nuit se trouve juste à côté d' un petit restaurant fréquenté par de jeunes immigrés serbes et croates.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Je fais partie d' un petit réseau bien réparti dans la maison et..
Sarraute, Claude Mademoiselle s'il vous plaît
SANTE - Mise en concurrence de la Sécurité sociale avec les assurances privées pour le " petit risque ".
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Tous les symptômes du petit bras , de la crispation qui paralysent un joueur étaient bien visibles.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Trois jours plus tard , le petit groupe de Villetaneuse se retrouve aux journées nationales du Mouvement de la jeunesse socialiste.
de Closets, François La grande manip
Un après-midi je jouais Schumann dans le petit salon , pour Erika , puis nous sommes montées dans ma chambre.
Ergal, Yves-Michel L'offrande musicale

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