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French translation of 'bird'

Word Frequency

bird

[ˈbɜːʳd ]
noun
1.  (animal) oiseau m
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l’auras
to kill two birds with one stone faire d’une pierre deux coups
to tell sb about the birds and the bees (humorous) (the facts of life) expliquer à qn que les bébés ne naissent pas dans les choux
birds of a feather flock together qui se ressemble s’assemble
2. 
to give sb the bird (boo) [audience] huer qnsiffler qn
3.  (Britain) (informal) (girl) nana f (informal)
4. 
to do bird (Britain) (informal) (do time in prison) faire de la taule

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Example Sentences Including 'bird'

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It's a matter of taking the bird in the hand now.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Legend has it that if the birds were to fly away, the city would cease to exist.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In his hand was the bird, still alive and well.
Richard Holmes Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)
These birds would fly out each dawn and return at dusk carrying news of all that they had seen or heard.
Barrett, Clive The Gods of Asgard (1989)
Birds of prey sail in the sky.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He wears army fatigues and a hat with bird feathers.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Look out for things like white feathers and birds that appear to follow you around the garden.
The Sun (2013)
Members of the public discovered one bird dead in a village pond.
The Sun (2016)
The female and the young birds follow as soon as they can.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The white part is quite conspicuous when the bird is flying away from you.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
These vegetarian birds like juicy young leaves.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They are enchanting little birds.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Undercover bird There are creatures that are always with us and which are more or less invisible.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It would pass from one bird to another.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)
We swooped like some bird of prey over the advancing army.
Baxter, Stephen Anti-Ice (1993)
A new strain of bird flu is infecting poultry and ducks but has not yet spread to humans.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Eight others were also taken to hospital yesterday with suspected bird flu.
The Sun (2006)
From time to time this bird may drop back and let another take over.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It is easy to be alarmist about bird flu.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The bird feathers attached to various artifacts are of interest, as they can give anthropologists further insight into customs and trade.
Smithsonian Mag (2017)
The bird is flying skywards with all its might and there are only two things that can happen.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The incident is not the first time a bird has been used with criminal intent.
The Sun (2015)
The third was a shy little bird in my rib cage.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There were nine more incidents involving between one and four birds over the next three months.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
These wandering individuals are mostly young birds.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Watch out for otters, rare birds and butterflies.
The Sun (2013)
It bird that will be is probably the last rare bird that will be discovered in Britain this year, and it was still there yesterday.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Twitter's little blue bird has had its wings scorched.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They knock prey birds out of the sky.
Christianity Today (2000)
Likely head gardeners were rare birds in those days but these things often turn out well.
Jane Brown TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: Ravishing Rhododendrons and their Travels Around the World (2004)

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'bird' in Other Languages

British English: bird /bɜːd/ NOUN
A bird is a creature with feathers and wings.
  • American English: bird
  • Arabic: طَائِر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pássaro
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: ptica
  • Czech: pták
  • Danish: fugl
  • Dutch: vogel
  • European Spanish: ave
  • Finnish: lintu
  • French: oiseau
  • German: Vogel
  • Greek: πουλί
  • Italian: uccello
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 참새
  • Norwegian: fugl
  • Polish: ptak
  • European Portuguese: pássaro
  • Romanian: pasăre
  • Russian: птица
  • Latin American Spanish: ave
  • Swedish: fågel
  • Thai: นก
  • Turkish: kuş
  • Ukrainian: птах
  • Vietnamese: chim

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Translation of bird from the Collins English to French
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