French translation of 'bit'
past tense of verb
1. (= small piece)
[of bread, cheese, cake] morceau m
[of paper, string] bout m
Would you like another bit? Est-ce que tu en veux un autre morceau ?
a bit of cake un morceau de gâteau
to come to bits, to fall to bits (= break) tomber en morceaux
to take sth to bits démonter qch
to do one’s bit y mettre du sien
a bit (= a little) un peu; (= rather) un peu
Wait a bit! Attends un peu !
“Do you play football?” — “A bit.” « Tu joues au football ? » — « Un peu. »
a bit dangerous un peu risqué
He’s a bit mad. Il est un peu fou.
a bit too hot un peu trop chaud
it’s a bit much, that’s a bit much (informal) c’est un peu fort
a bit of a [mess, disaster, disappointment]
Sorry, the room’s in a bit of a mess. Je suis désolé, la pièce est un peu en désordre.
This comes as a bit of a disappointment. C’est un peu décevant.
every bit as good as tout aussi bon(ne) que
every bit as interesting as tout aussi intéressant(e) que
quite a bit (= considerably) passablement
quite a bit of (= quite a lot of) pas mal de
bits and pieces, bits and bobs (informal) (= things) trucs mpl
bits and pieces of (= small amounts of)
I did bits and pieces of translation work. J’ai fait un peu de traduction.
not a bit (mainly Britain) (= not at all) [surprised, disappointed] pas du tout
not a bit of it! (Britain) pas le moins du monde !
a bit of (= some) un peu de
a bit of music un peu de musique
a bit of luck un peu de chance ⧫ de la chance
a bit of information un renseignement
It’s a bit of a nuisance. C’est ennuyeux.
a bit, for a bit (Britain)(= for some time) un certain temps
Let’s wait a bit. Attendons un peu.
11. (= part) [of programme, lesson] partie f
bit by bit petit à petit
13. [of tool] mèche f
14. [of horse] mors m
to get the bit between one’s teeth, to take the bit between one’s teeth prendre le mors aux dents
to champ at the bit, to chomp at the bit ronger son frein
15. (Computing) bit m ⧫ élément m binaire
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Example Sentences Including 'bit'
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The road was littered with bits and pieces.Broken Lives (1993)
But it looks a bit too much like a dribble of concrete.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Give away bits to charity shops instead.The Sun (2013)
I do feel like a bit of an anthropologist.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
If you prefer a bit more bite to your apple, leave out this cooking step.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
So unmistakable that one bit of the city can too easily seem like the next.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We just want to save a few bits of our past for the future.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You just have to decide which bits are most important to you.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It’s much easier for me if you can be a little bit happy and enjoy things.The Railway Children (1906)
He likes to put the needle in a little bit once in a while.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I love the horse to bits.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It went past in a bit of a blur.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The fans will not mind one bit.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They worked a lot harder and had a bit more bite in the tackle.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We lost six members of staff and to replace that with one seems a bit crazy.The Sun (2016)
Why not have something a bit different?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You can have too much of a good thing and then feel a bit sick.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
My next two marriages were a bit on the rebound.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You feel a bit left out sometimes.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You have to enjoy it and put a bit of yourself into the performance.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Many have been bit parts and this is his biggest role.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
She professed to find all the fuss a bit much.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This oddly structured track takes a bit of getting into.The Sun (2016)
We found one which looked a bit tacky but the beer was cheap so we stayed.The Sun (2016)
We have asked the police for a bit of information but they have said that they cannot tell us.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Well the free and impartial bit is good, but the guidance bit is less positive.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
What could anyone do but have a bit of a think?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Will be glad when retreat is over and can get a bit of peace.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Ma ripped off the torn hair and the bits of her mouth and her remaining eye and her face.Christianity Today (2000)
What is the smallest known bit of matter?A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)
Trends of 'bit'
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'bit' in Other Languages
British English: bit /bɪt/ NOUN
A bit of something is a small amount of it, or a small part of it.
I ate a bit of bread.
- American English: bit
- Arabic: جُزْء صَغِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: pedaço
- Chinese: 小块
- Croatian: komadić
- Czech: kousek
- Danish: smule
- Dutch: beetje
- European Spanish: pedazo pequeño
- Finnish: palanen
- French: morceau
- German: Stückchen
- Greek: τεμάχιο
- Italian: pezzo
- Japanese: 小片
- Korean: 작은 조각
- Norwegian: stykke
- Polish: kawałek
- European Portuguese: pedaço
- Romanian: puțin
- Russian: кусочек a small piece
- Spanish: pedazo
- Swedish: stycke bit
- Thai: เล็กๆ น้อยๆ
- Turkish: parça
- Ukrainian: шматок
- Vietnamese: miếng
Translation of bit from the Collins English to French Dictionary