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French translation of 'brown'

Word Frequency


[ˈbraʊn ]
1.  brun(e)marron inv
2.  [hair] châtain inv
3.  (tanned) [skin] bronzé(e)
to go brown [person] bronzer
4.  [rice, bread, flour] complet/ète
(colour) brun mmarron m
transitive verb
[meat, vegetables] faire dorer
intransitive verb
1.  [leaves] jaunir
2.  [skin] brunir
3.  [food] dorer

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Example Sentences Including 'brown'

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Choose rich earthy reds, browns and greens to be in keeping with the overall look.
Churchill, Jane (ed.) Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)
Her mother also has a variety of moles and brown skin patches.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It remains law for all white and brown flour to still have calcium added.
The Sun (2012)
It should be golden brown when cooked.
The Sun (2012)
Key colours are brown and grey with splashes of burnt orange.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Mix together the soy sauce and brown sugar and pour over the steak.
The Sun (2012)
Oaks are generally the last trees to lose their leaves, which are now mostly brown.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Put in mince and cook until lightly browned.
The Sun (2016)
Sprinkle the chicken pieces with brown sugar and pour the wine around them.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The mixture will become a deep chestnut brown.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Then his naturally white hair was dyed brown.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Turn the pancake over using a spatula and cook on the other side until golden brown.
The Sun (2017)
With her fair skin and rich brown hair, the actress needs little help to shine.
The Sun (2010)
Heat the tamarind sauce with the brown sugar.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Others have suffered the formation of permanent brown pigment on their eyelids.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They turn into a more appetising golden brown when cooked.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You can boil some brown rice and leave to cool for tomorrow.
Kowalski, Robert E The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)
Gold and brown have scored just one top place each.
The Sun (2010)
Heat the residual oil in a frying pan and quickly brown the lamb.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It required him to have his blond hair dyed dark brown.
The Sun (2017)
She had straight dark brown hair in a ponytail.
The Sun (2008)
The colour was very natural for a glow but not for people who want to look really brown instantly.
The Sun (2010)
The first meadow brown butterflies are flitting along with a wobbling motion between the tall grasses.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The other had brown hair and brown eyes.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The total mass of the brown sugar and dish is 110g.
The Sun (2016)

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'brown' in Other Languages

British English: brown /braʊn/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is brown is the colour of earth or of wood.
...her deep brown eyes.
  • American English: brown
  • Arabic: أَسُمَر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: marrom
  • Chinese: 棕色的
  • Croatian: smeđ
  • Czech: hnědý
  • Danish: brun
  • Dutch: bruin
  • European Spanish: marrón
  • Finnish: ruskea
  • French: marron
  • German: braun
  • Greek: καφετής
  • Italian: marrone
  • Japanese: 茶色の
  • Korean: 갈색의
  • Norwegian: brun
  • Polish: brązowy
  • European Portuguese: castanho
  • Romanian: maro
  • Russian: коричневый
  • Latin American Spanish: marrón
  • Swedish: brun
  • Thai: สีน้ำตาล
  • Turkish: kahverengi
  • Ukrainian: коричневий
  • Vietnamese: màu nâu


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