French translation of 'bug'
1. (= insect) insecte m ⧫ bestiole f
2. (= germ) virus m ⧫ microbe m
There’s a bug going round. Il y a un microbe qui traîne.
a stomach bug une gastroentérite
I’ve got bitten by the travel bug, I’ve been bitten by the travel bug (informal) j’ai le virus du voyage
4. (= spy device) dispositif m d’écoute ⧫ micro m caché
5. (in program) bogue m
6. (in equipment) défaut m
[room] poser des micros dans
[phone] brancher sur table d’écoute
2. (informal) (= annoy) embêter ⧫ casser les pieds à
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Example Sentences Including 'bug'
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That's quite a hard bug to get rid of.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But not so much music - unless I get the bug back.The Sun (2016)
But three years ago she was struck down by the deadly brain bug.The Sun (2012)
It's a bit of a bug, the cougar thing.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Or bugs could become resistant to it, too.The Sun (2015)
She took advice about how to check her flat for bugs or recording devices.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
This was fine until one weekend when he had a stomach bug.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We frequently use insects and bugs to classify ourselves and each other.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There seems to be a sickness bug around the training ground.The Sun (2015)
There was something that bugged me, though.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Well, what stomach bug could possibly live in it?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A family whose five-star holiday was ruined by a stomach bug have won 30,000 in damages.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But the thugs were trapped by an electronic bug planted in their car during a probe into suspected terror links.The Sun (2011)
But they should wait a while until bugs get ironed out.The Sun (2016)
Cases of the winter vomiting bug norovirus have closed 860 beds a day this winter compared with 211 at the same time last year.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
My surgery has been full of flu and vomiting bugs.The Sun (2009)
Police bugged the visiting room where she spoke to her parents.The Sun (2008)
She says she lives for seeing me but I put her off last week with a lame excuse about having a stomach bug.The Sun (2016)
The politician's staff suggested that his office was illegally bugged.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There were also higher reports of vomiting bug norovirus.The Sun (2017)
They are best at helping stomach lining cells fight off bugs and infections.The Sun (2011)
This led me to ask whether he uses bugs or listening devices.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We can give agencies draconian new powers to bug phones and computers.The Sun (2013)
When we moved in it had bed bugs.The Sun (2012)
Was this some kind of trick in a bugged room?Christianity Today (2000)
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'bug' in Other Languages
British English: bug /bʌɡ/ NOUN
A bug is a tiny insect, especially one that causes damage.
We noticed tiny bugs that were all over the walls.
- American English: bug
- Arabic: بَقَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: inseto
- Chinese: 小虫
- Croatian: buba
- Czech: obtížný hmyz
- Danish: insekt
- Dutch: insect
- European Spanish: bicho
- Finnish: ötökkä
- French: insecte
- German: Ungeziefer
- Greek: ζωύφιο
- Italian: insetto
- Japanese: 虫
- Korean: 벌레
- Norwegian: insekt
- Polish: robak
- European Portuguese: insecto
- Romanian: gândac
- Russian: кровососущее насекомое
- Spanish: bicho
- Swedish: insekt
- Thai: แมลง
- Turkish: böcek
- Ukrainian: жук
- Vietnamese: con rệp
British English: bug VERB
If someone bugs a place, they hide tiny microphones in it which transmit what people are saying.
He heard that they were planning to bug his office.
Translation of bug from the Collins English to French Dictionary