French translation of 'hint'
1. (= allusion) allusion f
to drop a hint faire une allusion
to give a hint that ... (= suggest that) laisser entendre que ...
to give a strong hint that ... laisser clairement entendre que ...
The Minister gave a strong hint that the government had changed its mind. Le ministre a laissé clairement entendre que le gouvernement avait changé d’avis.
give me a hint (= clue) mettez-moi sur la voie ⧫ donnez-moi une indication
to take the hint comprendre l’allusion
He took the hint and left her alone. Il comprit l’allusion et la laissa tranquille.
He can’t take a hint. Il est incapable de comprendre une allusion.
I can take a hint! L’allusion ne m’a pas échappé !
2. (= advice) conseil m
handy hints conseils pratiques
3. (= small amount, trace)
[of flavour, colour] touche f
[of sarcasm, irony] touche f ⧫ trace f
I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face. Je la regardai mais ne décelai aucune trace d’ironie sur son visage.
a hint of a smile un soupçon de sourire
to hint (that) ... (= suggest) laisser entendre que ...
He hinted that I had a good chance of getting the job. Il m’a laissé entendre que j’avais de bonnes chances d’obtenir ce poste.
to hint at the possibility of sth [person] évoquer la possibilité de qch ⧫ évoquer l’éventualité de qch
The government are hinting at the possibility of a referendum. Le gouvernement évoque la possibilité d’un référendum.
What are you hinting at? Qu’est-ce que vous voulez dire par là ?
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Example Sentences Including 'hint'
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At the same time, the programme provides helpful hints on how to maximise your chances.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He killed his brother and his girlfriend has been given a hint of his true nature.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He will soon get the hint.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
It has dropped hints about the sort of thing it might be, though, and not always subtly.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Just a hint of colour on your cheeks.The Sun (2014)
No one takes the hint.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Nonetheless, he does give a few hints at his childhood.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Take it one step at a time and introduce hints of colour through accessories such as vases, plants, and art.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That may give you a hint.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The bark will reach mature colours, with strong hints of pink, in only three to four years.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The first hint that something was wrong had occurred earlier in the year.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The programme provides helpful hints.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is the smallest hint of a smile.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Using a hard edge to apply the colour allows a hint of bronzer to shine through.The Sun (2013)
We hope this isn't some sort of hint.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Ms Soubry hinted at the government playing the role of a middleman between a buyer and Tata.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That would be distressing were it not for hints that something better is coming.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There are thousands of ways that people drop hints about the need to lose weight.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He added: 'There must be no hint that suggestion has come from me.The Sun (2006)
He gives a hint of what's to come.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has also hinted at an easing of harsh austerity measures.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He has also hinted that he does not want to fight a general election as party leader.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It blends the past with a very strong hint of the present.The Sun (2006)
It's a puzzle not without a hint of irony.The Sun (2006)
Recent voting should give a hint of the general public's feelings.The Sun (2017)
The Government has hinted it will be Heathrow.The Sun (2016)
The Government has hinted that any boost would probably come in the form of higher public expenditure rather than tax cuts.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The fact she's hinting at it suggests she still holds a candle for you.The Sun (2016)
The study also hints at grammatical divides.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Will the man not take a hint?The Sun (2014)
In this there is a real hint of the possibility of change.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The First Minister has hinted that he is not averse to it.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There is no hint that he suggested his release.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Read some helpful hints about speaking with your spouse.Christianity Today (2000)
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'hint' in Other Languages
British English: hint /hɪnt/ NOUN
A hint is a suggestion about something that is made in an indirect way.
He gave a strong hint that the government were thinking of introducing tax concessions for mothers.
- American English: hint
- Arabic: تَلمِيح
- Brazilian Portuguese: dica
- Chinese: 暗示
- Croatian: nagovještaj
- Czech: náznak
- Danish: praj
- Dutch: hint
- European Spanish: insinuación
- Finnish: vihje
- French: indice idée
- German: Andeutung
- Greek: υπαινιγμός
- Italian: suggerimento
- Japanese: ヒント
- Korean: 힌트
- Norwegian: hint
- Polish: podpowiedź
- European Portuguese: dica
- Romanian: indiciu
- Russian: намек
- Spanish: insinuación
- Swedish: vink
- Thai: การบอกใบ้
- Turkish: ima
- Ukrainian: натяк
- Vietnamese: ám chỉ
British English: hint /hɪnt/ VERB
If you hint at something, you suggest it in an indirect way.
She suggested a trip to the shops and hinted at the possibility of a treat of some sort.
- American English: hint
- Arabic: يُلَمِّحُ إلَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: dar uma dica
- Chinese: 暗示
- Croatian: nagovijestiti
- Czech: naznačit
- Danish: antyde
- Dutch: een hint geven
- European Spanish: insinuar
- Finnish: vihjata
- French: laisser entendre
- German: andeuten
- Greek: υπαινίσσομαι
- Italian: suggerire
- Japanese: ほのめかす
- Korean: 암시하다
- Norwegian: hinte
- Polish: podpowiedzieć
- European Portuguese: dar uma dica
- Romanian: a face aluzie
- Russian: намекать
- Spanish: insinuar
- Swedish: antyda
- Thai: บอกใบ้
- Turkish: imada bulunmak
- Ukrainian: натякати
- Vietnamese: ám chỉ
Translation of hint from the Collins English to French Dictionary