French translation of 'imitation'
1. (= copying) imitation f
2. (= copy) imitation f
the most accurate imitation of Chinese architecture in Europe la plus fidèle imitation d’architecture chinoise en Europe
a pale imitation of sth, a poor imitation of sth une pâle imitation de qch
Computers are just poor imitations of our brains. L’ordinateur n’est qu’une pâle imitation de notre cerveau.
3. (= impersonation)
to do an imitation of sb faire une imitation de qn
to give an imitation of sth faire une imitation de qch
He gave his imitation of the way Jodie walked. Il nous a fait une imitation de la démarche de Jodie. ⧫ Il a imité pour nous la démarche de Jodie.
(= not real) factice
An imitation firearm was used in the robbery. Une arme factice a été utilisée lors du vol.see also imitation leather
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Example Sentences Including 'imitation'
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And if there is one thing imitation is not, it is "original.THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)
Local trading standards officials can close down rogue traders selling imitation goods.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The ruling opens the door for a flood of cheap imitation products from China.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As a result, each of us became a distinctive composer and not a poor imitation of him.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Beware of cheap imitations and expect costume drama next season.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But all it succeeds in doing is hammering home what a pale imitation this sequel is.The Sun (2011)
France are playing a cheap imitation of champagne rugby.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The team was a very pale imitation of the defensive powerhouse it used to be.The Sun (2009)
You could call it a cheap imitation.The Sun (2011)
Formal clothes tend to follow basic designs that make it possible to get away with cheaper imitations.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
As I stretched forward, one white furry leg stretched out in imitation.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But they should be all speech and not pale imitations of commercial outfits.The Sun (2008)
If it wasn't a crisis it was a fair imitation of one.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's a really poor imitation.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
My wife does really good bird imitations.The Sun (2016)
This side was a poor imitation of those warriors.The Sun (2006)
There are people doing it really well, yet others do a poor imitation.Christianity Today (2000)
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'imitation' in Other Languages
British English: imitation /ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃən/ NOUN
An imitation of something is a copy of it.
...an accurate imitation of Chinese architecture.
- American English: imitation
- Arabic: مُحَاكَاةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: imitação
- Chinese: 模仿
- Croatian: imitacija
- Czech: napodobenina
- Danish: efterligning
- Dutch: imitatie
- European Spanish: imitación
- Finnish: jäljennös
- French: imitation
- German: Imitation
- Greek: απομίμηση
- Italian: imitazione
- Japanese: 模造品
- Korean: 모조품
- Norwegian: imitasjon
- Polish: imitacja
- European Portuguese: imitação
- Romanian: imitație
- Russian: имитация
- Spanish: imitación
- Swedish: imitation
- Thai: การลอกเลียนแบบ
- Turkish: taklit
- Ukrainian: імітація
- Vietnamese: sự bắt chước
British English: imitation ADJECTIVE
Imitation things are not genuine but are made to look as if they are.
...a complete set of books bound in imitation leather.
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Translation of imitation from the Collins English to French Dictionary