French translation of 'jolly'
1. [person] gai(e) ⧫ enjoué(e)
2. (= enjoyable) [occasion, day, night] agréable
to have a jolly time bien s’amuser
(Britain) (informal) [good, well, nice, old, hard] rudement ⧫ drôlement
jolly good! formidable !
jolly well ...
No, you jolly well can’t! Non, il n’en est pas question !
Phrasal verbsjolly along
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Example Sentences Including 'jolly'
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We stayed at the course until midnight having a right old jolly with lots of singing and drinking.FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)
But sometimes jolly insights are hard to come by and the journals seem to carry little but news of cuts.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He thinks that is a jolly good idea.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It's all jolly, jolly good fun.The Sun (2016)
Or then again maybe it was just a bit of jolly good fun.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Then we had a jolly nice afternoon tea.The Sun (2016)
Today all we make is a jolly snazzy vacuum cleaner.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Wandsworth council keeps its budget on track by making it jolly hard for managers to get an increase.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
If it goes well, he will be more than the jolly good fellow that he already is.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They are not indications that a person should jolly well pull their socks up.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It would certainly make this interview jolly awkward.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The answer is a lightweight trench, in tan or this rather jolly salmon.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The day my hairdryer blew the hair right off my head was another jolly one.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
A) Freeze a jolly good fellow!The Sun (2011)
And so he jolly well should.The Sun (2009)
Everybody thinks he is a jolly good bloke.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He was so happy and jolly.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If you want an example of shortterm thinking go to jolly old Lowestoft.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The dinner ladies are amazing, happy and jolly.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We are determined to make the 2008 festive season as jolly as any in the past decade or so of unrivalled prosperity.The Sun (2008)
We will all be having a jolly good munch on the way home.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They probably smell jolly as well.MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)
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'jolly' in Other Languages
British English: jolly /ˈdʒɒlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A jolly person is happy and cheerful.
She was a jolly, kindhearted woman.
- American English: jolly
- Arabic: فَرِحٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: alegre
- Chinese: 欢乐的
- Croatian: veseo
- Czech: veselý
- Danish: glad
- Dutch: plezierig
- European Spanish: jovial
- Finnish: iloinen
- French: gai
- German: fröhlich
- Greek: πρόσχαρος
- Italian: allegro
- Japanese: 陽気な
- Korean: 명랑한
- Norwegian: munter
- Polish: wesoły
- European Portuguese: alegre
- Romanian: vesel
- Russian: веселый
- Spanish: jovial
- Swedish: glad
- Thai: รื่นเริง
- Turkish: keyifli
- Ukrainian: веселий
- Vietnamese: vui vẻ
Translation of jolly from the Collins English to French Dictionary