French translation of 'unknown'
- (= not known, not identified) [number, terrain, motive, reason, identity]
inconnu(e)unknown to me (= without my knowing)
à mon insu
⇒ Unknown to her, I had already seen my lawyer.
À son insu, j'avais déjà vu mon avocat.unknown quantity (mathematics)
inconnue fto be an unknown quantity (figurative, = to be mysterious, not known)
rester une inconnue
- (= unfamiliar) [visitor]
inconnu(e)an unknown man
un inconnuan unknown woman
une inconnueto be unknown to sb
être inconnu(e) à qn
⇒ He was unknown to me.
Il m'était inconnu.
- (= not famous) [person]
- (= unheard-of)
inconnu(e)it is not unknown for ...
il arrive que ...
⇒ It is not unknown for travellers to forget their passports.
Il arrive que des voyageurs oublient leur passeport.
- (= fact)
- (= person)
inconnu(e) m f
the unknown (= unfamiliar things or places)
l'inconnu mfear of the unknown
la peur de l'inconnu
Example Sentences Including 'unknown'
Up to the threshold of the door there mounted a flight of twenty-seven broad stairs, hewn by some unknown art of the same black stone.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
They were stark warnings that I was guiding my prince through unknown territory.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
Strange, unknown marks were pouring out of her into the sending.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
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'unknown' in Other Languages
- Arabic: مَجْهُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: desconhecido desconhecida
- Chinese: 不知道的
- Croatian: neznan neznana
- Czech: neznámý
- Danish: ukendt
- Dutch: onbekend
- European Spanish: desconocido desconocida
- Finnish: tuntematon
- French: inconnu
- German: unbekannt
- Greek: άγνωστος άγνωστη
- Italian: sconosciuto sconosciuta
- Japanese: 未知の
- Korean: 알려지지 않은
- Norwegian: ukjent
- Polish: nieznany nieznana
- Portuguese: desconhecido desconhecida
- Romanian: necunoscut necunoscută, necunoscuți, necunoscute
- Russian: неизвестный неизвестная
- Spanish: desconocido desconocida
- Swedish: okänd okänt
- Thai: ไม่มีใครรู้จัก
- Turkish: bilinmez
- Ukrainian: невідомий
- Vietnamese: không được biết
Translation of unknown from the Collins English to French Dictionary