English translation of 'gêner'
Verb Table transitive verbsee also se généraliser
1. (= incommoder) to bother ⧫ to trouble
Je ne voudrais pas vous gêner. I don’t want to bother you. ⧫ I don’t want to trouble you.
2. (= faire obstacle à) [déroulement, fonctionnement] to hamper
3. (= bloquer le passage à) to be in the way of
4. (= embarrasser)
gêner qn to make sb feel ill-at-ease ⧫ to make sb feel uncomfortable
Son regard la gênait. The way he was looking at her made her feel ill-at-ease.
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Example Sentences Including 'gêner'
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J'avais une physionomie modérée qui donc ne pouvait pas le gêner.Les femmes politiques
L'un des slogans de ses adversaires sociaux-démocrates - « plus d'honnêteté » - n'aura pas suffi à gêner son ascension.Le Monde (2003)
La situation est telle que je ne ferai rien qui puisse le gêner.Marie Claire
Sa candidature risque de gêner un peu celle de M. Bouteflika.Le Monde (1999)
Sur les regroupements, il y a toujours un bras ou un corps pour gêner les libérations.Le Monde (2001)
Trends of 'gêner'
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'gêner' in Other Languages
British English: hamper VERB
If someone or something hampers you, they make it difficult for you to do what you are trying to do.
The bad weather hampered rescue operations.
British English: hinder VERB
If something hinders you, it makes it more difficult for you to do something or make progress.
Does the fact that your players are part-timers help or hinder you?
British English: impede VERB
If you impede someone or something, you make their movement, development, or progress difficult.
Fallen rock is impeding the progress of rescue workers.
Translation of gêner from the Collins French to English
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