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English translation of 'genre'

Word Frequency


[ʒɑ̃ʀ ]
masculine noun
1.  (espèce, sorte) kindtypesort
C’est un genre de gâteau à la crème. It’s a kind of cream cake.
2.  (allure) manner
se donner du genre to give o.s. airs
avoir bon genre to look respectable
avoir mauvais genre to look disreputable
3.  (Linguistics) gender
4.  (Art) genre
5.  (Zoology, Botany) genus

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Example Sentences Including 'genre'

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A 4000 mètres d'altitude, ce genre d'effort n'est pas fait pour les organismes délicats.
Collectif (Edel, Patrick & Wolfram, Bernard) Carnets d'aventures, Spécial, 2/1989
Mais il n'y a aucun projet de ce genre ", a -t-il ajouté.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
On sait dans le milieu que ce genre de tactique est périlleux et Worldcom n'a pris aucune précaution.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Pour déjouer ce genre de ruse, il faut prendre le risque de se tromper, de passer à côté d'une oeuvre véritable.
de Closets, François La grande manip
Puis, elle fait ses premiers pas au cinéma dans un film sur l'alpinisme réalisé par le spécialiste du genre : Arnold Franck.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)

Trends of 'genre'

Extremely Common. genre is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'genre' in Other Languages

British English: gender /ˈdʒɛndə/ NOUN
A person's gender is the fact that they are male or female.
Type in your height, weight, and gender.
  • American English: gender
  • Arabic: جِنْس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gênero gramática
  • Chinese: 性别
  • Croatian: rod
  • Czech: pohlaví
  • Danish: køn
  • Dutch: geslacht
  • European Spanish: género
  • Finnish: sukupuoli
  • French: genre masculin/féminin
  • German: Geschlecht
  • Greek: γένος
  • Italian: sesso
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: kjønn
  • Polish: płeć
  • European Portuguese: género gramática
  • Romanian: sex
  • Russian: пол
  • Latin American Spanish: género
  • Swedish: kön
  • Thai: เพศ
  • Turkish: cinsiyet
  • Ukrainian: рід
  • Vietnamese: giới tính
British English: type /taɪp/ NOUN
A type of something is the kind of thing that it is.
Owls are a type of bird.
  • American English: type
  • Arabic: نَوْع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tipo
  • Chinese: 类型
  • Croatian: vrsta
  • Czech: typ
  • Danish: type
  • Dutch: type
  • European Spanish: tipo clase
  • Finnish: tyyppi
  • French: genre sorte
  • German: Typ
  • Greek: τύπος
  • Italian: tipo
  • Japanese: 種類
  • Korean: 유형
  • Norwegian: type
  • Polish: typ
  • European Portuguese: tipo
  • Romanian: tip
  • Russian: тип
  • Latin American Spanish: tipo modelo, clase
  • Swedish: typ
  • Thai: ประเภท
  • Turkish: tür
  • Ukrainian: тип
  • Vietnamese: loại dạng
British English: genre NOUN
A genre is a particular type of literature, painting, music, film, or other art form which people consider as a class because it has special characteristics.
...his love of films and novels in the horror genre.
  • American English: genre
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gênero
  • Chinese: > 体裁文学、绘画、音乐、电影等艺术作品的
  • European Spanish: género
  • French: genre
  • German: Genre
  • Italian: genere
  • Japanese: ジャンル
  • Korean: 장르
  • European Portuguese: género
  • Latin American Spanish: género
British English: genus NOUN
A genus is a class of similar things, especially a group of animals or plants that includes several closely related species.
...a genus of plants called Sinningia.
  • American English: genus
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gênero
  • Chinese: > 属尤指动植物的
  • European Spanish: género
  • French: genre
  • German: Gattung
  • Italian: genere
  • Japanese: > 属生物分類上の
  • Korean: 종류
  • European Portuguese: género
  • Latin American Spanish: género


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