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English translation of 'pouce'

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[pus ]
masculine noun
1.  (doigt) thumb
Je me suis coincé le pouce dans la porte. I trapped my thumb in the door.
se tourner les pouces, se rouler les pouces to twiddle one’s thumbs
manger sur le pouce to grab a quick bite to eat
2.  (mesure) inch (2.54 centimetres)

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Example Sentences Including 'pouce'

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Elle tendit sous le nez du professeur son pouce, I'index puis le majeur le plus provocatrice possible.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Et de toute façon, ça donnera un sacré coup de pouce aux candidats.
Ruquier, Laurent etc Rien à cirer
Il est rattrapé par la demande, alors qu'on ne sait toujours pas s'il donnera ou non un coup de pouce au SMIC.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
La tâche s'annonçait délicate mais Jean-Pierre Raffarin a reçu, providentiellement, un sacré coup de pouce de la Commission européenne.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Le vieux monsieur appuie plus fort son front dans sa main, le pouce soutenant la tempe, le petit doigt recourbé au creux de la joue.
Salacrou, Laurence L'ombre d'un roi
Un coup de pouce qui ne concerne pas les personnes qui ont commencé à travailler à 17 ans et justifient de 40 annuités.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)

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'pouce' in Other Languages

British English: inch /ɪntʃ/ NOUN
An inch is a unit of length, equal to 2.54 centimetres.
Dig a hole 18 inches deep.
  • American English: inch
  • Arabic: بُوصَةُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: polegada
  • Chinese: 英寸
  • Croatian: inč
  • Czech: palec jednotka délky
  • Danish: tomme
  • Dutch: inch
  • European Spanish: pulgada
  • Finnish: tuuma mittayksikkö
  • French: pouce mesure
  • German: Zoll Maß
  • Greek: ίντσα
  • Italian: pollice
  • Japanese: インチ
  • Korean: 인치
  • Norwegian: tomme
  • Polish: cal
  • European Portuguese: polegada
  • Romanian: țol
  • Russian: дюйм
  • Latin American Spanish: pulgada
  • Swedish: tum
  • Thai: นิ้ว
  • Turkish: inç
  • Ukrainian: дюйм
  • Vietnamese: inch
British English: thumb /θʌm/ NOUN
Your thumb is the short, thick part on the side of your hand next to your first finger.
...the tip of her left thumb.
  • American English: thumb
  • Arabic: إِبْهامُ الْيَد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: polegar
  • Chinese: 拇指
  • Croatian: palac
  • Czech: palec
  • Danish: tommelfinger
  • Dutch: duim
  • European Spanish: pulgar
  • Finnish: peukalo
  • French: pouce partie du corps
  • German: Daumen
  • Greek: αντίχειρας
  • Italian: pollice
  • Japanese: 親指
  • Korean: 엄지손가락
  • Norwegian: tommel
  • Polish: kciuk
  • European Portuguese: polegar
  • Romanian: degetul marede la mână
  • Russian: большой палец руки
  • Latin American Spanish: pulgar
  • Swedish: tumme
  • Thai: นิ้วโป้ง
  • Turkish: baş parmak
  • Ukrainian: великий палець руки
  • Vietnamese: ngón tay cái


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