French translation of 'plate'
1. (= dish) assiette f
a plate of sandwiches une assiette de sandwiches
to have enough on one’s plate (figurative) avoir bien assez à faire comme ça
to have a lot on one’s plate (figurative) avoir déjà trop à faire
to hand sth to sb on a plate (figurative) (mainly Britain) offrir qch à qn sur un plateau
The presidency was handed to him on a plate. La présidence lui a été offerte sur un plateau.
2. (= sheet of metal) plaque f
3. (= coated metal) plaqué m
They aren’t real gold, they’re just plate. Ils ne sont pas en or massif, juste en plaqué.
4. (= dishes and cutlery) vaisselle f
gold plate vaisselle f d’or
silver plate vaisselle f d’argent
5. (on door) plaque f
6. (Photography) plaque f
7. (Typography) cliché m
8. (in book) gravure f
9. (Automobiles) (also: number plate) plaque f
10. (Geology) plaque f
11. (also: dental plate) appareil m (dentaire)
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Example Sentences Including 'plate'
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People have fallen through plate glass windows without sustaining fatal injuries.THE EXECUTION (2002)
You'd think they'd be a bit more grateful that you're there to hand them the stuff on a plate.DEAD BEAT (2002)
There was a jeep parked up near the generator with its licence plate facing our position.BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
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'plate' in Other Languages
British English: plate /pleɪt/ NOUN
A plate is a round or oval flat dish used to hold food.
Anita pushed her plate away.
- American English: plate
- Arabic: صَحْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: prato
- Chinese: 盘子
- Croatian: tanjur
- Czech: talíř
- Danish: tallerken
- Dutch: bord
- European Spanish: plato utensilio
- Finnish: lautanen
- French: assiette
- German: Teller
- Greek: πιάτο
- Italian: piatto
- Japanese: 平皿
- Korean: 접시
- Norwegian: tallerken
- Polish: talerz
- European Portuguese: prato
- Romanian: farfurie
- Russian: тарелка
- Spanish: plato recipiente bajo y redondo
- Swedish: tallrik
- Thai: จาน
- Turkish: tabak
- Ukrainian: тарілка
- Vietnamese: đĩa đựng thức ăn
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