French translation of 'truth'
Word forms: plural truths [ˈtruːðz]
1. (= real facts) vérité f
I want you to tell me the truth. Je veux que tu me dises la vérité.
No one knows the whole truth. Personne ne connaît toute la vérité.
to tell you the truth (= to be honest) à vrai dire
2. (= truthfulness) vérité f
There is an element of truth in it. Il y a une part de vérité là-dedans.
There is no truth in the story. Il n’y a rien de vrai dans l’histoire.
3. (= something believed to be true) vérité f
universal truths vérités universelles
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Example Sentences Including 'truth'
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I'm not as adept as you and Tarja at twisting the truth to placate my honour, Lord Wolfblade.TREASON KEEP (2001)
But my anger subsided, because I recognized the truth in what she'd said.BETTER THAN THIS (2001)
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'truth' in Other Languages
British English: truth /truːθ/ NOUN
The truth about something is all the facts about it, rather than things that are imagined or invented.
We all want to know the truth about what happened to him.
- American English: truth
- Arabic: حَقِيقَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: verdade
- Chinese: 真理
- Croatian: istina
- Czech: pravda
- Danish: sandhed
- Dutch: waarheid
- European Spanish: verdad
- Finnish: totuus
- French: vérité
- German: Wahrheit
- Greek: αλήθεια
- Italian: verità
- Japanese: 事実
- Korean: 진실
- Norwegian: sannhet
- Polish: prawda
- European Portuguese: verdade
- Romanian: adevăr
- Russian: истина
- Spanish: verdad
- Swedish: sanning
- Thai: ความจริง
- Turkish: gerçek doğruluk
- Ukrainian: правда
- Vietnamese: sự thật
Translation of truth from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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