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English translation of 'dame'

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[dam ]
feminine noun
1.  (femme) lady
La dame qui tient la buvette m’a indiqué le chemin. The lady who runs the refreshment stall told me the way.
Mouche-toi et dis bonjour à la dame. Blow your nose and say hello to the lady.
une vieille dame an old lady
coiffeur pour dames ladies’ hairdresser
les toilettes des dames the ladies’ toiletsthe ladies’
une grande dame a great lady
une grande dame de qch a grande dame of stha great lady of sth
une grande dame de la littérature française a grande dame of French literature
dame nature, Dame Nature Mother Nature
la dame de fer the Iron Lady
2.  (Cards, Chess) queen
la dame de cœur the queen of hearts
dames plural feminine noun
(jeu) draughts sg (Brit)checkers sg (USA)
dames invariable adjective
(Sport) women’s
la coupe du monde de fleuret dames the Women’s Foil Fencing World Cup

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Example Sentences Including 'dame'

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C'est d'abord le travail et sa nécessaire " revalorisation " qui préoccupe la « dame des 35 heures ».
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Dans la salle, une dame note le mot sur un petit papier " pour le chercher dans le dictionnaire ".
Le Monde (2000)
Il avait engagé une dame pour m'emmener au musée ou au théâtre chaque semaine.
Marie Claire
Mais à mon âge, il y a un risque... J'espère que je saurai rester jusqu'au bout une vieille dame indigne... "
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Même le regard de la dame extraordinaire qui aimait tant Simon, elle est prête à le soutenir.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Surtout pas répondre à la menace que la belle dame semble vouloir faire planer.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art

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'dame' in Other Languages

British English: lady /ˈleɪdɪ/ NOUN
You can use lady when you are referring to a woman, especially when you are showing politeness or respect.
She's a very sweet old lady.
  • American English: lady
  • Arabic: سَيِّدَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: senhora
  • Chinese: 女士
  • Croatian: dama
  • Czech: paní
  • Danish: dame
  • Dutch: dame
  • European Spanish: dama
  • Finnish: aatelisnainen
  • French: dame
  • German: Dame
  • Greek: κυρία
  • Italian: signora
  • Japanese: 婦人
  • Korean: 숙녀
  • Norwegian: dame
  • Polish: dama
  • European Portuguese: senhora
  • Romanian: doamnă
  • Russian: леди
  • Spanish: dama
  • Swedish: dam kvinna
  • Thai: สุภาพสตรี
  • Turkish: leydi
  • Ukrainian: леді
  • Vietnamese: quý bà


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