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English translation of 'expression'

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[ɛkspʀesjɔ̃ ]
feminine noun
1.  [de concept, opinion] expression
liberté d’expression freedom of expression
moyens d’expression means of expression
2.  (locution) expression
expression toute faite set expressionset phrase
3.  (autres locutions)
réduit à sa plus simple expression (formulation) reduced to its simplest terms

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Example Sentences Including 'expression'

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Alors que tout cela était justement l'expression de son délire, un délire.
Marie Claire
Attaché à la " liberté d'expression ", le ministre de la Culture Jean-Jacques Aillagon a néanmoins regretté une " agression.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Et cela est autrement plus grave que l'emploi de l'insulte, qui n'est jamais que l'expression du faible.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Pour désigner ses règles on dit parfois " avoir ses catimini expression qui conforte la notion de secret.
Mimoun, Sylvain Des maux pour le dire
Selon lui, la campagne référendaire " n'a pas permis l'expression d'un point de vue contraire à celui du pouvoir ".
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Son expression est devenue douloureuse, affiche une souffrance qu'il ne doit plus connaitre.
Basset-Chercot, Pascal Le baptême du boiteux

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'expression' in Other Languages

British English: expression /ɪkˈsprɛʃən/ NOUN
The expression of ideas or feelings is the showing of them through words, actions, or art.
...expressions of concern.
  • American English: expression
  • Arabic: تَعْبِير
  • Brazilian Portuguese: expressão
  • Chinese: 表情
  • Croatian: izraz
  • Czech: vyjádření
  • Danish: udtryk
  • Dutch: uitdrukking
  • European Spanish: expresión
  • Finnish: ilmaus
  • French: expression
  • German: Äußerung
  • Greek: έκφραση
  • Italian: espressione
  • Japanese: 表現
  • Korean: 표현
  • Norwegian: ytring
  • Polish: wyrażenie
  • European Portuguese: expressão
  • Romanian: expresie
  • Russian: выражение
  • Spanish: expresión
  • Swedish: uttryck
  • Thai: การแสดงออก
  • Turkish: anlatım
  • Ukrainian: вираження
  • Vietnamese: sự diễn tả
British English: phrase /freɪz/ NOUN
A phrase is a short group of words that are used as a unit and whose meaning is not always obvious from the words contained in it.
I hate the phrase: You have to be cruel to be kind.
  • American English: phrase
  • Arabic: عِبَارَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: frase
  • Chinese: 短语
  • Croatian: izraz
  • Czech: fráze
  • Danish: frase
  • Dutch: uitdrukking
  • European Spanish: frase
  • Finnish: lauseen osa
  • French: expression
  • German: kurzer Satz
  • Greek: φράση
  • Italian: frase
  • Japanese: 慣用句
  • Korean: 문구 문장
  • Norwegian: uttrykk
  • Polish: wyrażenie
  • European Portuguese: frase
  • Romanian: frază
  • Russian: фраза
  • Spanish: frase
  • Swedish: fras ordvändning
  • Thai: วลี
  • Turkish: sözcük grubu
  • Ukrainian: фраза
  • Vietnamese: cụm từ
British English: saying /ˈseɪɪŋ/ NOUN
A saying is a traditional sentence that people often say and that gives advice or information about life.
We now realize the truth of that old saying: Charity begins at home.
  • American English: saying
  • Arabic: قَوْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ditado popular
  • Chinese: 说法
  • Croatian: izreka
  • Czech: rčení
  • Danish: talemåde
  • Dutch: gezegde
  • European Spanish: dicho
  • Finnish: sanonta
  • French: expression
  • German: Sprichwort
  • Greek: ρητό
  • Italian: detto
  • Japanese: ことわざ
  • Korean: 말하기
  • Norwegian: ordtak
  • Polish: powiedzenie
  • European Portuguese: ditado popular
  • Romanian: proverb
  • Russian: высказывание
  • Spanish: dicho
  • Swedish: ordspråk
  • Thai: สุภาษิต
  • Turkish: deyim
  • Ukrainian: приказка
  • Vietnamese: tục ngữ
British English: countenance NOUN
Someone's countenance is their face.
He met each inquiry with an impassive countenance.


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