English translation of 'franc'
Word forms: franc, franche
[personne] frank ⧫ straightforward
2. (= net) [refus] total
un oui franc et massif an overwhelming yes
3. [coupure, rupture] clean
4. [couleur] strong
5. (intensif : placé avant le nom) unconcealed
Ils manifestaient à son égard une franche hostilité. They showed unconcealed hostility to him.
un franc mépris pour ... unconcealed scorn for ...
[zone, port] free
franc de port post free ⧫ postage paid
parler franc to speak frankly
le franc suisse the Swiss franc
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Example Sentences Including 'franc'
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Anny était saine, donc peu sensible au trépas du dernier roi franc.Les anges et les faucons
Après une faute stupide de Paul Scholes sur Kleberson, Ronaldinho demandait à tirer le coup franc.Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Planou continuait ses rêveries, courait après six sous, alors qu'ils auraient pu empocher des pièces d'un franc.Les moulins à nuages
UNE GRANDE AFFAIRE ; LE SHOPPING Avec un port franc qui fait chuter les prix, Singapour n'est que tentations.Marie Claire
dans la vie faut être franc, et par les temps qui courent un franc c'est un franc.Sur la vie de ma mère
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'franc' in Other Languages
British English: outspoken /ˌaʊtˈspəʊkən/ ADJECTIVE
If you are outspoken, you give your opinions about things openly, even if they shock people.
...his outspoken criticism of the prime minister.
- American English: outspoken
- Arabic: صَرِيحٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: franco
- Chinese: 坦率直言的
- Croatian: iskren
- Czech: přímočarý upřímný
- Danish: frimodig
- Dutch: vrijmoedig
- European Spanish: franco directo
- Finnish: suorapuheinen
- French: franc
- German: freimütig
- Greek: ντόμπρος
- Italian: diretto
- Japanese: 遠慮のない
- Korean: 솔직한
- Norwegian: frimodig
- Polish: szczery
- European Portuguese: franco
- Romanian: direct
- Russian: прямодушно
- Spanish: franco
- Swedish: frispråkig
- Thai: พูดจาเปิดเผย
- Turkish: açık sözlü
- Ukrainian: відвертий
- Vietnamese: thẳng thắn
British English: candid ADJECTIVE
When you are candid about something or with someone, you speak honestly.
She is candid about the problems she is having at work.
British English: franc NOUN
The franc was the unit of money that was used in France and Belgium, before it was replaced by the euro. It is also the unit of currency in some other countries where French is spoken.
The price of grapes had shot up to 32 francs a kilo.
British English: frank ADJECTIVE
If someone is frank, they state or express things in an open and honest way.
'It is clear that my client has been less than frank with me,' said his lawyer.
British English: up front ADJECTIVE
If you are up front about something, you act openly or publicly so that people know what you are doing or what you believe.
You can't help being biased so you may as well be up front about it.
Translation of franc from the Collins French to English Dictionary
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