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English translation of 'triste'

Word Frequency


[tʀist ]
1.  (malheureux) sad
c’est pas triste ! (informal) it’s something else!
2.  (sinistre)
triste personnage sorry individual
triste affaire sorry affair

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Example Sentences Including 'triste'

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C'est une femme généreuse mais elle se laisse trop marcher sur les pieds''triste.
Marie Claire
Il restera de cette triste aventure beaucoup d'illusions, entretenues et perdues.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
J'en fus triste, comme si quelque chose d'irrémédiable survenait.
Huser, France La maison du désir
Je ne veux rien qui rappelle ce qui existe : Parti des travailleurs de ceci ou de cela, c'est triste, lugubre...
La triste affaire qui secoue actuellement le Tour de France et le monde du cyclisme vient de trouver une bien triste issue.
Le Monde (1998)
Une lumiere grise se pose maintenant sur les corps, une lumiere triste, froide.
Basset-Chercot, Pascal Le baptême du boiteux

Trends of 'triste'

Very Common. triste is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'triste' in Other Languages

British English: sad /sæd/ ADJECTIVE
If you are sad, you feel unhappy.
I'm sad that you're leaving the company.
  • American English: sad
  • Arabic: حَزِين
  • Brazilian Portuguese: triste
  • Chinese: 悲伤的
  • Croatian: tužan
  • Czech: smutný
  • Danish: ked af det
  • Dutch: treurig
  • European Spanish: triste
  • Finnish: surullinen
  • French: triste
  • German: traurig
  • Greek: λυπημένος
  • Italian: triste
  • Japanese: 悲しい
  • Korean: 슬픈
  • Norwegian: trist
  • Polish: smutny
  • European Portuguese: triste
  • Romanian: trist
  • Russian: печальный
  • Spanish: triste
  • Swedish: ledsen
  • Thai: เศร้า
  • Turkish: üzgün
  • Ukrainian: сумний
  • Vietnamese: buồn rầu
British English: mournful ADJECTIVE
If you are mournful, you are very sad.
He looked mournful, even near to tears.
  • American English: mournful
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desolado
  • Chinese: 悲伤的
  • European Spanish: triste
  • French: triste
  • German: traurig
  • Italian: affranto
  • Japanese: 悲しみに沈んだ
  • Korean: 구슬픈
  • European Portuguese: desolado
  • Spanish: de duelo
British English: woeful ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is woeful, they are very sad.
...a woeful ballad.


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