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faux

English translation of faux

wrong

The French word 'faux' is used to denote something as incorrect or untrue, providing a direct equivalent to the English 'wrong'. It can be used in a variety of contexts, including factual disagreements, moral judgements, and incorrect directions.


Example sentences using: faux

Il est faux de penser que je te déteste.

English translation of Il est faux de penser que je te déteste.

It's wrong to think that I hate you.

'Faux' can be used to express that an assumption or thinking is incorrect.

Il porte un faux sourire.

English translation of Il porte un faux sourire.

He wears a fake smile.

'Faux' can describe something that is not genuine or sincere, in this case, a smile.

Ce document est un faux.

English translation of Ce document est un faux.

This document is a fake.

In this phrase, 'faux' is used as a noun to mean something that is not genuine or authentic.

C'est faux, je ne suis jamais allé à Paris.

English translation of C'est faux, je ne suis jamais allé à Paris.

That's false, I never went to Paris.

'Faux' can be used in this context to contradict a statement, similar to how we use 'false' in English.

La nouvelle est fausse.

English translation of La nouvelle est fausse.

The news is false.

'Faux' can be used as an adjective to describe something that is not true or correct.

Il a donné un faux nom.

English translation of Il a donné un faux nom.

He gave a false name.

'Faux' is being used as an adjective to describe the falsity of the given 'name'.

Il a un faux air de ressemblance avec un acteur célèbre.

English translation of Il a un faux air de ressemblance avec un acteur célèbre.

He has a false appearance of resembling a famous actor.

'Faux' in this context, is used to describe a deceptive or misleading resemblance.

C'est faux de dire que tous les chats sont paresseux.

English translation of C'est faux de dire que tous les chats sont paresseux.

It's wrong to say that all cats are lazy.

'Faux' here is used to refer to the incorrectness of a generalization or statement.

La fausse monnaie circule beaucoup chez les truands.

English translation of La fausse monnaie circule beaucoup chez les truands.

Counterfeit money circulates a lot among criminals.

'Fausse' is a feminine form of 'faux', and it's used here to describe the fake or counterfeit 'money'.

C'est un faux pas.

English translation of C'est un faux pas.

That's a faux pas.

'Faux pas', which directly translates as 'false step', is used in both French and English to mean a social or cultural mistake or blunder.

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