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jeu

English translation of jeu

game

The French word for game, 'jeu', is used in many of the same ways as in English. It can refer to both sports games and board games, and even video games, which are called 'jeux vidéo'. Like English, this term can also be used metaphorically, as in 'C'est un jeu d'enfant' which means 'It's a child's game', reflecting an easy task.


Example sentences using: jeu

J'aime ce jeu.

English translation of J'aime ce jeu.

I like this game.

In French, 'J'aime ce jeu' is a simple statement of preference for a game. The verb 'aime' is the first person singular form of 'aimer', which means 'to like'. The demonstrative adjective 'ce' is used to refer to a specific game as 'this game'.

J'ai perdu au jeu.

English translation of J'ai perdu au jeu.

I lost the game.

The phrase 'J'ai perdu au jeu.' uses the past participle 'perdu' of the verb 'perdre', meaning 'to lose'. 'Au jeu' in this context, refers to a particular instance of a game.

Le jeu est fini.

English translation of Le jeu est fini.

The game is over.

'Le jeu est fini.' translates directly to 'The game is finished.' However, in a gaming context, it means 'The game is over.' 'Fini' is the past participle of the verb 'finir', meaning 'to finish'.

C'est un jeu d'enfant.

English translation of C'est un jeu d'enfant.

It's child's play.

'C'est un jeu d'enfant.' is a French idiom meaning 'It's child's play.' This phrase is used in French to indicate that something is easy to do.

J'ai acheté un nouveau jeu.

English translation of J'ai acheté un nouveau jeu.

I bought a new game.

The phrase 'J'ai acheté un nouveau jeu.' uses 'acheté', the past participle of 'acheter', meaning 'to buy'. 'Un nouveau jeu' refers to 'a new game'.

Il est bon à ce jeu.

English translation of Il est bon à ce jeu.

He is good at this game.

In French, 'Il est bon à ce jeu.' means 'He is good at this game.' The word 'bon' is the French term for 'good'.

J'ai gagné ce jeu.

English translation of J'ai gagné ce jeu.

I won this game.

'J'ai gagné ce jeu.' uses the verb 'gagné' which is the past participle of 'gagner', meaning 'to win'. 'Ce jeu' refers to 'this game'.

C'est mon jeu préféré.

English translation of C'est mon jeu préféré.

This is my favorite game.

The phrase 'C'est mon jeu préféré.' directly translates to 'It's my favorite game.' The word 'préféré' is the past participle of 'préférer', meaning 'to prefer'.

On peut jouer à ce jeu.

English translation of On peut jouer à ce jeu.

We can play this game.

In 'On peut jouer à ce jeu.', 'peut' is the third person singular form of 'pouvoir', which means 'can'. 'Jouer à' in French is used to mean 'play' in the context of a game.

Il faut du temps pour comprendre ce jeu.

English translation of Il faut du temps pour comprendre ce jeu.

It takes time to understand this game.

The phrase 'Il faut du temps pour comprendre ce jeu.' means that it takes time to understand this game. 'Faut' comes from the verb 'falloir', which is an impersonal verb that is often used to convey the idea of necessity.

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