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petit

English translation of petit

small

The word 'petit' is used in French to describe something small in size. It is used similarly to how 'small' is used in English. For example, to describe a small house, one would say 'une petite maison'. Besides, it could also refer to someone who is not very tall. Note that 'petit' agrees with the gender and quantity of the noun it modifies.


Example sentences using: petit

Il est le petit frère

English translation of Il est le petit frère

He is the little brother

In this sentence, 'petit' is used to indicate the younger status of a brother within a family.

Il est un petit garçon

English translation of Il est un petit garçon

He is a small boy

This phrase is used to describe a small boy. 'Petit' here is used as an adjective indicating the size or the age of the boy.

J'ai un petit chat

English translation of J'ai un petit chat

I have a small cat

In this context, 'petit' is used to describe the size of the cat, likely indicating it is a kitten or a small breed of cat.

C'est un petit village

English translation of C'est un petit village

It's a small village

This phrase indicates that the village being referred to is small in size or population. The term 'petit' denotes the size or scale of the village.

Elle a un petit chien

English translation of Elle a un petit chien

She has a small dog

This phrase is used to convey that the woman being referred to owns a small breed of dog. 'Petit' is used to indicate the size of the dog.

C'est un petit cadeau pour toi

English translation of C'est un petit cadeau pour toi

This is a little gift for you

In this context, 'petit' is used to denote a gift that is modest in size, cost, or significance.

Nous avons un petit appartement

English translation of Nous avons un petit appartement

We have a small apartment

In this phrase, 'petit' is used to describe the size of the apartment, indicating it is small or compact.

Je suis petit de taille

English translation of Je suis petit de taille

I am short

This phrase can be used to self-describe one's height. 'Petit de taille' translates directly to 'small in size', but in this context it means 'short'.

Elle est ma petite amie

English translation of Elle est ma petite amie

She is my girlfriend

In French, 'petite amie' translates directly to 'little friend', but it refers to a romantic relationship and means 'girlfriend'.

Ce n'est qu'un petit problème

English translation of Ce n'est qu'un petit problème

It's only a small problem

This is used to indicate a problem that is minor or not serious. 'Petit' in this context means small or minor.

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