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pied

English translation of pied

foot

The French word for 'foot' is 'pied'. It is used exactly as it is in English, referring to the lower extremity of the leg below the ankle, on which a person stands or walks. In phrases and idioms, however, the translations may vary. For instance, 'on foot' translates as 'à pied' in French.


Example sentences using: pied

Je me suis cassé le pied.

English translation of Je me suis cassé le pied.

I broke my foot.

This phrase uses 'pied' to mean 'foot' in English. It's about the speaker stating their unfortunate event of breaking their foot.

J'ai mal au pied.

English translation of J'ai mal au pied.

I have a foot pain.

This phrase is emphasizing on a discomfort in the speaker's foot, using 'pied' which mean 'foot' in English.

Il marche à pied au travail.

English translation of Il marche à pied au travail.

He walks to work.

Here, 'à pied' is a common way to express 'by foot' or 'walking' in French.

Nous sommes allés jusqu'au bout du monde à pied.

English translation of Nous sommes allés jusqu'au bout du monde à pied.

We went to the ends of the earth on foot.

In this example, 'à pied' represents the journey being made by foot - emphasizing on the effort and determination.

Elle a un joli pied de nez.

English translation of Elle a un joli pied de nez.

She has a pretty thumb of nose.

This phrase uses 'pied de nez' as an idiom, which has no exact translation in English, but it's typically used to show a defiant or mocking gesture.

Il est toujours au pied du mur.

English translation of Il est toujours au pied du mur.

He is always on the wall.

The phrase 'au pied du mur' is a French expression which means being in a situation where one is forced to confront the difficulties or make a decision.

Je me suis levé du pied gauche.

English translation of Je me suis levé du pied gauche.

I woke up on the left foot.

According to a French saying, to wake up or get up 'du pied gauche' (on the left foot) means to start the day in a bad mood.

Il a fait un pied de nez à son patron.

English translation of Il a fait un pied de nez à son patron.

He thumbed his nose at his boss.

'Faire un pied de nez' is a French phrase meaning to openly mock or reject something or someone. It can be used in any casual or familiar context.

Elle a pied à terre à Paris.

English translation of Elle a pied à terre à Paris.

She has a foot on the ground in Paris.

The term 'pied à terre' is used to describe a secondary or temporary place to live. So, this phrase means the woman has a temporary home or residence in Paris.

Je trouve le pied de cette lampe bizarre.

English translation of Je trouve le pied de cette lampe bizarre.

I find the foot of this lamp strange.

In French, 'pied' also refers to the base or stand of an object like a lamp or table. Here, the speaker is commenting on the base of the lamp being odd or unusual.

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