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01:47 Oct 28, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: mal
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1evil / ill-DPolice
5several possibilitiesmckinnc
4i think you post it in the wrong placeyacine
4bad....
Maya Jurt


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
several possibilities


Explanation:
* j'ai mal - it hurts
* j'ai mal à la gorge - I've got a sore throat
* j'ai du mal à le faire - I'm having trouble doing it
* le mal (noun) - evil
* mal (adverb) - badly
* pas mal - not bad



mckinnc
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
bad....


Explanation:
I bit short, your question. Do you want a translation from French into English???

Le bien et le mal - the good and the bad.

J'ai mal à la tête - I have a headache
Tu me fais mal - You hurt me.
Je dors mal - I sleep badly.
Tui es mal informé - You are ill advised.
J'ai du mal comprendre - I guesds I misunterstood.
Tu te tiens mal à table - You have bad table manners....

and many, many more.

Maya Jurt
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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
evil / ill-


Explanation:
If "mal" is a noun (le diable représente le mal) = evil (The Devil represents evil)
If it is an adverb (il est mal élevé)
= ill badly (he is ill-bred)
Il travaille mal = he does not work well.
As an adverb "mal" is the opposite of "bien" (well ill)
In some phrases the translation may be quite different: "j'ai mal" = it hurts

DPolice
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
i think you post it in the wrong place


Explanation:
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yacine


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