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French translation: beau (m) / belle (f), mignon (m) / mignonne (f)

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English term or phrase:beautiful
French translation:beau (m) / belle (f), mignon (m) / mignonne (f)
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00:18 Jul 19, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: beautiful
cute, pretty
nancy
beau (m) / belle (f), mignon (m) / mignonne (f)
Explanation:
beau / belle literally mean 'beautiful', whereas mignon/ne means 'cute'.

Pretty would be joli (m) / jolie (f), although you would probably really only use it for a woman or girl...
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jgal
Local time: 00:32
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Summary of answers provided
na +3beau (m) / belle (f), mignon (m) / mignonne (f)
jgal
na +1beau(belle), joli(e)
mohamed Bennis
naravissant, ravissante
Germaine
naBeautéBOB DE DENUS
nacute,pretty
David English
nacute,pretty
David English
na"beau" or "canon"yacine


  

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20 mins
"beau" or "canon"


Explanation:
The first one is more polite and only for a man. If you speay to a woman, it becomes "belle"
The second one is slang
I hope it helps you
Yacine.


yacine
Local time: 00:32
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 157
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +3
beau (m) / belle (f), mignon (m) / mignonne (f)


Explanation:
beau / belle literally mean 'beautiful', whereas mignon/ne means 'cute'.

Pretty would be joli (m) / jolie (f), although you would probably really only use it for a woman or girl...

jgal
Local time: 00:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 932
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daphne b
3 hrs

agree  xxxHenri
4 hrs

agree  Andrei Vrabtchev
12 days
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1 hr
cute,pretty


Explanation:
cute:mignon/masculin,mignonne/feminin
astucieux/shrewd
pretty: joli.

David English
Local time: 00:32
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1 hr
cute,pretty


Explanation:
cute:mignon/masculin,mignonne/feminin
astucieux/shrewd
pretty: joli.

David English
Local time: 00:32
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
beau(belle), joli(e)


Explanation:
Salut Nancy! bonne chance.


    Reference: http://mabennis@hotmail.com
mohamed Bennis
Local time: 23:32
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 32

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agree  xxxHenri
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4 hrs
ravissant, ravissante


Explanation:
ravissant/ravissante: extremely pretty; charming



Germaine
Canada
Local time: 18:32
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 3733
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15 hrs
Beauté


Explanation:
In context you could say:

C'est une vrai beauté
Bonjour beauté
Quel beauté

Commonly used in France and quite classy!
Has nothing to do with the english:
You beaut' mate!

BOB DE DENUS
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 619
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