Die Übersetzung von "face" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


noun /feis/

the front part of the head, from forehead to chin

a beautiful face.

a surface especially the front surface

a rock face
Dice have six faces.

in mining, the end of a tunnel etc where work is being done

front d’attaque
a coal face.
-faced adjective

having a face of a certain kind

à visage de
a baby-faced man.
facial /ˈfeiʃəl/ adjective

of the face

facial expressions.
facing preposition


en face de
The hotel is facing the church.
facecloth noun

(American washcloth) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body.

gant de toilette
facelift noun

an operation to smooth and firm the face

She has had a facelift.

a process intended to make a building etc look better

This town hall will be given a facelift.
face powder noun

a type of make-up in the form of a fine powder

poudre de riz
She put on face-powder to stop her nose shining.
face-saving adjective

of something which helps a person not to look stupid or not to appear to be giving in

qui sauve la face
It was a face-saving move to allow the president to step down from power without tto much embarrassment.
face value

the value stated on the face of a coin etc

valeur nominale
Some old coins are now worth a great deal more than their face value.
at face value

as being as valuable etc as it appears

au pied de la lettre
You must take this offer at face value.
face the music

to accept punishment or responsibility for something one has done

faire face (à)
He had to face the music after being rude to the teacher.
face to face

in person; in the actual presence of one another

face à face
I’d like to meet him face to face some day – I’ve heard so much about him.
face up to

to meet or accept boldly

faire face à
She had to face up to a difficult situation.
in the face of

having to deal with and in spite of

en dépit de
She succeeded in the face of great difficulties.
lose face

to suffer a loss of respect or reputation

perdre la face
He’ll lose face if he doesn’t keep his promise.
make/pull a face

to twist one’s face into a strange expression

faire des grimaces
She pulled faces at the baby to make it laugh.
on the face of it

as it appears at first glance, usually deceptively

à première vue
On the face of it, the problem was easy to solve.
put a good face on it

to give the appearance of being satisfied etc with something when one is not

faire contre mauvaise fortune bon coeur
The defeat hurt his pride, but he was determined to put a good face on it.
save one’s face

to avoid appearing stupid or wrong

sauver la face
I refuse to accept the reponsibility for that error just to save your face – it’s your fault.

(Die Übersetzung von "face" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)