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Translation of "good" - English-French dictionary

good

adjective /ɡud/ ( comparative better /ˈbetə/, superlative best /best/)
well-behaved; not causing trouble etc sage Be good! She’s a good baby.
correct, desirable etc bon, dévoué She was a good wife He has good manners Mario speaks good English.
of high quality bon good food/literature His singing is very good.
skilful; able to do something well compétent a good doctor She’s good at tennis He’s good with children.
kind bon You’ve been very good to him He’s a good father.
helpful; beneficial bon Exercise is good for you. Cheese is good for you.
pleased, happy etc bien I’m in a good mood today.
pleasant; enjoyable bon to read a good book Ice-cream is good to eat.
considerable; enough bon, grand a good salary She talked a good deal of nonsense.
suitable qualifié a good man for the job.
sound, fit bon good health good eyesight a car in good condition.
sensible bon Can you think of one good reason for doing that?
showing approval bon We’ve had very good reports about you.
thorough bon The living room needs a good clean.
healthy or in a positive mood bien I don’t feel very good this morning.
goodness noun
the state of being good. bonté
goods noun plural
objects etc for sale, products articles leather goods.
articles sent by rail, not road, sea or air (de) marchandises This station is for passengers and goods (also adjective) a goods train/station.
goody noun ( plural goodies)
(usually in plural ) any food (eg cake, ice-cream) which is particularly enjoyable to eat gâteries the goodies at a children’s party.
goodbye /-ˈbai/ interjection, noun
an expression used when leaving someone au revoir, adieu Goodbye – it was good of you to visit us They said their goodbyes and left.
good-for-nothing adjective, noun
(a person who is) useless or lazy bon à rien, bonne à rien That boy’s a lazy good-for-nothing (rascal).
good humour ( American good humor)
kindliness and cheerfulness. bonne humeur He was in good humour this morning.
good-humoured adjective ( American good-humored)
de bonne humeur a good-humoured smile.
good-humouredly adverb ( American good-humoredly)
avec bonne humeur
good-looking adjective
handsome; attractive beau a good-looking girl He is very good-looking.
good morning interjection, nouns ( good afternoon, good-day, good evening, good night)
words used (depending on the time of day) when meeting or leaving someone bonjour, bonsoir, bonne nuit Good morning, Mrs Brown Good night, everyone – I’m going to bed.
good-natured adjective
pleasant; not easily made angry facile à vivre a good-natured fellow.
goodwill noun ( good will)
the good reputation and trade with customers that a business firm has clientèle We are selling the goodwill along with the shop.
friendliness bienveillance He has always shown a good deal of goodwill towards us.
good works noun plural
acts of charity bonnes œuvres He is known throughout the city for his good works.
as good as
almost pratiquement The job’s as good as done.
be as good as one’s word
to keep one’s promises. n’avoir qu’une parole He was as good as his word, and turned up the next morning to help me.
be up to no good
to be doing something wrong mijoter un mauvais coup I’m sure he’s up to no good.
deliver the goods
to do what one has promised to do. tenir parole She’s certainly delivered the goods. Everything is ready as she said it would be.
for good ( sometimes for good and all)
permanently pour de bon He’s not going to France for a holiday – he’s going for good.
for goodness’ sake
an expression of annoyance par pitié For goodnesssake, will you stop that noise!
good for
certain to last capable de tenir These houses are good for another hundred years at least.
certain to pay (a sum of money) bon pour He’s good for $50.
certain to cause qui provoque That story is always good for a laugh.
good for you/him etc
an expression of approval bravo! You’ve passed your exam – good for you!
Good Friday /ˌɡud ˈfraidi/ noun
the Friday before Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Christ. Vendredi saint
good gracious ( good heavens)
expressions of surprise. bonté divine!
goodness gracious ( goodness me)
expressions of surprise. juste ciel!
good old
an expression used to show approval etc bravo! Good old Fred! I knew he would help us out.
make good
to be successful prospérer, réussir Through hard work and ability, he soon made good.
to repair or compensate for (loss, damages etc) compenser The damage you caused to my car must be made good.
no good
useless; pointless bon à rien, fichu It’s no good crying for help – no-one will hear you This penknife is no good – the blades are blunt.
put in a good word for
to praise or recommend glisser un mot en faveur de Put in a good word for me when you see the boss.
take (something) in good part
not to be upset, offended or annoyed (eg by a joke, remark etc) prendre en bonne part John took the jokes about his accident with the pot of paint all in good part.
thank goodness
an expression used to show that a person is glad that something is all right Dieu merci! Thank goodness it isn’t raining.
to the good
richer de bénéfice After buying and selling some of these paintings, we finished up $500 to the good.
(Definition of good from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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