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French Phrase of the Day

au bout du compte



Definitions

French > English
au bout du compte
     1. adv. all things considered, after all, in the end
French > French
au bout du compte
     1. v. Tout considéré ; après tout.
Analysis
au
     1. contraction. contraction of à le
           Il étudie la musique au conservatoire. - He studies music at the conservatory.
     à
          1. Notes. In Canada, à and a are not homophones, à a, a ɑː.
          2. prep. to (destination)
                aller au bout - go to the end / go all the way
                Je vais à Paris. - I am going to Paris.
          3. prep. to (until)
     le
          1. art. the (definite article)
                Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
          2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
                L'amour est aveugle. - Love is blind.
          3. art. (before parts of the body) the; my, your, etc.
bout
     1. n-m. end, extremity, tip (of a physical object)
     2. n-m. bit, piece, scrap
     3. n-m. (nautical) rope
     4. n-m. (curling) end
     5. v. third-person singular present indicative of bouillir
     bouillir
          1. v. to boil (becoming boiling; reach boiling point)
          2. v. to boil (cause to boil)
          3. v. (figuratively) to seethe
du
     1. contraction. contraction of de + le (t=of the)
           « Eussent » est la troisième personne du pluriel de l'imparfait du subjonctif de « avoir ». - "Eussent" is the third-person plural imperfect subjunctive form of "avoir.".
     2. contraction. , translation=The bulge gives 9nine liters more than the point which corresponds to that of the diameter of the base indicated by the gauge (...)
     3. art. Forms the partitive article.
           Il mange du pain. - He eats bread. / He eats some bread.
     de
          1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
                Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
          2. prep. of (used to express property or association)
                Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
                Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
     le
          1. art. the (definite article)
                Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
          2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
                L'amour est aveugle. - Love is blind.
          3. art. (before parts of the body) the; my, your, etc.
compte
     1. n-m. account (bank or user account)
     2. n-m. count (the action of counting)
     3. v. first-person singular present of compter
     4. v. third-person singular present of compter
     5. v. second-person singular imperative of compter
     compter
          1. v. to count
          2. v. to reckon, allow
                Pour se rendre jusque là, il faut compter deux bonnes heures. - To get there, it takes two good hours.
          3. v. to include; to comprise, to consist of
                Je ne l'ai pas comptée dans le calcul. - I did not include it in the calculation.



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