Translation of "jail" into French

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jail [dʒeɪl] noun
pl. jails
la prison f (crime)
He ended up in jail.
Il a atterri en prison.
jail [dʒeɪl] verb Conjugation
jailed / jailed / jailing / jails
emprisonner (criminal)
He was jailed on trumped-up charges.
Il fut emprisonné sur la base d'accusations fallacieuses.
incarcérer (admin, law)

Phrases (5)

  1. jail fever - typhus exanthématique
  2. jail sentence - peine d'emprisonnement
  3. jail term - terme de prison
  4. jail time - temps de la prison
  5. sentence to jail - condamner à une peine de prison


He ended up in jail. Il a atterri en prison.
He spent three years in jail. Il a passé trois ans en prison.
Ten prisoners broke out of jail. Dix prisonniers se sont évadés de prison.
Tom's father is in jail. Le père de Thomas est en prison.
He will end up in jail. Il finira en prison.
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