Translation of "lay" to French

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Dictionary translations for "lay"

lay [leɪ] verb Conjugation Listen
laid / laid / laying / lays
poser (place) Listen
Lay it on the table.
Posez-le sur la table.
pondre (zool) Listen
All lizards can lay eggs.
Tous les alligators peuvent pondre des oeufs.
mettre (set for meal) Listen
I'm going to lay aside that money for emergencies.
Je vais mettre cet argent de côté en cas de besoin.
se trouver
A moldy loaf of bread lay on the table.
Une miche de pain moisi se trouvait sur la table.
étaler (spread out) Listen
construire (railway, road, sewer) Listen
porter (fig-charge, accusation) Listen
jeter l'ancre (nautical)
other translations 5
hide
lie [laɪ] verb Conjugation Listen
lay / lain / lying / lies
être Listen
Don't lie. Be honest.
Ne dis pas de mensonge, sois honnête.
mentir Listen
He told us a lie.
Il nous a menti.
s'allonger (action) Listen
I sometimes lie on the grass.
Je m'allonge souvent dans l'herbe.
résider (can be found) Listen
Beauty lies in the eyes of the one who sees.
La beauté réside dans les yeux de celui qui regarde.
tenir (lit, fig-as covering) Listen
other translations 2
hide

Phrases with "lay" (24)

  1. lay down - allonger
  2. lay off - licencier
  3. lay aside - mettre
  4. lay in - faire provision
  5. lay along - tendre en long
  6. lay away - mettre de côté
  7. lay back - coucher
  8. lay cards on the table - découvrir le jeu
  9. lay day - jour de planche
  10. lay hand - mettre la main
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Contexts with "lay"

The whole town lay sleeping. La ville entière était endormie.
Lay it on the table. Posez-le sur la table.
We lay on the grass. Nous sommes allongés dans l'herbe.
All lizards can lay eggs. Tous les alligators peuvent pondre des oeufs.
I'm going to lay aside that money for emergencies. Je vais mettre cet argent de côté en cas de besoin.
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