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ancien adjective
ancien / ancienne / anciens / anciennes
ancient [ˈeɪnʃənt] (langue, civilisation)
Achille était un ancien héros Grec.
Achilles was an ancient Greek hero.
former [ˈfɔ:mə] (président, capitale)
Tom a vu son ancien employeur à une conférence.
Tom saw his former employer at a conference.
long-standing (de longue durée)
La nouvelle loi a aboli cette coutume très ancienne.
The new law has done away with the long-standing custom.
antique [ænˈti:k] (meuble)
Elle a quelques beaux meubles anciens.
She has some beautiful antique furniture.
archaic [ɑ:ˈkeɪɪk] (archaïque)
late [leɪt] (antérieur)
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Phrases (19)

  1. ancien combattant - war veteran
  2. ancien député - former deputy
  3. ancien élève - old boy
  4. ancien franc - old franc
  5. ancien français - Old French
  6. ancien mari - former spouse
  7. ancien ministre - former minister
  8. ancien monde - Old World
  9. ancien président - former president
  10. Ancien Régime - Ancien Régime

Contexts

Achille était un ancien héros Grec. Achilles was an ancient Greek hero.
Tom a vu son ancien employeur à une conférence. Tom saw his former employer at a conference.
Le Shitennouji est le temple le plus ancien du Japon. The Shitennouji is the most ancient temple in Japan.
C'était un ancien professeur d'université et un chercheur. He was a former university professor and researcher.
Le Kendo est un ancien art martial japonais qui date de l'époque des samouraïs. Kendo is an ancient Japanese martial art that dates back to the time of the samurai warriors.

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