Translation of "coutume" into English

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la coutume f noun
pl. coutumes
custom [ˈkʌstəm] (habitude)
On devrait abandonner cette coutume.
This custom should be done away with.
usage [ˈju:zɪdʒ] (tradition)

Phrases (8)

  1. avoir coutume - be in the habit
  2. comme de coutume - as usual
  3. coutume en déshérence - lapsed custom
  4. fois n'est pas coutume - it does no harm just this once
  5. la coutume le veut - it is the custom
  6. plus tard que de coutume - later than usual
  7. plus tôt que de coutume - earlier than usual
  8. une fois n'est pas coutume - it does no harm just this once


On devrait abandonner cette coutume. This custom should be done away with.
Il a coutume de laisser sa porte ouverte. He has a habit of keeping the door open.
J'ai connaissance de cette coutume. I am acquainted with the custom.
Les jeunes épouses des vieux maris ont coutume de penser de bonne heure à choisir celui qui essuiera leurs larmes de veuves. The young wives of old husbands have the habit of thinking early on about choosing the one who will wipe their widow tears.
Cette coutume remonte au douzième siècle. This custom dates back to the 12th century.

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