Finir Expressions

French expressions with finir
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The French verb finir, "to finish," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including happy ending, endless, and it’s over. Learn these and many other French expressions featuring finir.

Finir translations

  • to be over
  • to complete
  • to conclude
  • to die
  • to end
  • to finish
  • to stop

Proverb with finir

Tout est bien qui finit bien.   All’s well that ends well.

Expressions with finir

en finir avec + noun   to be done with
en finir de + infinitive   to be done ___ing
finir bien   to have a happy ending
finir dans la misère   to end up in poverty
finir (de faire)   to stop (doing)
finir en   to end in
finir en beauté   to finish brilliantly, end with a flourish
finir en fuseau   to taper
finir en queue de poisson   to come to an abrupt end, to end not with a bang but a whimper
finir mal   to come to a bad end
finir par   to end up, to ___ in the end
ne pas en finir de (informal)   to never stop ___ing
à n’en plus finir   never-ending, endless
bien fini   well-finished (clothing)
Ça manque de fini.   It needs a few finishing touches.
C’est fini.   It’s over.
et pour finir   and finally
Fini de rire maintenant.   The fun/joke is over now.
Finie la rigolade ! (informal)   Party’s over!
J’ai fini.   I am / have finished.
Je suis fini.   I am dead; I’m a has-been.
Il est temps que cela finisse.   It’s time to stop this.
mal fini   badly-finished (clothing)
On finit par aimer ça.   It’s an acquired taste.
pour finir   finally
qui n’en finit pas   never-ending, endless, interminable
Tout cela va mal finir.   It will end in disaster.
Tout est fini entre nous.   It’s all over between us, We’re through.
Tout finit par des chansons.   Everything ends with a song.

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