(un) égal

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Sound file: égal

Part of speech #1: adjective

Translation: equal, even, unchanging

Ces deux hommes sont d’intelligence égale. – These two men are equally intelligent.

Le climat est égal cet été. – The weather has been unchanging this summer.

Expressions

  • Ça m’est égal – I don’t care, It’s all the same to me
  • C’est égal – All the same, Be that as it may
  • rester égal à soi-même – to be true to form
  • toutes choses égales par ailleurs – all else being equal

 Égal has regular feminine and feminine plural forms (égale / égales), but an irregular masculine plural: égauxlearn more.

Part of speech #2: noun

Translation: equal, peer

Il n’est pas ton égal. – He is not your equal.

Expressions

  • à l’égal de – just like, the same as
  • se parler d’égal à égal – to speak as equals
  • sans égal – peerless, matchless, unequaled

Related

  • égalité (feminine noun) – equality
  • égaler – to equal
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