spécial, e (masculine plural -iaux) [spesjal, jo]
1. adjective
   a. ( = spécifique) special
• une (émission) spéciale élections an election special
• le prix spécial du jury (Cinema) the special jury prize
   b. ( = bizarre) peculiar
• il est très spécial he's very peculiar
• la cuisine japonaise, c'est spécial Japanese food is not to everybody's taste
2. feminine noun
   a. ( = huître) oyster (milkier than normal)
   b. ( = course) (épreuve) spéciale special stage
* * *
spéciale, mpl -iaux spesjal, o adjectif
1) (non général) [formation, tarif, statut] special
2) (adapté) [appareil, chaussures, peigne] special
3) (bizarre) [mentalité, personne] odd
* * *
spesjal, jo spécial, -e
spéciaux mpl adj
1) (= particulier, défini) special

"Qu'est-ce que tu fais ce week-end?" — "Rien de spécial." — "What are you doing this weekend?" — "Nothing special."

2) (= bizarre) peculiar

Elle a des goûts un peu spéciaux. — She has rather peculiar tastes.

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spécial, spéciale, mpl -iaux adj
1 (non général) [formation, tarif, statut] special; spéciale dernière TV late special;
2 (adapté) [chaussures, peigne, appareil] special; shampooing spécial cheveux gras shampoo for greasy hair;
3 (bizarre) [mentalité, personne] odd; il est spécial he's a bit odd.
(féminin spéciale, pluriel masculin spéciaux) [spesjal, o] adjectif
1. [d'une catégorie particulière] special, particular, specific, distinctive
2. [exceptionnel - généralement] special, extraordinary, exceptional ; [ - numéro, édition] special
bénéficier d'une faveur spéciale to be especially favoured
3. [bizarre] peculiar, odd
ils ont une mentalité spéciale they're a bit eccentric ou strange
toi, t'es spécial! you're a bit weird!
commerce spécial import-export trade (balance)
5. SPORT [slalom] special
(pluriel masculin spéciaux) nom masculin
(familier) SPORT (special) slalom
spéciale nom féminin
1. ÉDUCATIONsecond year of a two year entrance course for a grande école
2. [huître]type of cultivated oyster
3. SPORT (short) off-road rally

Dictionnaire Français-Anglais. 2013.


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