easy

easy
easy [ˈi:zɪ]
1. adjective
   a. ( = not difficult) facile
• as easy as pie (inf) facile comme tout
• it's no easy matter c'est loin d'être facile
• easy to get on with facile à vivre
• easy on the eye or on the eyes (inf) (British) (inf) (US) agréable à regarder
• easy on the ear (inf) agréable à entendre
• to take the easy option choisir la solution de facilité
• at an easy pace à une allure modérée
• that's the easy part c'est ce qu'il y a de plus facile
• in easy stages par petites étapes
• to have an easy time avoir la vie belle
• it is easy for him to do that il lui est facile de faire cela
• that's easy for you to say pour toi, c'est facile à dire
• it is easy to see that ... on voit bien que ...
• it's easy to see why il est facile de comprendre pourquoi
• he is easy to work with c'est facile de travailler avec lui
   b. ( = relaxed) [temperament, disposition] placide
• on easy terms with sb en bons termes avec qn
• I'm easy (inf) ça m'est égal
   c. ( = at ease) I don't feel easy about it ça me tracasse
• to feel easy in one's mind être tout à fait tranquille
   d. on easy terms avec facilités de paiement
2. adverb
   a. ( = gently) (inf) to go easy on sb/sth y aller doucement avec qn/qch
• to take it easy ( = rest) lever le pied (inf)
• take it easy! ( = relax) t'énerve pas ! (inf) ; (US) (when saying goodbye) à plus ! (inf)
• easy does it! doucement !
   b. ( = without difficulty) (inf) to have it easy se la couler douce (inf)
• that's easier said than done! c'est plus facile à dire qu'à faire !
• easy come, easy go! (money) ce n'est que de l'argent !
3. compounds
► easy-care adjective d'entretien facile
► easy chair noun fauteuil m (rembourré)
► easy-going adjective [person] facile à vivre ; [attitude] complaisant
► easy listening noun musique f légère
► easy-listening adjective [album, CD] de musique légère
► easy-peasy (inf) adjective
(British) fastoche (inf)
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['iːzɪ] 1.
adjective
1) (not difficult) [job, question, victory, life, victim] facile

that's easy to fix — c'est facile à réparer

it's not easy to talk to him — ce n'est pas facile de lui parler

it's an easy walk from here — c'est facilement accessible à pied d'ici

within easy reach — tout près (of de)

to make it ou things easier — faciliter les choses (for pour)

to make life too easy for — être trop complaisant avec [criminal, regime]

to take the easy way out — choisir la solution de facilité

2) (relaxed) [smile, grace] décontracté; [style] plein d'aisance

at an easy pace — d'un pas tranquille

to feel easy (in one's mind) about — ne pas se faire de souci à propos de

3) (colloq) péj (promiscuous) facile (colloq)
4) (colloq)

I'm easy — ça m'est égal

2.
adverb
1) (in a relaxed way)

to take it ou things easy — ne pas s'en faire

stand easy! — Military repos!

2) (colloq)

to go easy on ou with — y aller doucement avec

••

as easy as pie ou falling off a log — facile comme tout, simple comme bonjour

easy on the eye — agréable à regarder

easy come, easy go — ça se remplace facilement

easy does it — doucement

he's easy game — c'est une proie facile


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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