→ This exercise is too easy for you.
→ Ask him a few easy questions.
→ This is not an easy task.
it's easy to do ...
(=not difficult) il est facile de faire ...
It's easy to train dogs. C'est facile de dresser des chiens.
→ It's easy to see how he became unpopular.
It's easy to make a mistake. Il est facile de faire une erreur.
→ It's easy to get lost in this part of town.
sth is easy to do, Dogs are easy to train. Les chiens sont faciles à dresser.
→ The shower is easy to install.
→ My car is easy to fix.
→ He's easy to beat at ping pong.
→ It's an easy game to play.
→ It's not an easy language to learn.
to be easy for sb to do sth être facile pour qn de faire qch
→ It's easy for people to see faults in others.
That's easy for you to say! Pour toi, c'est facile à dire!
→ It's easy for you to say that, you weren't there at the time!
that's easier said than done c'est plus facile à dire qu'à faire
→ Avoiding mosquito bites is easier said than done.
[manner] aisé (e)
→ She is laughing and joking and making easy conversation with people she has never met before.
to feel easy about sth être tranquille à propos de qch
→ They were beginning to feel a little easier about the ending of their relationship.
to feel easy about doing sth être tranquille à l'idée de faire qch
→ I don't feel at all easy about leaving them alone in the house.
I'm easy *
(=don't mind) ça m'est égal
→ "Do you want to go out tonight?" -- "I'm easy; it's up to you."
→ She has not had an easy life.
→ He just wants to have an easy time.
to make life easier rendre la vie plus facile
→ It ought to make life much easier.
[target, prey] facile
→ Tourists have become easy prey.
→ Elderly people are easy targets for muggers.
payment on easy terms (COMMERCE) facilités fpl de paiement
(in a relaxed way)
to take things easy, to take it easy (not push o.s. too hard)
y aller doucement
→ It is best to take things easy for a week or two after the operation.
→ Let's take it easy, we're on holiday.
→ It's not far, but we'll take it easy and stop somewhere on the way.
Take it easy. Everything's under control. Ne t'inquiète pas. Tout est en ordre.
easy does it doucement
to go easy on sth *
(=not take too much) y aller doucement avec qch to go easy on sb *
(=be gentle with) y aller doucement avec qn
[fabric, shirt] d'entretien facile
n fauteuil m
[person] facile à vivre
[attitude] complaisant (e)
→ Athenians have a very easy-going attitude to life.
→ He was easy-going and good-natured.
→ He's an easy-going young man.
She's very easy-going. Elle est très facile à vivre.
easy-listening , easy listening
(=music) easy-listening f
→ ... a programme of easy listening that includes classics and family favourites.
[album, CD] d'easy-listening
→ ... an easy listening version of the Oasis hit Wonderwall.
(=very easy) fastoche *
He's an easy touch. C'est une bonne poire.
free and easy , free-and-easy
[person] pas contrariant (e)
[relationship] détendu (e)
→ ... a free-and-easy, give-and-take relationship.
[atmosphere] décontracté (e)
→ ... the free and easy atmosphere of these cafés.