Mix the ingredients. Mélangez les ingrédients.
to mix sth with sth mélanger qch à qch
Mix the flour with the sugar. Mélangez la farine au sucre.
→ He helped Amanda to mix the chocolate cake.
[+cement, paste] mélanger
→ His wife carefully mixed the cement.
to mix sb a drink préparer un verre à qn
→ She mixed Clarissa a drink.
Can I mix you a drink? Qu'est-ce que je te prépare?
→ They've been mixing tracks for a new album.
[+disparate things] mélanger
→ The military has accused the clergy of mixing religion and politics
don't mix your drinks ne faites pas de mélange
to mix business with pleasure mélanger les affaires et le plaisir
He's mixing business with pleasure. Il mélange les affaires et le plaisir.
→ I never mix business with pleasure.
[powder] se mélanger
to mix with water se mélanger à de l'eau
→ It mixes easily with cold or hot water to make a tasty, filling drink.
[disparate things] se mélanger
Oil and water don't mix. L'huile et l'eau ne se mélangent pas.
politics and sport don't mix la politique et le sport ne vont pas ensemble
(=meet people) rencontrer des gens
→ When you came away you made a definite effort to mix.
He doesn't mix much. Il ne voit pas beaucoup de monde.
to mix with sb fréquenter qn
→ This gives students the opportunity to mix with staff.
→ They no longer mix freely with foreigners.
(=combination) mélange m
It's a mix of science fiction and comedy. C'est un mélange de science-fiction et de comédie.
→ The story is a magical mix of fantasy and reality.
(=variety) mélange m → a mix of people
n préparation f pour gâteaux
n plan m de marchéage, marketing mix m
→ The key focus of the marketing mix will be on price and distribution.
vt sep incorporer
Mix in the salmon and serve. Incorporez le saumon et servez.
(=confuse two people, things) confondre
→ He always mixes me up with my sister. , Il me confond toujours avec ma sœur.
→ People mix us up and greet us by each other's names.
→ I have somehow mixed up two events.
(=get wrong) confondre
The travel agent mixed up the bookings. L'agent de voyage a confondu les réservations.
→ complaints about pilots mixing up call signs and reacting to radio messages that were intended for other aircraft
(=mistake) erreur f
due to an administrative mix-up à la suite d'une erreur administrative
pick 'n' mix , pick-and-mix
(=sweets) assortiment m à composer
vi (fig) choisir à la carte
→ There is going to be more emphasis on popular items in the new school menu, and children will be able to `pick and mix" across menu choices.
→ Most companies provide medical cover of up to Euro 3m. It is advisable to pick and mix in order to obtain the level of cover you need.
vt (fig) choisir à la carte
→ Some companies will want to pick-and-mix applications to gain competitive advantage in their industry and avoid becoming the prisoner of a single vendor.
→ Their diet plan was perfect for me because I was able to pick and mix my meals from a whole range of foods.
→ Pupils are allowed to pick and mix subjects to suit their career prospects.
[approach] à la carte
→ Should the Church tolerate a pick `n' mix approach to the Creed?
n (for cakes etc)
préparation f instantanée