(=not imagined) réel (le)
real or imagined feelings of inferiority un sentiment d'infériorité réel ou imaginaire
No, it wasn't a dream. It was real. Non, ce n'était pas un rêve. C'était la réalité.
in real life dans la réalité
→ Such things don't happen in real life.
the real world la réalité
→ She accused some men in the party of being `totally out of touch" with the real world.
→ When they eventually leave the school they will be totally ill-equipped to deal with the real world ...
→ I was Olympic champion but I had to go out into the real world and work for a living.
welcome to the real world! eh oui, c'est la dure réalité!
→ Without his ministerial car Stephen Byers might occasionally have to wait for trains that are cancelled and buses that don't appear. Welcome to the real world, Mr Byers.
[name, reason] vrai (e)
→ Her real name had been Miriam Pinckus.
→ That is the real reason for the muddle.
Her real name is Cordelia. Son vrai nom est Cordelia.
[flowers, silk] naturel (le)
[gold, leather] véritable
It's real leather. C'est du cuir véritable.
it's the real thing (not a fake)
c'est du vrai de vrai
→ When I was a kid I always had plastic guns, but here it's the real thing.
[friend, interest] véritable
→ He didn't show any real interest in the children.
→ I think my one real regret is that I didn't go to university and get a decent education.
He wasn't a real policeman. Ce n'était pas un vrai policier.
My only real regret is that ... Mon seul véritable regret, c'est que ...
it's the real thing
(=true love) c'est l'amour avec un grand A
[danger, problem] réel (le)
[shock, surprise, tragedy] véritable
→ `It's a fabulous deal, a real bargain.'
It was a real nightmare. C'était un véritable cauchemar.
It's a real shame. C'est vraiment dommage.
You must think I'm a real idiot. Tu dois penser que je suis vraiment idiot.
[cost, value] réel (le)
→ the real cost of borrowing
in real terms en termes réels
→ The value of the dollar in real terms has fallen.
(=very) [good, bad, nice, important, happy] vraiment
→ It was all hand sewn, real nice.
→ This is real important to me, Hart.
real soon très bientôt
→ You and I must have lunch together real soon.
n for real pour de vrai → He thought it was a joke, he had no idea it was for real.
n (British) bière f traditionnelle
n (mainly US) immobilier m
→ He invested his money in real estate.
→ the most spectacular piece of real estate he had ever imagined
n (US) agent m immobilier
→ the real estate agent who sold you your house
n (US) agence f immobilière
n (US) cadastre m
[situation, experience, conditions] réel (le)
→ many movies have similarities to real-life situations
a real-life drama un véritable drame
→ A photo session turned into a real-life drama when police turned up at a picture shoot for the latest book about gun crimes.
n (US) immobilier m
n temps m réel
in real time en temps réel
→ ... umpires, who have to make every decision in real time.
modif (COMPUTING) en temps réel
real-time processing traitement m en temps réel