Detailed Translations for tinkering from English to French


tinkering [the ~] nom

  1. the tinkering (fiddling; pottering; niggling)
    le bricolage; le travail d'amateur
  2. the tinkering (bungling; fiddling)
    le bousillage; le bricolage; la maladresse; la niaiserie; le tripotage; l'inhabilité; la musardise; le pataugeage; la musarderie

Translation Matrix for tinkering:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
bousillage bungling; fiddling; tinkering botch job; bungle; bungling; bungling work; cheating; confused heap; fraud; heap; jumble; mess; messing; messing about; muddle; muddling; rummaging; shoddy work; swindling; trouble
bricolage bungling; fiddling; niggling; pottering; tinkering botch job; bungle; bungling; bungling work; cottage industry; do it yourself work; fiddling; home crafts; home industry; messing; shoddy work; tampering
inhabilité bungling; fiddling; tinkering incapability; incompetence
maladresse bungling; fiddling; tinkering awkwardness; blunder; botching; bungling; fumblingness
musarderie bungling; fiddling; tinkering
musardise bungling; fiddling; tinkering
niaiserie bungling; fiddling; tinkering foolishness; inanity; naïvete; sheepishness; silliness; unfunny joke; unfunny prank
pataugeage bungling; fiddling; tinkering bungling; drudgery; messing; muddling; toil; toiling
travail d'amateur fiddling; niggling; pottering; tinkering bungling; messing; muddling
tripotage bungling; fiddling; tinkering bartering; bungling; dredging; haggling; messing; messing about; muddling; playing around; shady dealings

Related Words for "tinkering":

Wiktionary Translations for tinkering:

  1. activité manuelle visant à réparer, ou fabriquer des petits objets.

tinkering form of tinker:

to tinker verbe (tinkers, tinkered, tinkering)

  1. to tinker
    • bricoler verbe (bricole, bricoles, bricolons, bricolez, )
  2. to tinker (potter; mess around)
    bousiller; bricoler; bâcler
    • bousiller verbe (bousille, bousilles, bousillons, bousillez, )
    • bricoler verbe (bricole, bricoles, bricolons, bricolez, )
    • bâcler verbe (bâcle, bâcles, bâclons, bâclez, )
  3. to tinker (bungle)
    embrouiller; cochonner
    • embrouiller verbe (embrouille, embrouilles, embrouillons, embrouillez, )
    • cochonner verbe (cochonne, cochonnes, cochonnons, cochonnez, )
  4. to tinker (bungle)
    bousiller; gâcher
    • bousiller verbe (bousille, bousilles, bousillons, bousillez, )
    • gâcher verbe (gâche, gâches, gâchons, gâchez, )
  5. to tinker (mess about; muddle; muddle on)
    bricoler; tripoter
    • bricoler verbe (bricole, bricoles, bricolons, bricolez, )
    • tripoter verbe (tripote, tripotes, tripotons, tripotez, )

Conjugations for tinker:

  1. tinker
  2. tinker
  3. tinkers
  4. tinker
  5. tinker
  6. tinker
simple past
  1. tinkered
  2. tinkered
  3. tinkered
  4. tinkered
  5. tinkered
  6. tinkered
present perfect
  1. have tinkered
  2. have tinkered
  3. has tinkered
  4. have tinkered
  5. have tinkered
  6. have tinkered
past continuous
  1. was tinkering
  2. were tinkering
  3. was tinkering
  4. were tinkering
  5. were tinkering
  6. were tinkering
  1. shall tinker
  2. will tinker
  3. will tinker
  4. shall tinker
  5. will tinker
  6. will tinker
continuous present
  1. am tinkering
  2. are tinkering
  3. is tinkering
  4. are tinkering
  5. are tinkering
  6. are tinkering
  1. be tinkered
  2. be tinkered
  3. be tinkered
  4. be tinkered
  5. be tinkered
  6. be tinkered
  1. tinker!
  2. let's tinker!
  3. tinkered
  4. tinkering
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

tinker [the ~] nom

  1. the tinker
    le chaudronnier

Translation Matrix for tinker:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
bricoler doing odd jobs
chaudronnier tinker boilermaker; brasier; brazier; coppersmith
- Scomber japonicus; chub mackerel; tinkerer
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
bousiller bungle; mess around; potter; tinker botch up; break; break down; break into pieces; break up; bungle; demolish; destroy; drag down; get down; mess up; muck up; pull down; spoil; take down; tear down; tear loose; wreck
bricoler mess about; mess around; muddle; muddle on; potter; tinker botch; bungle; do odd jobs; fool about; fool around; idle; lounge about; lounge around; mess about; mess around; sit around; tinker at
bâcler mess around; potter; tinker rattle off
cochonner bungle; tinker blot; daub; fool about; fool around; idle; lounge about; lounge around; make blots; mess about; mess around; potter about; sit around
embrouiller bungle; tinker
gâcher bungle; tinker be lost; be slovenly; be wrecked; botch up; bungle; corrupt; crash; debase; decay; degenerate; deprave; deteriorate; dissipate; fall into decline; fool about; fool around; get acid; go bad; make sour; meet an accident; mess; mess about; mess around; mess up; muck up; neglect; perish; pervert; rot; slop; sour; spill; spoil; squander; turn sour; waste
tripoter mess about; muddle; muddle on; tinker botch; bungle; fiddle; fidget; fool about; fool around; fumble; mess about; mess around; niggle; pick; potter about; twiddle
- fiddle; mess around; monkey; monkey around; muck about; muck around; potter; putter

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Synonyms for "tinker":

Related Definitions for "tinker":

  1. small mackerel found nearly worldwide1
  2. formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living1
  3. a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts1
  4. try to fix or mend1
    • Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right1
  5. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly1
  6. work as a tinker or tinkerer1

Wiktionary Translations for tinker:

  1. to fiddle with something in an attempt to fix, mend or improve it
  1. (vieilli) désuet|fr manger avidement quelque chose de chaud, en le faisant tourner à l'intérieur de la bouche.

Cross Translation:
tinker bricoler knutselen — zelf voorwerpen uit liefhebberij vervaardigen met gebruik van gereedschap als hamer, zaag en schaaf