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also adjective

  • 1 account

    1) (an arrangement by which a person keeps his money in a bank: I have (opened) an account with the local bank.) compte
    2) (a statement of money owing: Send me an account.) comptes
    3) (a description or explanation (of something that has happened): a full account of his holiday.) compte
    4) (an arrangement by which a person makes a regular (eg monthly) payment instead of paying at the time of buying: I have an account at Smiths.) compte
    5) ((usually in plural) a record of money received and spent: You must keep your accounts in order; ( also adjective) an account book.) compte rendu
    - accountant - account for - on account of - on my/his etc account - on my/his account - on no account - take something into account - take into account - take account of something - take account of

    English-French dictionary > account

  • 2 across the board

    applying in all cases: They were awarded wage increases across the board; (also adjective) (an across-the-board increase.) général

    English-French dictionary > across the board

  • 3 aerosol

    (a mixture of liquid or solid particles and gas under pressure which is released from a container in the form of a mist: Many deodorants come in the form of aerosols; ( also adjective) an aerosol spray.) aérosol

    English-French dictionary > aerosol

  • 4 afternoon

    (the time between morning and evening: tomorrow afternoon; He works for us three afternoons a week; Tuesday afternoon; ( also adjective) afternoon tea.) après-midi

    English-French dictionary > afternoon

  • 5 airmail

    noun (a system of carrying mail by air: Send this parcel by airmail; ( also adjective) an airmail letter.) poste aérienne

    English-French dictionary > airmail

  • 6 alarm

    1. noun
    1) (sudden fear: We did not share her alarm at the suggestion.) inquiétude(s)
    2) (something that gives warning of danger, attracts attention etc: Sound the alarm!; a fire-alarm; ( also adjective) an alarm clock.) alerte; réveil (-matin)
    2. verb
    (to make (someone) afraid: The least sound alarms the old lady.) alarmer
    - alarmingly

    English-French dictionary > alarm

  • 7 animal

    1) (a living being which can feel things and move freely: man and other animals.) animal
    2) (an animal other than man: a book on man's attitude to animals; ( also adjective) animal behaviour.) animal

    English-French dictionary > animal

  • 8 art

    1) (painting and sculpture: I'm studying art at school; Do you like modern art?; ( also adjective) an art gallery, an art college.) art(s), beaux-arts
    2) (any of various creative forms of expression: painting, music, dancing, writing and the other arts.) art
    3) (an ability or skill; the (best) way of doing something: the art of conversation/war.) art
    - artfully - artfulness - arts

    English-French dictionary > art

  • 9 assistant

    1) (a person who assists; a helper: a laboratory assistant; ( also adjective) an assistant headmaster.) assistant/-ante
    2) (a person who serves in a shop.) vendeur/-euse

    English-French dictionary > assistant

  • 10 away

    1) (to or at a distance from the person speaking or the person or thing spoken about: He lives three miles away (from the town); Go away!; Take it away!) (au) loin
    2) (in the opposite direction: She turned away so that he would not see her tears.) de l'autre côté
    3) ((gradually) into nothing: The noise died away.) complètement
    4) (continuously: They worked away until dark.) sans arrêt
    5) ((of a football match etc) not on the home ground: The team is playing away this weekend; ( also adjective) an away match.) à l'extérieur

    English-French dictionary > away

  • 11 baby

    plural - babies; noun
    1) (a very young child: Some babies cry during the night; ( also adjective) a baby boy.) bébé
    2) ((especially American, often babe) a girl or young woman.) mignonne, jolie fille
    - baby buggy/carriage - baby grand - baby-sit - baby-sitter - baby-sitting

    English-French dictionary > baby

  • 12 bachelor

    ['bæ ələ]
    (an unmarried man: He's a confirmed bachelor (= he has no intention of ever marrying); ( also adjective) a bachelor flat (= a flat suitable for one person).) célibataire; garçon nière
    - Bachelor of Education - Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Bachelor of Science

    English-French dictionary > bachelor

  • 13 backup

    1) (additional people who provide help when it is needed: The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.) renforts
    2) (a copy of a computer file that can be used in case the original is destroyed.) sauvegarde
    3) (( also adjective) a piece of equipment, a system etc that can be used when there is a problem with the original one: a backup plan; We have a backup generator in case the power fails.) soutien

    English-French dictionary > backup

  • 14 balcony

    plural - balconies; noun
    1) (a platform built out from the wall of a building: Many hotel rooms have balconies.) balcon
    2) (in theatres etc, an upper floor: We sat in the balcony of the cinema; ( also adjective) balcony seats.) (de) balcon

    English-French dictionary > balcony

  • 15 ballet

    ['bælei, ]( American[) bæ'lei]
    1) (a theatrical performance of dancing with set steps and mime, often telling a story: Swan Lake is my favourite ballet.) ballet
    2) (the art of dancing in this way: She is taking lessons in ballet; ( also adjective) a ballet class.) (de) ballet

    English-French dictionary > ballet

  • 16 bantam

    (a small variety of domestic fowl: She keeps bantams; ( also adjective) a bantam cock.) coq nain, poule naine

    English-French dictionary > bantam

  • 17 barbed wire

    wire with sharp points at intervals: I tore my skirt on that barbed wire; (also adjective with hyphen) (a barbed-wire fence.) (fil de fer) barbelé

    English-French dictionary > barbed wire

  • 18 basement

    (the lowest floor of a building, usually below ground level: She lives in a basement; ( also adjective) a basement flat.) sous-sol

    English-French dictionary > basement

  • 19 bedside

    noun (the place or position next to a person's bed: He was at her bedside when she died; ( also adjective) a bedside table.) (de) chevet

    English-French dictionary > bedside

  • 20 bedtime

    noun (the time at which one normally goes to bed: Seven o'clock is the children's bedtime; ( also adjective) a bedtime story.) heure du coucher

    English-French dictionary > bedtime

См. также в других словарях:

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  • Proper adjective — In English usage, a proper adjective is an adjective that takes an initial capital letter. A common adjective is an adjective that is not a proper adjective. The term is used informally only; it is not used by grammarians or linguists. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

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  • Japanese verb conjugations and adjective declensions — This page is a list of Japanese verb and adjective conjugations. Since these are almost all regular, they can all be included on one page. Japanese verb conjugation is the same for all subjects, first person ( I , we ), second person ( you , ye ) …   Wikipedia


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