French translation of 'about'
1. (= approximately) environ ⧫ à peu près
It takes about 10 hours. Ça prend environ 10 heures. ⧫ Ça prend à peu près 10 heures.
about a hundred
How many? - about a hundred. Combien ? - environ cent. ⧫ Combien ? - environ une centaine.
about a hundred people environ cent personnes ⧫ environ une centaine de personnes
at about 2 o’clock vers 2 heures
to have just about done sthsee also just
I’ve just about finished. J’ai presque fini.
3. (referring to place) çà et là ⧫ de-ci de-là
to run about courir çà et là
to walk about se promener ⧫ aller et venir
is Paul about? (Britain) est-ce que Paul est là ?
it’s about here c’est par ici ⧫ c’est dans les parages
to be out and about (after illness) être de nouveau sur pied
I’m glad he’s out and about again. Je suis content qu’il soit de nouveau sur pied.(visiting lots of places)
He’s always out and about these days. En ce moment, il est toujours par monts et par vaux.
to be about to do sth être sur le point de faire qch
I was about to go out. J’étais sur le point de sortir.
I’m not about to do all that for nothing. Je ne vais quand même pas faire tout ça pour rien.
it’s the other way about (Britain) c’est l’inverse
1. (= relating to) au sujet de ⧫ à propos de
I’m phoning you about tomorrow’s meeting. Je vous appelle à propos de la réunion de demain.
a book about London un livre sur Londres
what is it about? de quoi s’agit-il ?
to talk about something parler de quelque chose
We talked about it. Nous en avons parlé.
do something about it! faites quelque chose !
what about doing this?, how about doing this? et si nous faisions ceci ?
How about going to the cinema? Et si nous allions au cinéma ?
2. (referring to place) dans
to walk about the town se promener dans la ville
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Example Sentences Including 'about'
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Yet we barely know anything about these angry men.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
There was a large mushroom growing near her, about the same height as herself.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
It was a most interesting group of passengers who milled about inside and around the tiny terminal.Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)
But this could be about to turn on its head.The Sun (2016)
Celebrities often moan about being recognised in public.The Sun (2009)
My advice is to think about why you keep cheating like this.The Sun (2016)
No one wants to know about that.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Or perhaps worried about keeping precious digital files on a single smartphone or computer?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Talk about looking after your own.The Sun (2014)
Think about how the place made you feel.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We need to keep our wits about us.The Sun (2011)
We often hear about the work ethic of sportspeople.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
What do you like most about your body?The Sun (2011)
Have a think about that nearer the time and let us know.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is hard as a rugby player to talk about stuff like that.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Ran lineout effectively and put himself about.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
What was the worst thing about being a footballer in your era?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Not that it's just about numbers.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
What was it that she liked so much about his plays?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But he said that they had found something to laugh about.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I felt like this about her after two months.The Sun (2015)
It had begun about a week after he promised me it was only me he wanted.The Sun (2016)
It is about whether a nation chooses to remember or to forget.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The great thing about her style is that she mixes the high street with designer wear.The Sun (2012)
The positive side is that you now feel you are a different person and you can do something about your life.The Sun (2016)
They are just about holding on.The Sun (2016)
This raises questions about whether the industry will pass on savings from planned action against whiplash claims.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Wanting to know more about your birth dad is natural.The Sun (2015)
What is this thing about being nostalgic?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
While you watch, talk to your partner about what is turning you on and why.The Sun (2016)
But she was disqualified when doctors discovered something odd about her physiology.Christianity Today (2000)
Now think about whether you have let that person know what it is you do want.Life Without Work (1994)
You might like to think about turning this around.Life Without Work (1994)
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'about' in Other Languages
British English: about /əˈbaʊt/ ADVERB
near to About means near to something.
His grandfather is about 80 years old.
- American English: about
- Arabic: حَوَالي
- Brazilian Portuguese: aproximadamente
- Chinese: 关于
- Croatian: oko
- Czech: kolem
- Danish: omkring
- Dutch: ongeveer
- European Spanish: más o menos
- Finnish: suunnilleen
- French: autour de
- German: ungefähr
- Greek: περίπου
- Italian: circa
- Japanese: およそ
- Korean: 대략
- Norwegian: omkring
- Polish: mniej więcej
- European Portuguese: aproximadamente
- Romanian: aproape
- Russian: около
- Spanish: más o menos
- Swedish: omkring
- Thai: ใกล้
- Turkish: yaklaşık
- Ukrainian: приблизно
- Vietnamese: khoảng
British English: about /əˈbaʊt/ PREPOSITION
to do with About means to do with.
This book is about history.
- American English: about
- Arabic: عَنْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sobre
- Chinese: 关于
- Croatian: o
- Czech: o
- Danish: om
- Dutch: over
- European Spanish: acerca de
- Finnish: NO TRANSLATION
- French: à propos de
- German: über
- Greek: περί
- Italian: su
- Japanese: ･･･について
- Korean: ...에 관하여
- Norwegian: om
- Polish: o
- European Portuguese: sobre
- Romanian: despre
- Russian: о
- Spanish: acerca de
- Swedish: om
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับ
- Turkish: hakkında
- Ukrainian: про
- Vietnamese: về liên quan đến
Translation of about from the Collins English to French Dictionary