French translation of 'air'
1. (= atmosphere) air m
He threw the ball into the air. Il jeta le ballon en l’air.
The balloon rose up into the air. Le ballon s’éleva dans les airs.
The trapeze artists flew through the air effortlessly. Les trapézistes voltigeaient en l’air avec aisance.
to get some fresh air prendre l’air
by air (airmail) par avion; [travel] en avion
I prefer to travel by air. Je préfère voyager en avion.
to disappear into thin air, to vanish into thin air se volatiliser
to be walking on air, to be floating on air (= extremely happy) être aux anges
to clear the air crever l’abcès
in the air (= around) dans l’air
There was great excitement in the air. Il y avait beaucoup d’excitation dans l’air.
to be up in the air (= vague, undecided) être assez vague
Everything is up in the air at the moment. Tout est encore assez vague pour le moment.
2. (Radio, Television)
to be on air, to be on the air [programme] être diffusé(e); [station] émettre; [person] être à l’antenne
to go on air, to go on the air [programme] passer à l’antenne; [station] émettre
to be off air, to be off the air [programme] ne plus passer à l’antenne; [station] ne plus émettre
to go off air, to go off the air [programme] cesser d’être diffusé; [station] cesser d’émettre
3. (= attitude) [of person] air m
with an air of superiority avec un air de supériorité
airs and graces minauderies fpl
4. (= tune) air m
1. (= freshen) [room, clothes] aérer
2. (= express)
[idea, views] exprimer
[grievance] mettre sur le tapis
[knowledge] faire étalage de
3. (Television, Radio) [documentary, programme] diffuser
1. [current, turbulence] aérien(ne)
air quality qualité f de l’air
2. [attack, defence] aérien(ne)
air cargo, air freight fret m aérien
air travel voyages mpl en avion
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Example Sentences Including 'air'
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Prisoners suffered from a lack of fresh air and almost no exercise or constructive activity.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
This helps it to benefit from the prevailing winds and use outdoor air for almost all of its cooling.Computing (2010)
Dry air is poor at conducting electricity, resulting in static electrical charges building up on people.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
High pressure and slack winds helped to keep the polluted air near the ground.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is the polar opposite of the trendy gastropub, with gas lanterns, small rooms off the main bar and a general air of spit and sawdust.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It still hangs in the air, though all else hangs on it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Modern kitchens have about them an almost surgical air.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Once during an air raid she noticed a young man sitting alone in the shelter reading a book.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Plants clean the very air we breathe, trapping pollutants, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.The Sun (2017)
She wanted to explode the air around her.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Then gently fold in half of the remaining egg white, trying to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.The Sun (2013)
This was set off by a clash of cold air from the north hitting warm air to the south.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He made a fist and punched the air.The Broken God (1993)
He has been a breath of fresh air and has given us all a belief.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It was a glorious swansong, and her enormous grin and triumphant punching of the air as she mounted the podium were deliciously infectious.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The idea is to find pockets of warm air which act like springs and circle in them until you reach cloud base.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Watch this space for detailed advice on air drying.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Yet there are unavoidable pollutants in the air we breathe.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Because all that hot air must be doing considerable damage to something somewhere.The Sun (2015)
Before going off air, Geo broadcast images of its logo in chains.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Make a central air hole, paint with egg.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Only then did they radio for air support.The Sun (2007)
Planning consent will be refused until the air around the airport meets nitrogen dioxide requirements.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The mountain air makes you forget about it.The Sun (2015)
The other option is to clear the air with a general election.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is a carnival atmosphere in the air.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There was a weird atmosphere in the air, the sky went dark then it blew itself out.The Sun (2007)
They did not watch the programme when it aired.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They give off heat and moisture into the cold air above.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
That sinister threat is left hanging in the air.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The government knows that money is not going to appear from thin air.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You can hear the air in the room.Christianity Today (2000)
Cold night air can cause breathing problems.Survive the Nine to Five - a woman&apos;s guide to working well (1989)
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'air' in Other Languages
British English: air /ɛə/ NOUN
Air is the mixture of gases which forms the earth's atmosphere and which we breathe.
He opened the window and leaned out into the cold air.
- American English: air
- Arabic: هَوَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: ar
- Chinese: 空气
- Croatian: zrak
- Czech: vzduch
- Danish: luft
- Dutch: lucht
- European Spanish: aire
- Finnish: ilma
- French: air vent
- German: Luft
- Greek: αέρας
- Italian: aria
- Japanese: 空気
- Korean: 공기 바람
- Norwegian: luft
- Polish: powietrze
- European Portuguese: ar
- Romanian: aer
- Russian: воздух
- Spanish: aire
- Swedish: luft
- Thai: อากาศ
- Turkish: hava
- Ukrainian: повітря
- Vietnamese: không khí
Translation of air from the Collins English to French Dictionary