French translation of 'area'
1. (= region) région f
(smaller) secteur m
the London area la région Londonienne
She lives in the Paris area. Elle habite dans la région parisienne.
My favourite area of Paris is Montmartre. Montmartre est le quartier de Paris que je préfère.
in the London area dans la région de Londres
in my/your area dans mon/votre quartier
2. (= part) zone f
Apply cream to the affected area. Appliquer la pommade sur la zone à traiter.
the soft areas of a baby’s head les parties molles du crâne d’un bébé
3. (for specific use)
a picnic area une aire de pique-nique
the dining area le coin salle à manger
the sleeping area le coin chambre
Gatwick airport’s luggage area la zone de livraison des bagages de l’aéroport de Gatwick
4. (figurative) domaine f
His interest lies in the area of literature. Il s’intéresse au domaine de la littérature.
5. superficie f
The field has an area of 1500m². Le champ a une superficie de mille cinq cent mètres carrés.
to occupy an area of 50km² occuper une superficie de 50 km²
50km² in area 50 km² de superficie
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Example Sentences Including 'area'
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Major towns in each area were selected and shareholders were invited to attend.Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)
Great to cover affected areas without sticking while waiting to get to the hospital for medical attention.The Sun (2016)
It fits flat against the wall and is ideal for an area where space is restricted.The Sun (2009)
It works for the other areas of the country as well.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Large areas of that county are now only properly accessible by helicopter.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Their thicker cut means there is less surface area of chip and therefore less fat is absorbed.The Sun (2013)
There is a large area where it is not safe for people to be out.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It shows no one was covering that wide area.The Sun (2016)
We played in the wrong areas of the field and put pressure on our front five to take passes that were difficult to take.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As a result the brain areas responsible for perception of dizziness are reduced, making dancers resistant to feeling dizzy.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
In the area of human space flight we are about to realise that fear.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It runs hotels and construction companies and owns huge areas of land.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It was sealed off yesterday as officers searched the buildings and surrounding area.The Sun (2014)
Once a scourge of the inner city, heroin use has spread to deprived rural areas and small towns.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The land area of the island is 538 acres, mostly devoted to agriculture.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The notes had details of most sites he had visited, including military activity in the area.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
These areas need proper town planning with a range of tenure mixes and social facilities.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They know the area, the buildings and the quirks of the weather.The Sun (2016)
They're not shiny so make the surface area of your lip look fuller.The Sun (2016)
Using a particular area of the brain causes the helicopter to steer in a given direction.The Sun (2013)
We work together across many areas of mutual interest and we have that special relationship between us.The Sun (2017)
Why then do slot machines feature prominently in so many communal areas?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
With uncanny instinct they have ducked out of the herding area into a region where hunting is almost totally banned.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Your priority should be to introduce a policy covering this area as soon as possible.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Not many areas of regulation are matters of life and death.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The whole field is an area where orthodox and alternative cross each other.Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)
We sat in a conference room discussing areas in our region that would be ideal for new church plants.Christianity Today (2000)
Huge areas of arid land could be made fruitful either for agriculture or for biochemical industry.Infinite in All Directions (1989)
In other areas it is parts of the council stock that fulfil this role.Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)
The area of building work provides a useful beginning.Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)
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'area' in Other Languages
British English: area /ˈɛərɪə/ NOUN
An area is a particular part of a city, a country, or the world.
Half the population still live in rural areas.
- American English: area
- Arabic: مِنْطَقَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: área
- Chinese: 区域
- Croatian: područje
- Czech: oblast
- Danish: område
- Dutch: gebied
- European Spanish: área
- Finnish: alue
- French: zone
- German: Fläche
- Greek: περιοχή
- Italian: area
- Japanese: 地域
- Korean: 구역
- Norwegian: område
- Polish: obszar
- European Portuguese: área
- Romanian: zonă
- Russian: территория
- Spanish: área
- Swedish: område
- Thai: บริเวณ
- Turkish: alan ölçü birimi
- Ukrainian: район
- Vietnamese: khu vực
Translation of area from the Collins English to French Dictionary