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French translation of 'body'

Word Frequency


[ˈbɒdi ]
1.  (living) [of person, animal] corps m
to keep body and soul together (make ends meet) joindre les deux bouts
body and soul (the whole self) corps et âme
2.  (corpse) cadavre mcorps m
it would happen over my dead body (informal) il faudra (d’abord) me passer sur le corps
3.  [of car] carrosserie f
4.  [of plane] fuselage m
5.  (also: body stocking) body mjustaucorps m
6.  (organization) organe morganisme m see also ruling body
7.  (mass) ensemble mmasse f
8.  (group) groupe m
a body of people un groupe de gens
in a body en masseensemble
9.  (main part) [of talk] fond mcorps m
10.  [of wine] corps m

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Example Sentences Including 'body'

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It is appalling that a leading trade body should take such a casual attitude towards such an important matter.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It will also make your entire body strong.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The reason diets fail has less to do with our bodies than our minds.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Then they decided they needed to do something with the body.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Twist the claws and legs off the main body of the crab.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We all have different sitting positions and different body shapes.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Your mind and body are all over the place.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We saw no traces of human bodies.
Baxter, Stephen Anti-Ice (1993)
He is a great athlete with a strong upper body for shrugging people off.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We had to dig in during the second half but people threw their bodies on the line.
The Sun (2013)
The main body of the church was restored but the choir was left in ruins.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
What is your favourite part of your body?
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Full fruity flavour and medium body, a wine typical of the area.
Lockspeiser, Jerry & Gear, Jackie Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)
It saves your body and your soul.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She said he was touching her body and her head.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She suffered terrible head and upper body injuries.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The proposals would also give regional bodies more say in fisheries management.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You can get a much better idea if somebody is into you by their body language.
The Sun (2016)
What do our bodies say about us?
Christianity Today (2000)
Their governing bodies have strengthened the links with industry.
Brown, Muriel & Payne Sarah Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)

Trends of 'body'

Extremely Common. body is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'body' in Other Languages

British English: body /ˈbɒdɪ/ NOUN
Your body is all your physical parts, including your head, arms, and legs.
My whole body hurt.
  • American English: body
  • Arabic: جِسْم
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corpo
  • Chinese: 身体
  • Croatian: tijelo
  • Czech: tělo
  • Danish: krop
  • Dutch: lichaam
  • European Spanish: cuerpo
  • Finnish: keho
  • French: corps
  • German: Körper
  • Greek: σώμα
  • Italian: corpo
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: kropp
  • Polish: ciało
  • European Portuguese: corpo
  • Romanian: corp
  • Russian: тело
  • Latin American Spanish: cuerpo
  • Swedish: kropp
  • Thai: ร่างกาย
  • Turkish: beden
  • Ukrainian: тіло
  • Vietnamese: cơ thể


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