French translation of 'borrow'
[money, book, pen] emprunter
Can I borrow your pen? Je peux emprunter ton stylo ?
May I borrow your car? Est-ce que je peux emprunter ta voiture ?
to borrow sth from sb emprunter qch à qn
I borrowed some money from a friend. J’ai emprunté de l’argent à un ami.
to be on borrowed time, to be living on borrowed time ne plus en avoir pour longtemps
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Example Sentences Including 'borrow'
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Airlines can and do borrow heavily because their assets are tangible and relatively safe.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
Councils that need homes should be allowed to use borrowing pledged for areas with little demand.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Keep an eye out for lenders that try to sell insurance when you borrow money.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Public borrowing is close to peacetime records.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Something trickier, then, must be to borrow money on the value of those slots.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The rest of the money will be borrowed.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There's also been a slight easing of credit conditions over the recent past and households have increased their net borrowing.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This allows them to borrow at any time up to an established limit.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
Borrowing too heavily and paying too much is a recipe for negative equity.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Many have also borrowed heavily to expand and are highly geared.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Normally the government pays investors to borrow money ; these days investors will pay the government for the privilege of lending them money.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The criticism of the Government is not that it has expanded public borrowing to do this and to support demand.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Who in their right mind would borrow money to give it away to charities?The Sun (2011)
Would you mind if we borrowed some books for them to read?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It feels like he is on borrowed time.The Sun (2013)
Most sensible people know we cannot balance the books with more borrowing or ruinous new taxes.The Sun (2015)
Not necessarily a bad thing if the billions raised or recklessly borrowed are then used to lift the deserving poor out of misery.The Sun (2010)
Now we have no choice but to save and pay back what we borrowed.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Public sector net borrowing is likely to be pared back slightly to about 125 billion this year.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The borrowed money is used to pay for basic infrastructure on mothballed sites, which in turn allows building work to begin.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The rise is said to have been driven by an increase in net borrowing from central and local government.The Sun (2016)
They pocket the profit before handing back the borrowed stock.The Sun (2008)
This is borrowed money, driving up our deficit while vital British services struggle.The Sun (2016)
We should find or borrow the money for more, smaller gas-fired plants.The Sun (2016)
We thought about borrowing and buying another one, but that means further outlay and risk.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When prices remained low, the government found itself unable to repay the farmers or borrow money.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Why do we borrow money to give away in aid?The Sun (2012)
Yet it still borrows money to give to foreign countries and awards its bosses giant pay rises.The Sun (2014)
When he loses interest, he borrows another one.Christianity Today (2000)
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'borrow' in Other Languages
British English: borrow /ˈbɒrəʊ/ VERB
If you borrow something that belongs to someone else, you take it, usually with their permission, intending to return it.
Can I borrow a pen please?
- American English: borrow
- Arabic: يُقارِض
- Brazilian Portuguese: tomar emprestado
- Chinese: 借
- Croatian: posuditi
- Czech: půjčit si
- Danish: låne
- Dutch: lenen
- European Spanish: pedir prestado
- Finnish: lainata joltakulta
- French: emprunter
- German: borgen
- Greek: δανείζομαι
- Italian: prendere in prestito
- Japanese: 借りる
- Korean: 빌리다
- Norwegian: låne
- Polish: pożyczyć
- European Portuguese: pedir emprestado
- Romanian: a împrumuta (a lua)
- Russian: занимать деньги
- Spanish: pedir prestado
- Swedish: låna
- Thai: ยืม
- Turkish: ödünç almak
- Ukrainian: позичати
- Vietnamese: mượn
Translation of borrow from the Collins English to French Dictionary