French translation of 'catching'
- [disease, condition]
⇒ It's not catching.
Ce n'est pas contagieux.
Example Sentences Including 'catching'
He had cut their throats, catching their blood in his golden cup.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Pity the police aren't as good at catching villains as they are at gossiping.DEAD BEAT (2002)
She came home demanding to know why we hadn't got an inch closer to catching this madman.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Trends of 'catching'
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- [train, bus, plane]
- (= take)
- (= be in time for)
⇒ We caught the last bus.
Nous avons pris le dernier bus.
⇒ They had to rush to catch the bus.
Ils ont dû se dépêcher pour attraper le bus.
- (= take)
- [person trying to escape]
attraperto catch a thief
attraper un voleur
- [animal, fish]
⇒ My cat catches birds.
Mon chat attrape des oiseaux.
- [cold, disease]
attraperto catch a cold
attraper un rhume
- [person] (by surprise)
surprendreto catch sb doing sth
attraper qn en train de faire qch,
surprendre qn en train de faire qch
⇒ If they catch you smoking ...
S'ils t'attrapent en train de fumer ...,
S'ils te prennent en train de fumer ...you wouldn't catch ... (informal) (= won't see)
⇒ You wouldn't catch me doing that.
Je ne ferais jamais une chose pareille.to catch sb with their pants down or to catch sb with their trousers down (British)
surprendre qn dans une situation embarrassante
- (= hit)
- (= hear)
⇒ I didn't catch his name.
Je n'ai pas saisi son nom.
to catch sb's attention or to catch sb's eye
attirer l'attention de qn
to catch fire or to catch on fire (US)
to catch sight of
to catch one's breath (= get one's breath back)
reprendre son souffle
- (= get entangled)
- [of fish]
- (single fish)
- (more than one fish)
- (single fish)
- (= trick)
- [of door, window]
to play catch
jouer au ballon
Example Sentences Including 'catch'
She could see Dee understood her instantly but Follows was a little slower to catch on.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
I'd forgotten that he'd probably end up at Paddington this morning to catch his train back home.THE EXECUTION (2002)
They began to walk down towards Railway Square, where they would catch a bus for home.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
'catching' in Other Languages
- Arabic: مُعِدٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: contagioso contagiosa
- Chinese: 传染性的
- Croatian: zarazan zarazna
- Czech: nakažlivý
- Danish: smittende
- Dutch: besmettelijk
- European Spanish: contagioso
- Finnish: tarttuva
- French: contagieux contagieuse
- German: ansteckend
- Greek: μεταδοτικός μεταδοτική
- Italian: contagioso contagiosa
- Japanese: 伝染性の
- Korean: 전염성의
- Norwegian: smittende
- Polish: zaraźliwy zaraźliwa
- Portuguese: contagioso contagiosa
- Romanian: contagios contagios, contagioasă, contagioși, contagioase
- Russian: заразный заразная
- Spanish: pegajoso pegajosa
- Swedish: smittsam smittsamt
- Thai: ที่ติดต่อได้ง่าย
- Turkish: bulaşıcı
- Ukrainian: заразний
- Vietnamese: truyền nhiễm
Translation of catching from the Collins English to French Dictionary