French translation of 'dictation'
1. (= reading aloud) (by teacher) dictée f
to take dictation from sb [secretary] écrire sous la dictée de qnsee also dictation speed
2. (= coercion) contrainte f ⧫ pression f
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Example Sentences Including 'dictation'
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Stewart, as far as I was concerned, had acted simply as a glorified secretary, a dictation taker---a ghostwriter.ABOUT THE AUTHOR (2001)
`Excuse me," said Jelly later in the morning, when she was taking dictation.SPLITTING (2001)
Miss Andrews, taking them for dictation, and Miss Stone, hearing their repetition during the afternoon, were as scathing as the others.CHALLENGE FOR THE CHALET SCHOOL (2001)
But she had, like some robotic amanuensis, taking down dictation.MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE (2001)
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'dictation' in Other Languages
British English: dictation /dɪkˈteɪʃən/ NOUN
Dictation is the speaking or reading aloud of words for someone else to write down.
He was taking dictation from the manager.
- American English: dictation
- Arabic: إِمْلاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: ditado
- Chinese: 听写
- Croatian: diktiranje
- Czech: diktát
- Danish: diktat
- Dutch: dictaat
- European Spanish: dictado
- Finnish: sanelu
- French: dictée
- German: Diktat
- Greek: υπαγόρευση
- Italian: dettatura
- Japanese: 口述
- Korean: 받아쓰기
- Norwegian: diktat
- Polish: dyktando
- European Portuguese: ditado
- Romanian: dictare
- Russian: диктант
- Spanish: dictado
- Swedish: diktamen
- Thai: การเขียนตามคำบอก
- Turkish: dikte
- Ukrainian: диктант
- Vietnamese: sự đọc chính tả
Translation of dictation from the Collins English to French Dictionary