French translation of 'going on'
- (= nearly)
⇒ We've been married for going on two years.
Nous sommes mariés depuis bientôt deux ans maintenant.
⇒ He's going on 50.
Il va sur la cinquantaine.
Example Sentences Including 'going on'
They're not three- and four-year-olds, they're kids who understand what's going on.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
He stood by the counter, presumably listening to the heated debate going on within.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
As all the cleaning was going on I'd slipped into a kind of reverie.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Trends of 'going on'
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- (= continue)
⇒ The concert went on until 11 o'clock at night.
Le concert a continué jusqu'à onze heures du soir.go on! (encouraging)
⇒ Go on, tell me what the problem is!
Allez, dis-moi quel est le problème !to go on doing sth
continuer à faire qch
⇒ He went on reading.
Il a continué à lire.
- (= happen)
⇒ What's going on here?
Qu'est-ce qui se passe ici?
inseparable transitive verb
- (= be guided by) [evidence]
se fonder sur
see also going on
Example Sentences Including 'go on'
Annie let her go on , making notes on points she thought relevant.AFTERMATH (2001)
Here we just have copies of the documents of origin and the boxes to go on.BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
And he had no doubt Lirael would choose to go on without him.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Translation of going on from the Collins English to French Dictionary