French translation of 'let'
Word forms: past tense, past participle let
1. (= allow, give permission) laisser
to let sb do sth laisser qn faire qch
Let me have a look. Laisse-moi voir.
My parents won’t let me stay out that late. Mes parents ne me laissent pas sortir aussi tard.
Let me explain ... Laissez-moi vous expliquer ...
2. (not prevent)
to let sth happen laisser qch se passer
People here let everyone else do the work. Ici, les gens laissent les autres faire le travail.
to let sb know sth faire savoir qch à qn
I’ll let you know as soon as possible. Je vous le ferai savoir dès que possible.
4. (in suggestions)
let’s go! allons-y !
Let’s go to the cinema! Si on allait au cinéma ?
I’m bored. Let’s go home. Je m’ennuie. Rentrons.
5. (in commands, instructions)
let him come qu’il vienne
let that be a warning to you! que cela vous serve d’avertissement !
let the water boil and ... faites bouillir l’eau et ...
let’s have some quiet, please un peu de silence, s’il vous plaît
to let it slip that ..., to let slip that ... (= reveal) laisser échapper que ...
to let sb be laisser vivre qn (fig)
Let me be! Laisse-moi vivre !
let alone (conjunction) (= much less) encore moins
I can barely walk, let alone lift anything. Je peux à peine marcher, encore moins soulever quelque chose.
He can’t afford his rent, let alone a holiday. Il ne peut pas payer son loyer, encore moins s’offrir des vacances.
No one was arrested, let alone prosecuted. Personne ne fut arrêté et encore moins poursuivi.
9. (Britain) [house, property] (= rent out) louer
“to let” (Britain) « à louer »
Phrasal verbslet down, let go, let in, let off, let on, let out, let up
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Example Sentences Including 'let'
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The camera fixes on her and won't let go.ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?: A Life Through the Movies (2004)
Landlords, like tenants, are already paying through the nose for the services of letting agents.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Many are choosing to let their property as an alternative as the returns are more secure.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Most brokers will let clients rent before they buy.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That is why they let the banks get away with so much for so long.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
This is far too important a subject to let pass.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Will she let the police know he has an alibi?The Sun (2012)
You shall let me think of you as happy.Daniel Deronda (1876)
But he says the squad have yet to let their hair down after a victory.The Sun (2013)
Do you think their discipline let them down?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He allowed himself a wry smile and a promise to himself not to let it happen again.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It is another sign of change that he speaks at all, let alone with such openness.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Southampton goals let in after nine league games.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The task is first and foremost to stop letting goals in.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
They have to back him again and let him get on with it.The Sun (2016)
Watch him cruise up to the leaders at the last before letting rip.The Sun (2011)
We might let in a goal or stupidly lose a game.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We won't let anything like this come between us.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You do not want to let other teams get too far away and you want to build on recent performances.The Sun (2013)
Common examples are a group of friends sharing, a student house or a house let by room.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It will be a tragedy if we let that happen again.The Sun (2012)
MOST world leaders gave their support to the new US leader yesterday but many politicians let rip.The Sun (2017)
Now she won't let me see my new son.The Sun (2011)
Now we want to know why the psychiatric services let her out on the streets.The Sun (2012)
Say you're sorry for letting things get out of hand when you were both drunk.The Sun (2011)
See your dad regularly but try not to let your mum get to you.The Sun (2016)
They got used to let it go and not comment because they would be killed.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
To them let me say this.The Sun (2009)
We’ve gone from programming machines to do things to letting the machines figure out what to do.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
Why did they stand aside and let it happen?The Sun (2011)
Why not let the police use them.The Sun (2016)
Yet the police and security services let him roam the streets with impunity.The Sun (2013)
Our elders decided to let the house group handle the discipline and not involve themselves unless it was absolutely necessary.Christianity Today (2000)
They tend to nudge reminders to you if they think you might be letting things slip too far.Life Without Work (1994)
The police may let your youngster go without charging them.Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)
Trends of 'let'
Extremely Common. let is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'let' in Other Languages
British English: let /lɛt/ VERB
If you let someone do something, you allow them to do it.
- American English: let
- Arabic: يَسْمَحُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: deixar
- Chinese: 允许
- Croatian: pustiti
- Czech: dovolit
- Danish: lade
- Dutch: toestaan
- European Spanish: dejar permitir
- Finnish: sallia
- French: laisser
- German: lassen
- Greek: αφήνω
- Italian: lasciare
- Japanese: ･･･させる
- Korean: 허락하다
- Norwegian: la
- Polish: pozwolić
- European Portuguese: deixar
- Romanian: a permite
- Russian: разрешать
- Spanish: dejar permitir
- Swedish: hyra ut
- Thai: อนุญาต
- Turkish: izin vermek
- Ukrainian: дозволяти
- Vietnamese: để cho
Translation of let from the Collins English to French Dictionary