French translation of 'occasion'
1. (= time) occasion f
on one occasion en une occasion
on that occasion à cette occasion
on several occasions en plusieurs occasions
on occasion (= sometimes) à l’occasion
2. (= event) occasion f
a unique family occasion un événement familial unique ⧫ une occasion familiale unique
a special occasion une occasion spéciale
a sense of occasion un sentiment d’exaltation
to rise to the occasion se montrer à la hauteur de la situation
4. (= opportunity) occasion f
an occasion for sth l’occasion de qch
For the girls, nature study was an occasion for lazy walks. Pour les filles, les sciences naturelles étaient l’occasion de promenades nonchalantes.
an occasion for doing sth l’occasion de faire qch
5. (= necessity)
to have occasion to do sth devoir faire qch
occasionner ⧫ causer
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Example Sentences Including 'occasion'
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Three glass chandeliers hung over a table which had been shortened to fifteen feet for this, more intimate, occasion.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
Dalziel drove his troops mercilessly when the occasion demanded, but he took his own bumps and rarely passed them on to his underlings.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2002)
He seemed less genial than normal, but I told myself it was probably the occasion and maybe the Morris guy.BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
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'occasion' in Other Languages
British English: occasion /əˈkeɪʒən/ NOUN
An occasion is a time when something happens.
On one occasion, the car almost hit a truck.
- American English: occasion
- Arabic: مُنَاسَبَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: ocasião
- Chinese: 场合
- Croatian: prilika
- Czech: příležitost
- Danish: lejlighed begivenhed
- Dutch: gebeurtenis
- European Spanish: ocasión
- Finnish: tilaisuus tapaus
- French: occasion
- German: Gelegenheit
- Greek: περίσταση
- Italian: occasione
- Japanese: 場合
- Korean: 기회
- Norwegian: anledning
- Polish: okazja
- European Portuguese: ocasião
- Romanian: ocazie
- Russian: случай
- Spanish: ocasión
- Swedish: tillfälle
- Thai: โอกาส
- Turkish: fırsat durum
- Ukrainian: випадок
- Vietnamese: dịp
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Translation of occasion from the Collins English to French Dictionary