French translation of 'pair'
1. [of shoes, gloves, socks, earrings] paire f
a pair of shoes une paire de chaussures
a pair of socks une paire de chaussettes
a pair of earrings une paire de boucles d’oreilles
a pair of scissors une paire de ciseaux
a pair of trousers un pantalon
a pair of jeans un jean
a nice pair of legs
What a nice pair of legs! Quelles jolies jambes !
an extra pair of hands
She was glad of an extra pair of hands. Elle était contente de disposer d’une paire de bras supplémentaires.
to be a safe pair of hands (Britain) (= reliable person) être quelqu’un de sûr ⧫ être une personne sûre
He is seen as a safe pair of hands. On le considère comme quelqu’un de sûr.
(= two people) paire f
(= couple) couple m
in pairs à deux ⧫ par deux
We work in pairs. Nous travaillons à deux. ⧫ Nous travaillons par deux.
In some neighbourhoods the policemen walk around in pairs. Dans certains quartiers, les policiers font leur ronde à deux. ⧫ Dans certains quartiers, les policiers font leur ronde par deux.
Phrasal verbspair off, pair up
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Example Sentences Including 'pair'
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He did the job despite being in agony from wearing a pair of trainers that were two sizes too small.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
How quickly can you spot the pair of identical pictures?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Most budding entrepreneurs would give their right arms to be mentored by such an experienced pair.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Rumours of a soured relationship between the pair have kept the tabloid presses whirring.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The pair were taking part in the show that sees the most annoying guest couple voted off at the end of the episode.The Sun (2016)
The students often work in groups or pairs.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
They made unlikely pairing in an interesting if fitfully awkward night.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Times+ members can win one of three pairs of tickets to each concert in the festival.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
To many fans they form a dream pairing.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
When the pair are handed a murder case that looks as straightforward as they come, they soon realise it's anything but.The Sun (2016)
It would be wrong to call the two pairs enemies.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The pair practised a couple of courts apart yesterday.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The pair's relationship has improved since.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They are a very fine pair of bowlers.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They have hit more runs together than any pair in history.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You're just like another pair of eyes in the dressing room.The Sun (2014)
The fashion editor handed me a couple of pairs with a nod of respect.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Think of a relationship as a pair of trees.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And a good pair of binoculars to keep an eye on the neighbours.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But the pair's 18-year marriage lasted just another nine months.The Sun (2016)
Each time the pair moved to the new location.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
His absence is likely to draw further speculation about the pair's marriage.The Sun (2013)
In one classroom 22 students are working in pairs or groups.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Now it seems the rapper has inflicted an identical pair on a supermodel.The Sun (2012)
Should he use them sparingly, pair them with experienced players or be prepared to risk using them in pairs?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The pair find themselves elected to an elite club of pupils.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The pair formed a close connection and rumours began swirling round in Tinseltown that they were far more than just colleagues.The Sun (2016)
The pair have agreed to share royalties on the track.The Sun (2015)
The pair have been together for four years and have similar drinking habits.The Sun (2016)
The pair were part of a group that had set off early after spending the night at a mountain lodge.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The pairing of the two men comes as a surprise because their terms in office did not overlap.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The pairs will not form for some time yet.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The pair are set to become much richer on the back of their next deal.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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'pair' in Other Languages
British English: pair /pɛə/ NOUN
A pair of things are two things of the same size and shape that are intended to be used together.
...a pair of socks.
- American English: pair
- Arabic: زَوَجٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: par
- Chinese: 一对
- Croatian: par
- Czech: pár
- Danish: par
- Dutch: paar
- European Spanish: par
- Finnish: pari
- French: paire
- German: Paar
- Greek: ζεύγος
- Italian: paio
- Japanese: ひと組
- Korean: 한 쌍
- Norwegian: par
- Polish: para dwójka
- European Portuguese: par
- Romanian: pereche
- Russian: пара
- Spanish: par
- Swedish: par
- Thai: คู่
- Turkish: çift
- Ukrainian: пара
- Vietnamese: đôi
British English: pair VERB
If one thing is paired with another, it is put with it or considered with it.
The trainees will then be paired with experienced managers.
Translation of pair from the Collins English to French Dictionary