French translation of 'performance'
1. (= show) représentation f
The performance lasts two hours. La représentation dure deux heures.
[of play, opera] représentation f
[of piece of music] interprétation f
a performance of Bizet’s Carmen une représentation de Carmen de Bizet
3. [of actor, musician, singer] interprétation f
his performance as Hamlet son interprétation d’Hamlet
4. [of player, team] prestation f
the team’s poor performance la médiocre prestation de l’équipe
The team put up a good performance. L’équipe a réalisé une bonne prestation.
5. (= work done) [of worker, company, government] performances fpl
The study looked at the performance of 18 surgeons. L’étude portait sur les performances de 18 chirurgiens.
to measure the performance of sb/sth mesurer les performances de qn/qch
How is a company to measure its performance? Comment une compagnie doit-elle mesurer ses performances ?
6. (= financial results) résultats mpl
the company’s poor performance les mauvais résultats de la compagnie
7. [of car, engine] performances fpl
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Example Sentences Including 'performance'
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It is the inner secret of magic as a performance art.Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)
The fund has produced good performance with comparatively low volatility.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Yet another burden to ensure mediocre performance for the industries we all own in common.Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)
In roles that could be ripe for melodrama, they deliver performances of great dignity.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It will be a recording of a performance made two days previously.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Older fans in the audience loved the performance.The Sun (2010)
That said, the performance and the behaviour were real enough.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The last performances this week are not to be missed.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The strong bass performance makes these headphones ideally suited to rock or dance.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Theatre performances outside theatres can be confusing and sometimes embarrassing.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Why are interviews so poor at predicting job performance?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Yet perhaps it is unfair to single out one performance.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Great performance from the team today.The Sun (2013)
His performance will act as a reality check.The Sun (2009)
His standout performances were one of the bright points of a depressing summer.The Sun (2016)
If they cannot produce consistently high performances he is not managing them correctly.The Sun (2016)
In the first half it was a very good performance from the team.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was a poor performance and there was the civil war afterwards.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It was an energetic performance by the whole team.The Sun (2012)
Otherwise the team produced a performance that was hugely disappointing.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Out of two good performances we get zero points and out of two leading positions, we lose two games.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We have had poor performances throughout the season but we have always bounced back.The Sun (2012)
We hope this performance gives us something to build on heading into next season.The Sun (2015)
We need to get a lot more performance from the car.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You have to base it on how we play and the performances we put in.The Sun (2016)
Big players on big nights producing big performances.The Sun (2006)
His last stage performance was without a frock.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
In the interim, all publicly funded sports will conduct performance reviews and draw up business plans.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
That it has had no measurable effect on school performance, job prospects, criminality or welfare dependency.The Sun (2016)
The enthusiasm for live performances goes against trends for the genre.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The pound enjoyed one of its best performances in weeks yesterday, jumping 1.3 per cent against the dollar.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This could be a drawback if his performance fails to live up to expectations.The Sun (2010)
The notices are quite a performance to produce.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There have been some other great performances.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The effect of noise on task performance is variable.Coping with Stress at Work (1988)
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'performance' in Other Languages
British English: performance /pəˈfɔːməns/ NOUN
A performance involves entertaining an audience by singing, dancing, or acting.
...a performance of Bizet's Carmen.
- American English: performance
- Arabic: أدَاءٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: espetáculo
- Chinese: 表演
- Croatian: izvedba
- Czech: představení kulturní
- Danish: optræden
- Dutch: voorstelling
- European Spanish: actuación acción
- Finnish: suoritus
- French: performance
- German: Durchführung
- Greek: εκπλήρωση
- Italian: prestazione
- Japanese: 実行
- Korean: 수행
- Norwegian: gjennomføring
- Polish: wyniki
- European Portuguese: desempenho
- Romanian: spectacol
- Russian: представление эстрадное
- Spanish: actuación
- Swedish: uppträdande
- Thai: การแสดง
- Turkish: performans
- Ukrainian: виступ
- Vietnamese: tiết mục biểu diễn
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Translation of performance from the Collins English to French Dictionary