French translation of 'poor'
[area, country] pauvre
a poor family une famille pauvre
to be poor in sth (= lacking) [resources, vitamins] être pauvre en qch
3. [person] (= unfortunate) pauvre
Poor David, he’s very unlucky! Pauvre David, il n’a vraiment pas de chance !
poor old ... pauvre ...
4. (= bad)
a poor mark une note médiocre
a poor cook un(e) piètre cuisinier/ère
poor wages and working conditions des salaires bas et des conditions de travail médiocres
to be poor at doing sth [person] ne pas être doué(e) pour faire qch
Hospitals are poor at collecting information. Les hôpitaux ne savent pas collecter l’information comme il se doit.
They are very poor at keeping their customers informed of delays. Ils n’informent que très rarement leurs clients des retards.
5. [attendance, turnout]
Attendance at the meetings has been very poor. Très peu de gens ont assisté aux réunions.
There was a poor turnout at the election. Il y a eu un fort taux d’abstention aux élections. ⧫ Peu d’électeurs se sont déplacés.
the poor les pauvres mpl
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Example Sentences Including 'poor'
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But the potential return offered is sometimes so poor there is little point in using them.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Only the deserving poor were allowed to beg.Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)
The idea was that a poor country could not absorb so many immigrants.The Tribes Triumphant (2006)
He wanted to make people feel poor.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Many people from poorer backgrounds may be deterred from going to university under the new proposals.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Pity the poor orchestra having to play second fiddle to that load of rubbish.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The range of possibilities included too much swearing and poor quality of the recording.The Sun (2010)
You have to feel for the poor innocent people who have had to live through it all.The Sun (2011)
Many people in poorer areas do not venture out at night.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Perhaps you were merely taking pity on a poor dull dog arrived from the ends of the earth!Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And he will say that new schools must be targeted at the poorest areas.The Sun (2011)
But education chiefs insist it will help 10,000 schools in the poorest areas.The Sun (2017)
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.The Sun (2012)
It will lead to huge financial overspend and poor training.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Many more are too poor to afford tests.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Pets like this poor little thing.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She added:'We are poor and cannot afford expensive treatment.The Sun (2017)
The deserving poor do not like the undeserving poor.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The link between financial difficulty and poor mental health is well established, according to the debt charity StepChange.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The performances in the World Cup were poor.The Sun (2007)
The poorest people should be with credit unions.The Sun (2013)
The visible effects can also include obesity and poor skin quality.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They seem to think this is something that only happens in poor areas.The Sun (2014)
This meant that poor people subsidised banking for rich people who were less likely to incur charges.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You can see why today's parents feel so poor.The Sun (2016)
For some Hollywood celebrities, a good cause in a poor country is practically part of the job description.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
How can it be right that people too poor to afford legal representation are denied it?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
If the triple lock were dropped, it would be the poor taking the financial burden.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Thanks to low wages and high rents, young people are relatively poor in real terms.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He shall deliver the poor and needy.Christianity Today (2000)
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'poor' in Other Languages
British English: poor /pʊə; pɔː/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is poor has very little money and few possessions.
The reason our schools cannot afford better teachers is because people here are poor.
- American English: poor
- Arabic: فَقِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: pobre
- Chinese: 贫穷的
- Croatian: siromašan
- Czech: chudý
- Danish: fattig
- Dutch: arm
- European Spanish: pobre
- Finnish: köyhä
- French: pauvre
- German: arm
- Greek: φτωχός
- Italian: povero
- Japanese: 貧しい
- Korean: 가난한
- Norwegian: fattig
- Polish: biedny
- European Portuguese: pobre
- Romanian: sărac
- Russian: бедный
- Spanish: pobre
- Swedish: fattig
- Thai: ยากจน
- Turkish: yoksul
- Ukrainian: бідний
- Vietnamese: nghèo
Translation of poor from the Collins English to French Dictionary