French translation of 'question'
1. (= query) question f
to ask a question poser une question
Can I ask a question? Est-ce que je peux poser une question ?
to ask sb a question poser une question à qn
to put a question to sb poser une question à qn
the question is ... la question est de savoir ...
good question bonne question
to pop the question
She was wondering when he would pop the question. Elle se demandait quand il allait la demander en mariage.
2. (= doubt) doute m
There was no question about the diagnosis. Le diagnostic ne faisait aucun doute. ⧫ Il n’y avait aucun doute quant au diagnostic.
there’s some question as to who ... on ne sait pas avec certitude qui ...
There’s some question as to whether he will sign this resolution. On ne sait pas avec certitude s’il va signer la résolution.
to bring sth into question, to call sth into question remettre qch en question
to be in question être en question
to be open to question (= a matter for discussion) être discutable
Managers’ motives are always going to be open to question. Les motivations de la direction seront toujours discutables.
to be beyond question (= unquestionable) ne pas faire l’ombre d’un doute
without question (= undoubtedly) sans conteste
He was our greatest storyteller, without question. Il était sans conteste notre plus grand conteur.(= unquestioningly) sans poser de questions
They carried out orders without question. Ils ont exécuté les ordres sans poser de questions.
3. (= matter, subject) question f
That’s a difficult question. C’est une question difficile.
it’s a question of doing il s’agit de faire
there’s some question of doing il est question de faire
there’s no question of that cela est hors de question
There’s no question of a compromise. Un compromis est hors de question.
there’s no question of his doing it il est hors de question qu’il le fasse
There’s no question of them agreeing. Il est hors de question qu’ils se mettent d’accord.
to be out of the question être hors de question
It’s out of the question. C’est hors de question.
the person in question la personne en question
the night in question la nuit en question
4. (in exam paper) question f
1. (= interrogate) [person] interroger
He was questioned by the police. Il a été interrogé par la police.
2. (= dispute) [plan, idea, motives, decision, beliefs] mettre en question ⧫ mettre en doute
to question whether ... (= call into question) contester le fait que ...
He questioned whether anybody could run a marathon in less than 2 hours. Il a contesté le fait qu’on puisse courir le marathon en moins de 2 heures.
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Example Sentences Including 'question'
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Going back to his early years, friends questioned why he had joined a dying industry.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is encouraging anyone with questions about its operations to attend.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The answer to this question is not so simple.Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)
She should have asked those questions about the initial police operation.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The attack raised serious questions about who should decide where it is safe to fly.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This can take some time, which is doubtless the point of the question.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You will also be asked a love question that surprises as much as it thrills you.The Sun (2016)
That is a question for next year.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There have always been questions over his ability to deliver on highest stage.The Sun (2012)
We have to ask ourselves some questions.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
You cannot question the ability of the manager.The Sun (2016)
The first question your doctor will ask is where does it hurt.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
This is not the sort of question that doctors are used to asking.PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)
Asked the question 'Do the benefits of electronic patient records outweigh the risks?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He deflected the question and pointed to the soldiers once again.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Last night her parents were understood to be facing questioning by police.The Sun (2010)
Last night three men and a woman who were arrested were being questioned by police.The Sun (2015)
Officers confirmed that anyone in contact with the star hours before his death would have been questioned as a matter of routine.The Sun (2016)
So why should we shield him from answering their questions or facing their justice?The Sun (2012)
That family connection calls into question her ability to be impartial.The Sun (2014)
The film raises questions about the number of assailants.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The only point at question is what was there originally.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Too many scans and blood tests are carried out automatically rather than to answer a specific question.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We will continue to ask ministers the questions our audience want answered.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
When questioned by police he said that he was lost and could not remember what had happened.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This existential question matters to million of people caught in the inheritance tax trap.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She questioned her ability to serve on the board.Christianity Today (2000)
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'question' in Other Languages
British English: question /ˈkwɛstʃən/ NOUN
A question is something which you say or write in order to ask about a particular matter.
He refused to answer further questions.
- American English: question
- Arabic: سُؤَال
- Brazilian Portuguese: questão
- Chinese: 问题
- Croatian: pitanje
- Czech: otázka
- Danish: spørgsmål
- Dutch: vraag om antwoord te krijgen
- European Spanish: pregunta
- Finnish: kysymys
- French: question interrogation
- German: Frage
- Greek: ερώτηση
- Italian: domanda
- Japanese: 質問
- Korean: 질문
- Norwegian: spørsmål
- Polish: pytanie
- European Portuguese: questão
- Romanian: întrebare
- Russian: вопрос
- Spanish: pregunta
- Swedish: fråga
- Thai: คำถาม
- Turkish: soru
- Ukrainian: питання
- Vietnamese: câu hỏi
British English: question /ˈkwɛstʃən/ VERB
If you question someone, you ask them questions about something.
I questioned him on his adventures.
- American English: question
- Arabic: يَسْتَجْوِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: questionar
- Chinese: 询问
- Croatian: ispitivati
- Czech: vyslýchat
- Danish: sætte spørgsmålstegn ved
- Dutch: ondervragen
- European Spanish: preguntar
- Finnish: asettaa kyseenalaiseksi
- French: questionner
- German: befragen
- Greek: αμφιβάλλω
- Italian: interrogare
- Japanese: 質問する
- Korean: 질문하다
- Norwegian: spørre
- Polish: zadać pytania
- European Portuguese: questionar
- Romanian: a întreba
- Russian: задавать вопрос
- Spanish: preguntar
- Swedish: ifrågasätta
- Thai: ไต่ถาม
- Turkish: sormak
- Ukrainian: запитувати
- Vietnamese: hỏi
Translation of question from the Collins English to French Dictionary