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French translation of 'radio'

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[ˈreɪdiəʊ ]
radio f
I always listen to the news on the radio. J’écoute toujours les informations à la radio.
The police officer raised the alarm on his radio. L’officier de police a donné l’alerte sur sa radio.
to be on the radio [person] passer à la radio
He’s been on the radio a lot recently. Il est souvent passé à la radio ces derniers temps.
[programme] passer à la radio
local radio les radios locales
The last year has been difficult for local radio. L’année passée a été difficile pour les radios locales.
by radio par radio
intransitive verb
to radio to sb joindre qn par radio
to radio for sth demander qch par radio
to radio for help demander de l’aide par radio
transitive verb
[information] transmettre par radio
[one’s position] signaler par radio
to radio that ...
The pilot radioed that a fire had broken out. Le pilote signala par radio qu’un incendie avait éclaté.
2.  [person] appeler par radio
[aerial, controls, signal, transmitter] radio inv
[communication, contact] radio inv
[audience] radio inv
[message, bulletin] radio inv
[news, producer] radiophonique
[DJ, personality] de la radio
[drama, documentary, show] radiophonique
radio listeners auditeurs mpl
radio announcer présentateur/trice m/f
radio broadcast émission f de radio
see also radio ham

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Example Sentences Including 'radio'

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The sector that has suffered the most has been local commercial radio.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Better spectral efficiency, or radio spectrum use, means more users and services can be supported simultaneously.
Computing (2010)
But during the crises, local radio proved invaluable in three key respects.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But society has crept into jails via phones, TV and radio.
The Sun (2016)
It is going out again on commercial radio.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Maybe the radio will last longer than the play, though film lasts longest.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The interview tape sounds like a radio presenter filling for time.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The most famous radio broadcast of all time can be heard again tonight.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Their aircraft went down while out of radio contact in a remote marsh.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This was the birth of interactive TV and radio programmes.
The Sun (2016)
When you listen on the radio, on the other hand, you are listening with others.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Not all sounds used in radio dramas are produced in this way.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They work to the constant soundtrack of the police radio.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We listen in on the radio as the officer asks one of two youths for identification.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
All for want of a two-way radio.
The Sun (2008)
During the match he received two radio calls.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He got lost and used his radio to call for help just before midnight.
The Sun (2011)
He recently swallowed four radio batteries to protest against his constant monitoring and prove it did not work.
The Sun (2010)
It felt good to be back doing TV and radio reports but it was draining.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Teachers are also being equipped with two-way radios and whistles.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The news of the escape and the threat were picked up on the pilot 's radio.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The service will include daily radio news bulletins and digital news in Korean.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
WHERE else would you broadcast a radio show when a heatwave is burning across Britain?
The Sun (2013)
And if instead we receive a radio signal from intelligent life - and such a broadcast might arrive any day - imagine the chaos.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Which is annoying when you just want to listen to the radio and go home.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Why no faint radio messages from our distant neighbours in space?
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He spoke into a two-way radio.
Marsden, Philip The Crossing-Place (1993)

Trends of 'radio'

Very Common. radio is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'radio' in Other Languages

British English: radio /ˈreɪdɪəʊ/ NOUN
Radio is the broadcasting of programmes for the public to listen to.
He started his career working for local radio.
  • American English: radio
  • Arabic: راديو
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rádio
  • Chinese: 无线电
  • Croatian: radio
  • Czech: rádio
  • Danish: radio
  • Dutch: radio
  • European Spanish: radio
  • Finnish: radio
  • French: radio à écouter
  • German: Radio
  • Greek: ραδιόφωνο
  • Italian: radio
  • Japanese: ラジオ
  • Korean: 라디오
  • Norwegian: radio
  • Polish: radio
  • European Portuguese: rádio
  • Romanian: radiodifuziune
  • Russian: радио
  • Latin American Spanish: radio
  • Swedish: radio
  • Thai: วิทยุ
  • Turkish: radyo
  • Ukrainian: радіо
  • Vietnamese: máy phát thanh


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