French translation of 'reading'
1. [of books] lecture f
Reading is one of my hobbies. La lecture est l’un de mes passe-temps.
to make interesting reading être intéressant(e) à lire
to make depressing reading être déprimant(e) à lire
to make dull reading être ennuyeux/euse à lire
2. (= performance) lecture m
a poetry reading une lecture de poésie
3. (= understanding) lecture f
my reading of the situation is that ... ma lecture de la situation est que ...
4. (on instrument) lecture f
5. (in church) lecture f
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Example Sentences Including 'reading'
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He did not do poetry readings.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
Reading has always sent me to sleep.The Times Literary Supplement (2008)
These are vividly written and often make difficult reading.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
No doubt she will like it better on a second reading.CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)
The supplier was basing your bills on metric readings.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Is there a publication that gives comparative noise readings from inside new cars?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
No one talked about dyslexia, no one talked about reading difficulties.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Readings are for guidance only and you must be 18 or over.The Sun (2011)
She impressed him at rehearsals by offering three different readings of one of her lines.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The result is a collection of dark and slightly disturbing stories that make for compulsive reading.The Sun (2016)
This makes uncomfortable reading when we recall the big freeze of six years ago.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This morning the headlines will make a lot more comfortable reading.The Sun (2012)
Your bills and meter readings are managed via the internet and the cost can go up and down.The Sun (2012)
The next entry will make less comfortable reading.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And my reading and writing was delayed because of my profound deafness.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You spend most of the time looking at a screen and reading books.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This gives the lower reading when blood pressure is taken.The Medicine Chest - your family&apos;s guide to prescription drugs (1988)
Half are doing as well at reading, writing and arithmetic as white British pupils at primary school.The Sun (2016)
I am sick to the back teeth of reading about people of this ilk.The Sun (2016)
I called and continued to give meter readings and pay by direct debit to avoid sinking into debt.The Sun (2016)
Peers gave the bill a second reading and it will now be considered by a committee of the whole House.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Reading has always been a huge part of my life.The Sun (2017)
Reading has always calmed me.The Sun (2017)
Readings are for guidance only.The Sun (2006)
The long-range airliners have suffered at least three dozen similar failures involving faulty speed readings, it has emerged over the past month.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The new gadget has a foam tip which collects a tiny amount of fluid from the corner of the eye and gives a reading in seconds.The Sun (2016)
They chose it as one of their readings.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They fit a magnetic reading device and video camera to a cashpoint.The Sun (2006)
Where there has been a decline it is not because people have stopped reading.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Stop the person reading if you spot any unnecessary qualifiers.50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)
This is a great passage on the reading and exposition of the Scriptures.Christianity Today (2000)
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'reading' in Other Languages
British English: reading /ˈriːdɪŋ/ NOUN
Reading is the activity of reading books.
I have always loved reading.
- American English: reading
- Arabic: قِرَاءَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: leitura
- Chinese: 阅读
- Croatian: čitanje
- Czech: čtení
- Danish: læsning
- Dutch: lezen
- European Spanish: lectura
- Finnish: lukeminen
- French: lecture
- German: Lesen
- Greek: ανάγνωση
- Italian: lettura
- Japanese: 読書
- Korean: 독서
- Norwegian: avlesing
- Polish: czytanie
- European Portuguese: leitura
- Romanian: lectură
- Russian: чтение
- Spanish: lectura
- Swedish: läsning
- Thai: การอ่าน
- Turkish: okuma
- Ukrainian: читання
- Vietnamese: sự đọc
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