French translation of 'reply'
1. (= spoken or written answer) réponse f
I called out but there was no reply. J’ai appelé mais il n’y a pas eu de réponse.
there’s no reply (on telephone) ça ne répond pas
a reply to sth une réponse à qch
I haven’t had a reply to my request for information. Je n’ai pas eu de réponse à ma demande d’information.
in reply to sth en réponse à qch
I am writing in reply to your recent letter. Je vous écris en réponse à votre dernière lettre.
2. (= response) réponse f
in reply en réponse
1. (= give answer) répondre
I wrote to her, but she didn’t reply. Je lui ai écrit mais elle n’a pas répondu.
to reply to sb/sth répondre à qn/qch
2. (= react) répondre
to reply with sth répondre avec qch
The police replied with tear gas. La police a répondu avec des gaz lacrymogènes.
“Thanks,” she replied. « Merci » répondit-elle.
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Example Sentences Including 'reply'
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After two months it finally replied, saying its warranty was regional rather than international, regardless of where a product was bought.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
His reply was something like this.Training with N.L.P. (1994)
My son complained but received no reply.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
In her reply, she says quietly that she will not trouble him further with her grief.Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)
So: no reply to question = sender offended.Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)
He asks for aces and receives the good reply of two (just one missing ace).Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I am unsure of her exact reply but something similar to'last week '.The Sun (2016)
If you send a text, wait for a reply before sending another.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
One replies, 'That is funny!Times, Sunday Times (2009)
She received no reply to her letter.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Some asked questions: each received a reply.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The doctors have seemingly stopped replying to her letters.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Write me a letter or email me for a guaranteed detailed personal reply.The Sun (2009)
Write or email me for a guaranteed detailed personal reply.The Sun (2009)
Elizabeth was pleased; though when she asked herself the reason, she had very little to say in reply.Pride and Prejudice (1813)
And it has now delivered nine goals without reply in the three games since the Italian changed his set-up.The Sun (2016)
And what did he say in reply?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Back comes the reply'What about China?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I then sent a text and he replied by saying he couldn't comment on confidential medical records.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The Seagulls had scored 10 goals without reply from three previous league and cup home games this term.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
For a guaranteed, detailed reply, write to me or email me.The Sun (2008)
He did not receive a reply.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has yet to receive a reply and meanwhile the building nears completion.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He was asked a question and replied.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She was shocked when he replied to say her online profile picture was'turning me on'.The Sun (2016)
Sift through the replies you receive.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
That way a personal reply is guaranteed.The Sun (2013)
The question came down to the interpretation of the defendant 's final reply e-mail.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
When I turned my head to ask something, they replied with a knee in the ribs.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Write a generous letter of reply, with interesting memories of mother-in-law.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
When the pastor asked him what should be done about the situation the defendant replied that he would need to "get saved.Christianity Today (2000)
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'reply' in Other Languages
British English: reply /rɪˈplaɪ/ NOUN
A reply is something that you say or write when you answer someone or answer a letter or advertisement.
I called out his name, but there was no reply.
- American English: reply
- Arabic: إجابَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: resposta
- Chinese: 答复
- Croatian: odgovor
- Czech: odpověď na dopis
- Danish: svar
- Dutch: antwoord
- European Spanish: contestación
- Finnish: vastaus
- French: réponse
- German: Antwort
- Greek: απάντηση
- Italian: risposta
- Japanese: 返事
- Korean: 대답
- Norwegian: svar
- Polish: odpowiedź
- European Portuguese: resposta
- Romanian: răspuns
- Russian: ответ
- Spanish: contestación
- Swedish: svar
- Thai: คำตอบ
- Turkish: yanıt
- Ukrainian: відповідь
- Vietnamese: câu trả lời
British English: reply /rɪˈplaɪ/ VERB
When you reply to something that someone has said or written to you, you say or write an answer to them.
He replied that this was impossible.
He never replied to my letters.
- American English: reply
- Arabic: يُجيبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: responder
- Chinese: 答复
- Croatian: odgovoriti
- Czech: odpovědět
- Danish: svare
- Dutch: antwoorden
- European Spanish: contestar
- Finnish: vastata
- French: répondre
- German: antworten
- Greek: απαντώ
- Italian: rispondere
- Japanese: 返事をする
- Korean: 대답하다
- Norwegian: svare
- Polish: odpowiedzieć
- European Portuguese: responder
- Romanian: a răspunde
- Russian: отвечать
- Spanish: contestar
- Swedish: svara
- Thai: ให้คำตอบ
- Turkish: yanıtlamak
- Ukrainian: відповідати
- Vietnamese: đáp lại
Translation of reply from the Collins English to French Dictionary