French translation of 'school'
1. (= place of education in general) école f
to go to school aller à l’école
at school à l’école
2. (= secondary school)
(up to 15) collège m
(after 15) lycée m
3. (= lessons) école f
I’ll see you after school. Je te verrai après l’école.
School starts at 9 a.m. L’école commence à 9 heures.
School starts in October. L’école commence en octobre.
4. (= pupils and staff) école f
5. (= privately-run establishment) (to learn specific subjects, skills) école f
a riding school une école d’équitation
a language school une école de langues
6. (= university faculty) faculté f
the university’s school of engineering la faculté d’ingénierie de l’université
7. (= college) école f
art school école d’art
8. (US) (= university) faculté f
9. [of painting, philosophy, poetry] école f
the Romantic school of philosophy and poetry l’école romantique de la philosophie et de la poésie
a school of thought une école de pensée
of the old school de la vieille école
10. [of fish] banc m
[curriculum, subject, timetable] scolaire
[attendance, rules, life] scolaire
[term, outing, photo, prize] scolaire
[dance, concert, disco, magazine, play] de l’école
[day, desk] d’école
[bell, gate, building, hall, canteen] de l’école
[band, choir, orchestra, team] de l’école
[pupil, student, captain, prefect, caretaker, governor] de l’école
[blazer, uniform, cap] de l’école
1. [animal] dresser
2. (= train) [person]
to be schooled in sth être rompu(e) à qch
He’s well schooled in survival. Il est bien rompu à l’art de la survie.
to be schooled to do sth être rompu(e) à faire qch
We are schooled to keep negative emotions inside. Nous sommes rompus à garder pour nous les émotions négatives. ⧫ On nous apprend à garder pour nous les émotions négatives.
3. (= send to school) [child] scolariser
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Example Sentences Including 'school'
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What he needed was the discipline of prep school.AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)
This is old school for drivers who like a challenge and want to tame a car.The Sun (2010)
Why miss senior year at high school and go to university so young?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Why stop at courses and wandering around galleries when you could buy an art school?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You can interact with the schools of fish in this virtual sea.The Sun (2012)
There are still many controversial issues that surround health education in the schools.An Introduction to Community Health (1995)
But one school put us on the waiting list.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
English was one of my favourite subjects at school.The Sun (2010)
Local council budgets are out of control and schools are in crisis.The Sun (2014)
Many schools have banned junk food completely as a result.The Sun (2008)
Plans to bring risk back into childhood by making it harder to sue schools and voluntary groups will also be outlined.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The suspect was detained by school staff on the premises before police and paramedics arrived.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This could not be more different from the attitudes of young people from independent schools.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Three small parcels were discovered in a cupboard at a city centre language school.The Sun (2008)
Shops are open and schools will be shortly.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The place to nurture those skills is in school.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
These are skills that schools and colleges too often fail to teach.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The common interest may be a sport or the same form at school.Working with Teenagers (1994)
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'school' in Other Languages
British English: school /skuːl/ NOUN
A school is a place where people go to learn.
Most of the pupils travel to school by bus.
Many new schools have been built.
- American English: school
- Arabic: مَدْرَسَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: escola
- Chinese: 学校
- Croatian: škola
- Czech: škola
- Danish: skole
- Dutch: school
- European Spanish: colegio infantil
- Finnish: koulu
- French: école
- German: Schule
- Greek: σχολείο
- Italian: scuola
- Japanese: 学校
- Korean: 학교
- Norwegian: skole
- Polish: szkoła
- European Portuguese: escola
- Romanian: școală
- Russian: школа
- Spanish: colegio
- Swedish: skola
- Thai: โรงเรียน
- Turkish: okul
- Ukrainian: школа
- Vietnamese: trường học
Translation of school from the Collins English to French Dictionary