French translation of 'self-defence'
She killed him in self-defence. Elle l’a tué en légitime défense.
[class, training] d’autodéfense
[expert, trainer] en autodéfense
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Example Sentences Including 'self-defence'
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It was a self-defence mechanism, getting the bullies to laugh rather than having to fight them.CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)
She insisted on some self-defence classes where I learnt how to grapple properly.The Sun (2012)
Some prison consultants teach self-defence.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
I might have to have some self-defence classes.The Sun (2012)
In such a situation the law on self-defence works much better than most people think, but not as well as it could or should.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's your self-defence mechanism kicking in.The Sun (2014)
Record numbers across Germany are signing up for self-defence classes.The Sun (2016)
The case has become as much about gun and self-defence laws as about race.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The noble art of self-defence in all its aesthetic glory will always draw polite applause from appreciative audiences.The Sun (2006)
There is no warrant in international law or self-defence to allow him to persist.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Rarely. self-defence is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'self-defence' in Other Languages
British English: self-defence /ˈsɛlfˌdɪˈfɛns/ NOUN
Self-defence is the use of force to protect yourself against someone who is attacking you.
He acted in self-defence.
- American English: self-defense
- Arabic: دِفَاعٌ عَنِ النَّفْس
- Brazilian Portuguese: autodefesa
- Chinese: 自卫
- Croatian: samoobrana
- Czech: sebeobrana
- Danish: selvforsvar
- Dutch: zelfverdediging
- European Spanish: defensa propia
- Finnish: itsepuolustus
- French: autodéfense
- German: Selbstverteidigung
- Greek: αυτοάμυνα
- Italian: autodifesa
- Japanese: 自衛
- Korean: 정당방위
- Norwegian: selvforsvar
- Polish: samoobrona
- European Portuguese: autodefesa
- Romanian: autoapărare
- Russian: самозащита
- Spanish: defensa propia
- Swedish: självförsvar
- Thai: การป้องกันตัวเอง
- Turkish: meşru müdafaa
- Ukrainian: самозахист
- Vietnamese: sự tự vệ
Translation of self-defence from the Collins English to French Dictionary