French translation of 'slow'
[movement, progress] lent(e)
He’s a slow driver. Il conduit lentement.
at a slow speed à petite vitesse
“slow” (road sign) « ralentir »
2. (in learning, understanding) lent(e)
He’s a bit slow. Il est un peu lent.
to be slow to do sth être lent(e) à faire qch
The government has been slow to act. Le gouvernement a été lent à agir.
Don’t worry if your child is slow to learn to walk. Ne vous inquiétez pas si votre enfant met longtemps à apprendre à marcher.
to be slow retarder
My watch is 20 minutes slow. Ma montre retarde de 20 minutes.
to be slow [business, trade] marcher au ralenti
Business is slow. Les affaires marchent au ralenti.
Drive slower! Conduisez plus lentement !
to go slow [driver] rouler lentement; [workers] faire la grève perlée
to slow one’s speed [driver] ralentir
(= get slower) se ralentir
Phrasal verbsslow down
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Example Sentences Including 'slow'
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Some days the drilling slowed to as little as eight feet a day.THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
That means fewer and tougher loans, which will in turn slow down economic activity.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The good news is that there is slow progress.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And a slow movement that seemed composed of one long line of breath.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Hague brought to his job the understanding that diplomacy is slow and often boring but absolutely necessary.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It was like watching a car crash in slow motion and not saying anything.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The ground is soft and the lawn growth is slowing considerably.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
This could be an issue of fast thinking versus slow thinking.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We have been witnessing the slow death of a people.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Without these controversies progress would have been much slower.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You need to perform each move in a slow and controlled manner.The Sun (2009)
England can expect to be up against at least four slow bowlers at some point in the series.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Organisers hope the move will slow down the field as it charges to the first fence.The Sun (2012)
Penalties for slow play will be doubled.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The captain emphasised that a slow pitch made batting awkward for all those new to the crease.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
When it happened it was slow motion.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Then finish the walk at a slower pace.Living with Angina (1991)
Herefordshire had the slowest advertised download speeds.The Sun (2013)
The driver has been hailed a hero for his efforts to slow the train.The Sun (2007)
They warn that the new speed restrictions will slow journey times and worsen congestion.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You learn to go a bit quicker here and a bit slower there.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Perhaps we are better off in the slow lane.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Winning freedom can be a long slow process.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Then slow your breathing and stay in position.Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)
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Translation of slow from the Collins English to French Dictionary