French translation of 'sort'
1. (= kind) sorte f
There are so many different sorts of mushrooms. Il y a de si nombreuses sortes de champignons.
What sort do you want? Quelle sorte voulez-vous ? ⧫ ≈ Quel genre voulez-vous ?
What sort of bike have you got? Quelle sorte de vélo as-tu ?
all sorts of toutes sortes de
all sorts of reasons toutes sortes de raisons
nothing of the sort
I’ll do nothing of the sort! Je ne ferai rien de tel !
to make a living of sorts vivoter tant bien que mal
2. (= make) [of coffee, car] marque f
What sort of car has he got? Quelle marque de voiture a-t-il ?
3. (describing a person’s character)
He seemed to be just the right sort for the job. Il semblait convenir parfaitement au poste.
She was a very vigorous sort of person. C’était une personne très vigoureuse.
4. (informal) (in vague descriptions)
a sort of un genre de
It’s a sort of blue-green. C’est un genre de bleu-vert.
She sort of pushed it. Elle l’a comme qui dirait poussé.
It’s sort of awkward. C’est plutôt gênant.
to be out of sorts ne pas être dans son assiette
1. (= classify) trier
The rubbish is sorted into plastics, paper and glass. Les ordures sont triées selon leur nature : plastique, papier ou verre.; (= separate) répartir
The students are sorted into three ability groups. Les étudiants sont répartis en trois groupes de compétences.
2. [letters, mail] trier
3. (Computing) trier
4. (informal) [problems] résoudre ⧫ régler
to get sth sorted régler qch
Phrasal verbssort out, sort through
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Example Sentences Including 'sort'
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As the tide turns, they remove the bags they want to grade and bring them ashore to sort them according to size.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It would also help members to sort out particular labour relations problems or disputes.Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)
But first ask your neighbour in a friendly way to sort this out.The Sun (2016)
He has the right sort of mischievous wit.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
So how do companies go about stealing this sort of information?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Sort the names according to their meanings.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We talked about all sorts of things.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
What sort of jobs do they have?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
What sort of person does that make you?The Sun (2011)
You can buy a serious amount of car for that sort of wedge.The Sun (2014)
This game sits up as just his sort of contest.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We want to be in this sort of game all the time.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
What sort of character do you appear to be?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Perhaps his wife knew about some sort of problem.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Tell him expert help is available to sort out any problems he may have.The Sun (2007)
They go round and sort it out for themselves.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
To nuclear experts it had become increasingly obvious that something of the sort had happened.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We are a different sort of society.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We sent our people to sort it out.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
None of the treatments available offered any sort of cure.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They all do so wearing the right sort of clothes.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We get dealt all sorts of blows from the left and the right.Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'sort'
Extremely Common. sort is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'sort' in Other Languages
British English: sort /sɔːt/ NOUN
A particular sort of something is one of its different kinds or types.
What sort of school did you go to?
- American English: sort
- Arabic: نَوْع
- Brazilian Portuguese: espécie
- Chinese: 种类
- Croatian: vrsta
- Czech: druh typ
- Danish: slags
- Dutch: soort type
- European Spanish: clase
- Finnish: laji
- French: sorte
- German: Sorte
- Greek: είδος
- Italian: tipo
- Japanese: 種類
- Korean: 종류
- Norwegian: sort
- Polish: rodzaj
- European Portuguese: espécie
- Romanian: fel
- Russian: сорт
- Spanish: clase categoría
- Swedish: sort
- Thai: ชนิด
- Turkish: çeşit
- Ukrainian: вид
- Vietnamese: loại dạng
Translation of sort from the Collins English to French Dictionary