French translation of 'sure'
1. (= certain) sûr(e)
Are you sure? Tu es sûr ?
How could he be so sure? Comment pouvait-il en être si sûr ?
I’m sure of it j’en suis sûr
I’m not sure how ... je ne sais pas très bien comment ...
I’m not sure why ... je ne sais pas très bien pourquoi ...
I’m not sure when ... je ne sais pas très bien quand ...
to make sure (that) ... s’assurer que ...
I’m going to make sure the door’s locked. Je vais m’assurer que la porte est fermée à clé.
to make sure of sth [facts, victory, success] s’assurer de qch
one thing’s for sure ... une chose est sûre ...
I don’t know for sure je n’en suis pas sûr
2. (= reliable) [way, method, remedy] sûr(e)
a sure sign of sth un signe indubitable de qch
to be a sure sign of sth être un signe indubitable de qch ⧫ signaler à coup sûr qch
Wood dust beneath a piece of furniture is a sure sign of woodworm. De la poussière de bois sous un meuble est un signe indubitable de la présence de vers. ⧫ De la poussière de bois sous un meuble signale à coup sûr la présence de vers.
sure thing! (mainly US) c’est sûr !
3. (= bound)
to be sure to do sth être sûr(e) de faire qch
4. (= steady) [aim, touch, footing] sûr(e)
5. (= confident) sûr(e)
to be sure of sth
They’re sure of success. Ils sont sûrs du succès.
to be sure of o.s. être sûr(e) de soi
1. (informal) (= yes) bien sûr
“Can I go with you?” — “Sure.” « Je peux venir avec toi ? » — « Bien sûr. »
2. (informal) (for emphasis) (= certainly)
That sure is pretty. C’est drôlement joli.
It sure looks that way. Cela y ressemble drôlement.
sure enough effectivement
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Example Sentences Including 'sure'
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To be sure, certain dark dreams resemble scenes from his works.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
The stock price is sure to go up.Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)
Despite all the ink spilled on the subject, it is still impossible to say for sure.DOT.CON (2001)
Be sure to sign up now and enter for a chance to win this great prize.The Sun (2014)
Can we be sure that something of the sort will not happen again?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Just make sure you have a quiet room to retire to afterwards.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Make sure you are certain who you are dealing with.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sure enough, my son and the book disappeared upstairs.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The blue smoke is a sure sign the engine is burning some oil with the petrol.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We are sure you will find all of these a real treat.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You have it all today so be sure to use it.The Sun (2013)
Are you quite sure of your own discretion?Daniel Deronda (1876)
Or we are pretty sure we do.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Victory would be one sure way of racing appearing on front pages for the right reasons.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We have just made sure we have done things consistently.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
When he comes here he is going to get abuse for sure.The Sun (2014)
And he will make sure it delivers by overseeing it himself.The Sun (2011)
One prediction is sure to come true.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The judge added: 'I am sure you were doing good things with your drugs money.The Sun (2012)
The key to making it a success is making sure your house works as an office as well as a home.The Sun (2014)
We are not really sure if it is one step back at the moment.The Sun (2006)
As sure as night follows day.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This time she was sure it was the pills but she could not convince anyone else.Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)
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'sure' in Other Languages
British English: sure /ʃʊə; ʃɔː/ ADJECTIVE
If you are sure that something is true, you are certain that it is true. If you are not sure about something, you do not know for certain what the true situation is.
He was not sure that he was in the right job.
- American English: sure
- Arabic: مُتَأَكِد
- Brazilian Portuguese: certo
- Chinese: 确定的
- Croatian: siguran
- Czech: jistý
- Danish: sikker
- Dutch: zeker
- European Spanish: seguro convencido
- Finnish: varma
- French: sûr
- German: sicher
- Greek: βέβαιος
- Italian: sicuro
- Japanese: 確信して
- Korean: 확실한
- Norwegian: sikker
- Polish: pewny ufny
- European Portuguese: certo
- Romanian: sigur
- Russian: уверенный
- Spanish: seguro cierto, indubitable
- Swedish: säker bestämd
- Thai: แน่ใจ
- Turkish: emin
- Ukrainian: впевнений
- Vietnamese: chắc chắn
Translation of sure from the Collins English to French Dictionary