French translation of 'under'
1. (= beneath) sous
The cat’s under the table. Le chat est sous la table.
The tunnel goes under the Channel. Le tunnel passe sous la Manche.
He’d been held under water and drowned. On l’a maintenu sous l’eau et noyé.
under there là-dessous
What’s under there? Qu’est-ce qu’il y a là-dessous ?
from under sth de sous qch
The children crawled out from under the table. Les enfants sortirent en rampant de sous la table.
2. (= less than) moins de
He finished in under 2 hours. Il a fini en moins de 2 heures.
There were under 20 people. Il y avait moins de vingt personnes.
Expenditure was just under 15 million pounds. Les dépenses étaient juste sous la barre des 15 millions de livres. ⧫ Les dépenses étaient très légèrement inférieures à 15 millions de livres.
3. (= younger than) moins de
He’s still under 18. Il a encore moins de 18 ans.
children under 10 les enfants de moins de dix ans
4. (= according to) selon ⧫ en vertu de
Equal pay for men and women is guaranteed under English law. L’égalité des salaires entre hommes et femmes est garantie en vertu des lois britanniques.
5. (in a particular state or condition)
under anaesthetic sous anesthésie
under discussion en discussion
under repair en réparation
under the circumstances étant donné les circonstances
6. (= controlled, governed, managed by)
to work under sb travailler sous les ordres de qn
to study under sb étudier avec qn
China under Chairman Mao La Chine sous le président Mao
7. (using a particular name) sous
The patient was registered under a false name. Le patient était inscrit sous un faux nom.
under the name of sous le nom de
Some of her books were published under the name Amanda Fairchild. Certains de ses livres ont été publiés sous le nom d’Amanda Fairchild.
8. (found in particular section of book, list, system) sous
It’s filed under C. C’est répertorié sous C.
1. (= beneath) dessous
We lifted the wire and crawled under. Nous avons soulevé le fil de fer et rampé dessous.
Somebody pushed him under. Quelqu’un l’a poussé dessous.
2. (= less) moins
gifts for £5 and under des cadeaux pour 5 livres et moins
3. (= younger) moins
children aged 12 and under les enfants âgés de 12 et moins ⧫ les enfants âgés de 12 ou moins
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Example Sentences Including 'under'
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Outside is the yard where I watched slugs arching their backs under their punishment of salt.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
The guarantor also comes under close scrutiny.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Work is under way to base a team permanently in the city.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But under the surface of the city streets lies a sadder story.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
High lining takes a glitter liner and lines under the natural arch of the brow.The Sun (2016)
They're all under 35 and come from six different countries.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Unless another rich benefactor was found the club would go under.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Will he keep their secret under wraps?The Sun (2016)
You stay calm under pressure and find winning answers.The Sun (2011)
He is under pressure for Nigeria to make an impact.The Sun (2013)
I am pleased we have a young squad and we coped under some pressure.The Sun (2015)
The players are getting better and better under pressure.The Sun (2017)
There was such pain under the surface.Notorious: The Maddest and Baddest Sportsmen on the Planet (2006)
They had chances, which they are going to have when you are under pressure.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
A lot of men would have gone under.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Efforts are under way to find an alternative country or a safe enough place in Iraq for the interviews to take place.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has also come under fire from the Catholic Church.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
One in five of those companies do indeed go under or require financial reconstruction.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The facilities will reopen next week after months of disruption while the work was under way.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The rifts would still be under the surface.The Sun (2013)
The trio escaped from the army training village under cover of darkness.The Sun (2011)
This rather romantic background was kept virtually under wraps in my childhood.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We conceded some sloppy tries and find ourselves under pressure.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Work was under way to add floors to the two-storey building when it came down.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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