French translation of waiting
attente f"no waiting" (British)
Example Sentences Including 'waiting'
A woman with an open white coat appeared in the waiting room.THE EXECUTION (2002)
He pointed to a parchment scroll waiting on the small, slanted desk, a tonsured scribe holding out an inked quill expectantly.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Sir Andony emerged from the hall to speak to the knights waiting outside.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Trends of 'waiting'
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- (= waiting period)
⇒ There was a long wait.
Il y avait une longue attente.
⇒ We had a 30-minute wait for the bus.
Nous avons attendu le bus pendant 30 minutes.
to lie in wait for sb
attendreto wait until
attendre que (+subjunc)
⇒ Wait until everyone has finished.
Attendez que tout le monde ait fini.
⇒ You'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Vous allez devoir attendre demain.to wait for sb
⇒ I'll wait for you.
⇒ Wait for me!
Attends-moi!to wait for sth
attendre qchto keep sb waiting
faire attendre qn
⇒ They kept us waiting for hours.
Ils nous ont fait attendre pendant des heures.
⇒ Sorry to keep you waiting.
Désolé de vous avoir fait attendre.to wait to do sth
attendre de faire qch
⇒ I waited to see how she responded.
J'attendais de voir comment elle réagissait."repairs while you wait"
- (= be ready, be there)
to be waiting for sb
⇒ There was a letter waiting for me.
Une lettre m'attendait.
can't wait (expressing eagerness)
⇒ I can't wait!
J'ai hâte de voir ça!
⇒ I can't wait to see him again.
J'ai hâte de le revoir.
⇒ We can't wait to get started.
Nous avons hâte de commencer.
⇒ I can't wait for the holidays.
J'ai hâte d'être en vacances.
⇒ I can hardly wait to tell her!
J'ai trop hâte de lui dire!
- (asking sb to stop, to explain sth)
⇒ Wait, you can't go in there!
Attendez un peu, vous ne pouvez pas entrer là!
⇒ Wait a minute!
Attendez une minute!wait for it!
it can wait
cela peut attendre
wait and see (= be patient)
attendons de voir
what are you waiting for? (= hurry up)
qu'est-ce que vous attendez?
Example Sentences Including 'wait'
Almodavar ordered no fires to betray their presence so she settled down for a long cold wait until Damin and Tarja returned.TREASON KEEP (2001)
I asked how long we would have to wait , she said she didn't know.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Or perhaps I will have to wait till Sam himself interprets it for me.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Translation of waiting from the Collins English to French Dictionary