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English translation of 'dans'

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dans

[dɑ̃ ]
preposition
1. 
(position) in
(à l’intérieur de) in
C’est dans le tiroir. It’s in the drawer.
C’est dans la boîte. It’s in the box.It’s inside the box.
C’est dans le salon. It’s in the lounge.
Il est dans sa chambre. He’s in his bedroom.
Je l’ai lu dans le journal. I read it in the newspaper.
marcher dans la ville to walk around the town
marcher dans la rue to walk along the street
2.  (direction) into
Elle a couru dans le salon. She ran into the lounge.
Il est entré dans mon bureau. He came into my office.
Remets-le dans son coffret. Put it back in its case.
3.  (provenance) out offrom
Je l’ai pris dans le tiroir. I took it out of the drawer.I took it from the drawer.
Je l’ai pris dans le salon. I took it out of the lounge.
boire dans un verre to drink out of a glassto drink from a glass
On a bu dans des verres en plastique. We drank out of plastic glasses.
4.  (parmi) among
Il est dans les meilleurs. He’s among the best.He’s one of the best.
5.  (temps) in
dans 2 mois in 2 monthsin 2 months’ time
6.  (approximation) about
Ça va chercher dans les 20 euros. It’s about 20 euros.

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Example Sentences Including 'dans'

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Il a déjà vendu 37 millions d'exemplaires de ses livres, publiés dans 140 pays et traduits dans 56 langues.
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J'ai trois répliques dans le premier acte, et deux dans le trois.
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Le feu a été fixé dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi vers 2h00.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Les actives d'aujourd'hui, en revanche, ne se contentent plus de mettre du beurre dans les épinards.
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'dans' in Other Languages

British English: in /ɪn/ PREPOSITION
denoting place In means not outside.
The juice is in the fridge.
  • American English: in
  • Arabic: فِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em
  • Chinese: 在...里
  • Croatian: u
  • Czech: v
  • Danish: i
  • Dutch: in
  • European Spanish: en
  • Finnish: NO TRANSLATION
  • French: dans
  • German: in
  • Greek: μέσα
  • Italian: in
  • Japanese: ・・・の中に
  • Korean: ...의 안에
  • Norwegian: i
  • Polish: w
  • European Portuguese: em
  • Romanian: în
  • Russian: в
  • Latin American Spanish: en
  • Swedish: i
  • Thai: ใน
  • Turkish: içinde
  • Ukrainian: в
  • Vietnamese: bên trong
British English: inside /ˈɪnˈsaɪd/ PREPOSITION
If something is inside another thing, it is in it.
There was a letter inside the envelope.
  • American English: inside
  • Arabic: داخِلْ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dentro
  • Chinese: 在...内部
  • Croatian: u
  • Czech: v
  • Danish: inden i
  • Dutch: in
  • European Spanish: dentro de
  • Finnish: sisällä
  • French: dans
  • German: innerhalb
  • Greek: εντός
  • Italian: all’interno
  • Japanese: ・・・の内側に
  • Korean: ...의 안쪽에
  • Norwegian: innen
  • Polish: wewnątrz
  • European Portuguese: dentro
  • Romanian: în
  • Russian: внутри
  • Latin American Spanish: dentro de
  • Swedish: inne
  • Thai: ข้างใน
  • Turkish: içeride
  • Ukrainian: в
  • Vietnamese: bên trong
British English: into /ˈɪntuː; ˈɪntə/ PREPOSITION
put If you put one thing into another thing, you put the first thing inside the second thing.
Put the apples into a dish.
  • American English: into
  • Arabic: قِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em um
  • Chinese: 进入
  • Croatian: u
  • Czech: do
  • Danish: ind i
  • Dutch: in
  • European Spanish: en
  • Finnish: NO TRANSLATION
  • French: dans
  • German: hinein
  • Greek: μέσα σε
  • Italian: in
  • Japanese: ・・・の中へ
  • Korean: ...안으로
  • Norwegian: inn i
  • Polish: do o przestrzeni
  • European Portuguese: no
  • Romanian: în
  • Russian: в
  • Latin American Spanish: en
  • Swedish: in i
  • Thai: เข้าไปข้างใน
  • Turkish: içeri
  • Ukrainian: в
  • Vietnamese: vào trong
British English: within /wɪˈðɪn/ PREPOSITION
If something is within a place, area, or object, it is inside it or surrounded by it.
The sports fields must be within the city.
  • American English: within
  • Arabic: دَاخِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dentro
  • Chinese: 在...之内
  • Croatian: unutar
  • Czech: uvnitř
  • Danish: inden i
  • Dutch: binnen
  • European Spanish: dentro de
  • Finnish: sisällä
  • French: dans
  • German: innerhalb
  • Greek: εντός
  • Italian: entro
  • Japanese: ・・・以内で
  • Korean: ...의 안쪽에
  • Norwegian: innen(for)
  • Polish: w obrębie
  • European Portuguese: dentro
  • Romanian: îninterior
  • Russian: внутри
  • Latin American Spanish: dentro de
  • Swedish: inom
  • Thai: ภายใน
  • Turkish: içinde
  • Ukrainian: у межах
  • Vietnamese: trong vòng
British English: into /ˈɪntuː; ˈɪntə/ PREPOSITION
go If you go into a place or a vehicle, you move from being outside it to being inside it.
He got into the car and started the engine.
  • American English: into
  • Arabic: في
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dentro
  • Chinese: 进入…里
  • Croatian: u
  • Czech: do
  • Danish: ind i
  • Dutch: in
  • European Spanish: en
  • Finnish: jhk t. jtak kohti
  • French: dansentrer dans
  • German: in
  • Greek: μέσα
  • Italian: in
  • Japanese: ・・・の中へ
  • Korean: ~안으로
  • Norwegian: inn
  • Polish: do środka
  • European Portuguese: para dentro de
  • Romanian: în
  • Russian: в
  • Latin American Spanish: en
  • Swedish: in i
  • Thai: เข้าไปใน
  • Turkish: içine
  • Ukrainian: в
  • Vietnamese: bên trong
British English: onto /ˈɒntʊ/ PREPOSITION
bus, train, plane When you get onto a bus, train, or plane, you enter it.
He got onto the plane.
  • American English: onto
  • Arabic: في
  • Brazilian Portuguese: entrar
  • Chinese: 到…里面
  • Croatian: u
  • Czech: donastoupit
  • Danish: ombord på
  • Dutch: in
  • European Spanish: en
  • Finnish: jhk suuntaan tai paikkaan
  • French: dansmonter dans
  • German: in
  • Greek: σε
  • Italian: su
  • Japanese: ・・・に
  • Korean: ~에
  • Norwegian:
  • Polish: do
  • European Portuguese: para
  • Romanian: în
  • Russian: на
  • Latin American Spanish: en
  • Swedish:
  • Thai: เข้าไปยัง
  • Turkish: ne
  • Ukrainian: у
  • Vietnamese: trên

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