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English translation of 'donner'

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[dɔne ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  [objet personnel, argent] to give
(faire don de) to give away
« Tu as toujours ta veste en daim ? »- - « Non, je l’ai donnée. » “Have you still got your suede jacket?” - - “No, I’ve given it away.”
donner qch à qn [cadeau, renseignement] to give sb sthto give sth to sb
Elle m’a donné son adresse. She gave me her address.
[spectacle] to put on
[film] to show
3.  [résultat, effet] to produce
Cela donne un résultat surprenant. It produces a surprising result.
4.  (autres locutions)
donner l’heure à qn to tell sb the time
donner un coup à qn to hit sb
donner faim à qn to make sb feel hungry
Ça m’a donné faim. That made me feel hungry.
Verb Table intransitive verb
1.  (faire un don) to give
Il donne toujours quand c’est pour Médecins Sans Frontières. He always gives something when it’s for Médecins Sans Frontières.
non merci, j’ai déjà donné (ironic) no thanks, I’ve had my fair share of that
donner de sa personne (se sacrifier) to give of o.s.
3.  [soleil] to shine
Le soleil donnait à fond. The sun was beating down.
4.  [arbre fruitier] to bear fruit
Notre noyer n’a pas donné cette année. Our walnut tree didn’t have any nuts this year.
5.  (laisser croire)
donner à penser que ... to make one think that ...
donner à entendre que ... to give to understand that ...
6.  (avoir vue)
donner sur [fenêtre, chambre] to look ontoto overlook
une fenêtre qui donne sur la mer a window that looks onto the seaa window overlooking the sea
7.  (se laisser prendre)
donner dans [piège] to fall into; [genre, style] to slip into
8.  (Military) (charger, attaquer)
faire donner l’infanterie to send in the infantry
see also se donner

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Example Sentences Including 'donner'

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Alain de Greef - " Je trouve cela bizarre de donner un signe au marché en prenant une décision hâtive.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Elles ont évité de donner des consignes allant dans ce sens.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Il faut se donner les moyens juridiques de sanctionner ou de neutraliser autrement.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Il faut écouter son coeur, son âme, et trouver un moyen de donner.
Marie Claire
Juste de quoi faire taire mon orgueil et lui donner un alibi.
Collectif (Edel, Patrick & Wolfram, Bernard) Carnets d'aventures, Spécial, 2/1989
Nous pensons qu'il est intéressant de donner quelques extraits des remarques de ce chercheur pour montrer l'évolution de la science.
Nicolle, Jacques Structure moléculaire et propriétés biologiques
Pour acheter une livre de riz, six oeufs et une bougie, il nous faut donner presque l'équivalent de poids en billets !
Collectif (Edel, Patrick & Wolfram, Bernard) Carnets d'aventures, Spécial, 2/1989

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'donner' in Other Languages

British English: give /ɡɪv/ VERB
If you give someone something, you let them have it to keep.
We always give our mother flowers on her birthday.
  • American English: give
  • Arabic: يُعْطِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: dati
  • Czech: dát
  • Danish: give
  • Dutch: geven
  • European Spanish: dar
  • Finnish: antaa
  • French: donner
  • German: geben
  • Greek: δίνω
  • Italian: dare
  • Japanese: 与える
  • Korean: ...에게 ...을 주다
  • Norwegian: gi
  • Polish: dać
  • European Portuguese: dar
  • Romanian: a da
  • Russian: давать
  • Latin American Spanish: dar
  • Swedish: ge
  • Thai: ให้
  • Turkish: vermek
  • Ukrainian: давати
  • Vietnamese: cho
British English: hand /hænd/ VERB
If you hand something to someone, you pass it to them.
He handed me a little bit of paper.
  • American English: hand
  • Arabic: يُعْطِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: entregar
  • Chinese: 交给
  • Croatian: predati
  • Czech: podat
  • Danish: overrække
  • Dutch: overhandigen
  • European Spanish: entregar pasar
  • Finnish: ojentaa
  • French: donner
  • German: geben
  • Greek: δίνω
  • Italian: passare
  • Japanese: 手渡す
  • Korean: 건네 주다
  • Norwegian: gi
  • Polish: wręczyć
  • European Portuguese: entregar
  • Romanian: a înmâna
  • Russian: давать
  • Latin American Spanish: entregar
  • Swedish: räcka
  • Thai: ส่งให้
  • Turkish: vermek
  • Ukrainian: вручати
  • Vietnamese: trao tay
British English: assign VERB
If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do.
When I taught, I would assign a topic to children which they would write about.
  • American English: assign
  • Brazilian Portuguese: delegar
  • Chinese: 布置 > 任务
  • European Spanish: asignar
  • French: donner
  • German: zuteilen
  • Italian: assegnare
  • Japanese: 割り当てる
  • Korean: 할당하다
  • European Portuguese: delegar
  • Latin American Spanish: asignar


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