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French translation of 'lecture'

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[ˈlɛktʃəʳ ]
1.  (in university) cours m magistralcours m
to give a lecture on sth donner un cours sur qch
2.  (public talk) conférence f
to give a lecture on sth donner une conférence sur qch
3.  (reproach)
to give sb a lecture faire la leçon à qn
to give sb a lecture on sth, to give sb a lecture about sth faire la leçon à qn sur qch
Our captain gave us a stern lecture on safety. Notre capitaine nous a sévèrement fait la leçon sur la sécurité.
intransitive verb
[university lecturer] enseigner
[public speaker] donner une conférence
She lectures at the technical college. Elle enseigne au collège technique.
He’s lecturing at 10 this morning. Il donne un cours à 10 heures ce matin.
to lecture on sth (teach a subject at university) enseigner qch; (give public lecture) donner une conférence sur qch
He lectures on Economic History at the University. Il enseigne l’histoire économique à l’université.
transitive verb
(reprove) faire la leçon àsermonner
He’s always lecturing us. Il n’arrête pas de nous faire la leçon.
to lecture sb on sth, to lecture sb about sth faire la leçon à qn sur qchsermonner qn sur qch
I had always been lectured about not talking with my mouth full. On m’avait toujours sermonné sur la nécessité de ne pas parler la bouche pleine.On m’avait toujours fait la leçon sur la nécessité de ne pas parler la bouche pleine.

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Example Sentences Including 'lecture'

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But he was not giving or sending a formal Nobel lecture.
The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
Commuters seldom have a telephone number to get missed lecture notes.
Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
Most of it was in Australia where I did an art history lecture.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I still go back and give lectures.
Charles Glass The Tribes Triumphant (2006)
As a result the formal lecture is declining.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He had invited friends and family to hear him give a lecture at the Science Museum on quantum computing.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
His theory was ridiculed and he had to cancel lectures on the subject.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Nobody should have the smugness to lecture people on the way they use their funds.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The incumbent is paid a pittance to give a series of lectures on the art of poetry.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There are also onboard lectures from a local art expert.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There is a winter lecture series that would have been impossible in the cold church.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They recommended books to read, lectures to go to, concerts he should attend.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Walking 10 flights of stairs to get to my lecture.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Where he once used to lecture his audience, he is now more content to let the music speak for itself.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You're still thinking it's about lectures on hormones in milk.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
He had agreed to give this impromptu lecture merely to keep in with the embassy; now he was beginning to regret it.
Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)
So please let us not have lectures about players and loyalty to football clubs.
The Sun (2017)
Now we go to colleges to lecture and perform shows at festivals.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
But student unions searching for the next left-field idea for freshers week activities were offered an unusual proposal yesterday: how about some lectures?
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He wags his finger and lectures the country about the challenges facing the Tories.
The Sun (2010)
He would also like some lecturing and there are options not yet finalised.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Then we had lectures and classes and groups all day long.
The Sun (2012)
Maybe it was a laudable reluctance to lecture a distant people.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The government is fond of lecturing others about lapses in competence.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They won't be lecturing at his college, presumably.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Too many church services have become a lecture series.
Christianity Today (2000)
The lecture audience was composed of members of the public rather than of students in the regular sense.
Yearley, Steven Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)

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'lecture' in Other Languages

British English: lecture /ˈlɛktʃə/ NOUN
A lecture is a talk that someone gives in order to teach people about a particular subject, usually at a university.
We attended a lecture at the university.
  • American English: lecture
  • Arabic: مُحَاضَرَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: palestra
  • Chinese: 讲课
  • Croatian: predavanje
  • Czech: přednáška
  • Danish: forelæsning
  • Dutch: lezing
  • European Spanish: conferencia discurso
  • Finnish: luento
  • French: cours
  • German: Vortrag
  • Greek: διάλεξη
  • Italian: lezione
  • Japanese: 講義
  • Korean: 강의
  • Norwegian: forelesning
  • Polish: wykład
  • European Portuguese: palestra
  • Romanian: curs la universitate
  • Russian: лекция
  • Spanish: conferencia
  • Swedish: föreläsning
  • Thai: การบรรยาย
  • Turkish: ders
  • Ukrainian: лекція
  • Vietnamese: bài giảng
British English: lecture /ˈlɛktʃə/ VERB
If you lecture on a particular subject, you give a lecture or a series of lectures about it.
He was then invited to lecture on the history of art.
  • American English: lecture
  • Arabic: يُحَاضِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: palestrar
  • Chinese: 讲课
  • Croatian: predavati
  • Czech: přednášet
  • Danish: forelæse
  • Dutch: lezing geven
  • European Spanish: dar una conferencia
  • Finnish: luennoida
  • French: enseigner
  • German: vortragen
  • Greek: δίνω διάλεξη
  • Italian: tenere conferenze
  • Japanese: 講義をする
  • Korean: 강의하다
  • Norwegian: forelese
  • Polish: wyłożyć
  • European Portuguese: dar uma palestra
  • Romanian: a ține un curs
  • Russian: читать лекцию
  • Spanish: dar una conferencia
  • Swedish: föreläsa
  • Thai: บรรยาย
  • Turkish: ders vermek
  • Ukrainian: читати лекцію
  • Vietnamese: giảng bài


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