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French translation of 'low'

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[ˈləʊ ]
1.  (in height) [wall, hill, ceiling] bas (basse) see also low heels
2.  (in number, amount) [income, price] bas (basse)
to be at a low level [rates] être bas
3.  [temperature] bas (basse)
temperatures in the low 80s des températures entre 80 et 85 degrés Fahrenheit
to cook sth over a low heat faire cuire qch à feu doux
4.  (low-pitched) [voice, note] bas (basse)
5.  (quiet)
[murmur] faible
[voice] bas (basse)
Her voice was so low he had to strain to catch it. Elle parlait si bas qu’il devait tendre l’oreille pour l’entendre.
to speak in a low voice parler à voix basse
[quality] inférieur(e)
[standard] mauvais(e)
[rank] inférieur(e)
The standard of support for job seekers is very low in many sectors. Dans de nombreux secteurs, l’assistance apportée aux demandeurs d’emploi est très mauvaise.
schools with an unacceptably low standard of education des collèges où la qualité de l’enseignement est inacceptable
7.  (depressed) [person] déprimé(e)
to feel low se sentir déprimé(e)
8.  [morale, spirits] bas (basse)
Morale is low. Le moral est bas.
to be in low spirits ne pas avoir le moral
to be low on sth, to run low on sth [person] (not have much) ne plus avoir beaucoup de qch
to be low in sth [calories, fat, salt] ne pas contenir beaucoup de qch
1.  (in height) [fly, sink] bas
That plane is flying very low. Cet avion vole très bas.
The sun was low in the sky. Le soleil était bas sur l’horizon.
2.  (in volume, intensity)
to turn sth down low [light, volume] baisser qch
to lay sb low [illness, disease] terrasser qn
1.  (Meteorology) dépression f
2.  (low level)
to reach an all-time low tomber à son niveau le plus bas
to be at an all-time low être à son niveau le plus bas
The shares are now trading at an all-time low. Les actions ne se sont jamais négociées à un prix aussi bas.
to hit a new low, to plunge to a new low atteindre son niveau le plus bas
Rates of interest have dropped to record lows. Les taux d’intérêt ont atteint leur niveau le plus bas.Les taux d’intérêt n’ont jamais été aussi bas.
3.  (in life, career) moment m difficile see also high
intransitive verb
[cow] mugir

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Example Sentences Including 'low'

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The pound is about 15 per cent lower against the dollar and 10 per cent lower against the euro since the referendum.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The tax should reflect the lower risk.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They said the price was too low.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
I've always wanted a garden and a low door into it.
Paige, Frances The Glasgow Girls (1994)
Low specimens make a good yellow carpet.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Some firms have hit all-time lows in the credit crunch and are set for a rebound.
The Sun (2009)
The lights are low and a soporific electronic soundtrack fills the air.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The sun has to be low enough to strike the dew at a sharp angle.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are fiercely competitive and offer lower prices year after year.
The Sun (2010)
You go through such highs and lows.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some Buckle goes because he is too low in the weights.
The Sun (2016)
There is quality in the lower leagues.
The Sun (2017)
They see me sweating down to do low weights and riding dodgy novices.
The Sun (2010)
We will get a much lower percentage than before.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This will fly lower and thus run more on landing so make sure you have the right club.
O'Connor, Christy & Smith, Peter Christy O'Connor Junior's Golf Masterclass (1993)
High bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Strain the sauce and place in a small saucepan over a low heat to keep warm.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Air tries to move from high pressure to low pressure areas and the sharper the pressure gradient the faster it moves.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
And the proportions are all wrong because the ceilings are painfully low in relation to the floor plan.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Public trust in charities has crashed to an all-time low.
The Sun (2017)
The euro plummeted to a new low against the dollar before making a slight recovery.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Then section off the top and tie the bottom half in a low ponytail.
The Sun (2013)
They also have a worryingly low profile.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Young has been a critic of digital music because the sound quality is lower than on vinyl.
The Sun (2012)
The good news for him was that expectations were not so much low as below ground.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The fat content of these animals is relatively low.
Chaitow, Leon The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
The highs and lows of five new preaching books.
Christianity Today (2000)
This leads to him feeling physically low and makes him more sensitive and therefore more vulnerable to stress.
Vera Peiffer POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)

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'low' in Other Languages

British English: low /ləʊ/ ADJECTIVE
in height Something that is low is close to the ground.
There is a low fence around the house.
  • American English: low
  • Arabic: مُنْخَفِضٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: baixo
  • Chinese: 低的
  • Croatian: nizak
  • Czech: nízký
  • Danish: lav
  • Dutch: laag
  • European Spanish: bajo
  • Finnish: matala matalalla oleva
  • French: bas peu élevé
  • German: niedrig
  • Greek: χαμηλός
  • Italian: basso in giù
  • Japanese: 低い
  • Korean: 낮은
  • Norwegian: lav
  • Polish: niski
  • European Portuguese: baixo
  • Romanian: jos
  • Russian: низкий
  • Spanish: bajo pequeño
  • Swedish: låg
  • Thai: เตี้ย
  • Turkish: aşağı konum
  • Ukrainian: низький
  • Vietnamese: thấp vị trí
British English: low /ləʊ/ ADVERB
If someone or something does something low, they do it close to the ground.
The planes were flying low overhead.
  • American English: low
  • Arabic: مُنْخَفِضاً
  • Brazilian Portuguese: baixo
  • Chinese: 低下地
  • Croatian: nisko
  • Czech: nízko
  • Danish: lavt
  • Dutch: laag
  • European Spanish: bajo
  • Finnish: alhaalla
  • French: en bas
  • German: tief
  • Greek: χαμηλά
  • Italian: basso
  • Japanese: 低く
  • Korean: 낮게
  • Norwegian: lavt
  • Polish: nisko
  • European Portuguese: baixo
  • Romanian: jos
  • Russian: низко
  • Spanish: bajo ruin, malo
  • Swedish: lågt
  • Thai: ต่ำ
  • Turkish: aşağı konum
  • Ukrainian: низько
  • Vietnamese: dưới thấp
British English: low /ləʊ/ ADJECTIVE
number A low number is a small number.
The price was very low.
  • American English: low
  • Arabic: مُنْخَفِض
  • Brazilian Portuguese: baixo
  • Chinese: 小的数字
  • Croatian: nizak
  • Czech: nízký
  • Danish: lav
  • Dutch: laag
  • European Spanish: bajo
  • Finnish: pieni
  • French: petitnombre
  • German: niedrig
  • Greek: χαμηλός
  • Italian: basso
  • Japanese: 低い
  • Korean: 낮은
  • Norwegian: lav
  • Polish: niski
  • European Portuguese: baixo
  • Romanian: scăzut
  • Russian: маленький
  • Spanish: bajo
  • Swedish: låg
  • Thai: น้อย ราคาถูก
  • Turkish: ucuz
  • Ukrainian: низький
  • Vietnamese: nhỏ


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