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French translation of 'road'

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[ˈrəʊd ]
1.  (for travelling) route f
There’s a lot of traffic on the roads. Il y a beaucoup de circulation sur les routes.
main road grande route
major road grande route
minor road voie f secondaire
by road
It takes four hours by road. Il y a quatre heures de route.
to travel by road (by car) voyager en voiture
They will travel by road to Jordan. Ils iront en Jordanie en voiture.
(by bus) voyager en bus
They will travel by road to Jordan. Ils iront en Jordanie en bus.
“road up” (Britain) « attention travaux »
to be on the road [person, driver] être sur la route; [band] être en tournée
to hit the road again reprendre la route
Let’s hit the road! (informal) (informal) En route !
2.  (in town) (street) rue f
They live across the road. Ils habitent de l’autre côté de la rue.
3.  (figurative) (way) cheminvoie f
on the road to success sur le chemin de la réussite
to be on the road to recovery être en voie de guérison
[access, link, transport, network, system] routier/ière
[building, closures] de routes
[maintenance] des routes

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Example Sentences Including 'road'

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Little pieces of metal shine in the asphalt on the road.
The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
No longer is road transportation the stuff of sweaty drivers and greasy mechanics.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Just 100 should see you back on the road.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The dynasty is on the road again.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This might sound like a lot of fuss to make about one tree in one small road.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
To an earlier generation, landscape would have meant drove roads and sunken lanes.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Last season was his first training just across the road from his old boss.
The Sun (2016)
Those guys can hit the road.
The Sun (2016)
The journey lasted two days and it was by a very hard mountain road.
Florida is the perfect place for a road trip.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The six of us follow the agents quietly back to the road.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Experts said that the rise could be explained by more people driving without insurance or by foreign motorists not being qualified to drive on British roads.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
In two cases, people wrongly allowed back on the road went on to cause fatal accidents.
The Sun (2011)
Often in summer, owners feel they can't let their pets walk on a hot asphalt road.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
One man put a deposit on one over the road straight away.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Otherwise it could be a hard road to regain sense behind the wheel.
The Sun (2015)
Road tax should be our pass to drive on roads.
The Sun (2008)
The jet hit the road near traffic lights where a lot of vehicles were waiting.
The Sun (2015)
The trials will not take place on public roads.
The Sun (2014)
Then came the financial blow that forced him back on the road.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is still a lot to learn in these long road races.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This allows lanes or roads to be shut.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We were just across the road from where the accident happened.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Went down the road, come back up.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There is a long road ahead but no need to be pessimistic about the final destination.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Thus the driver on the minor road gave way if necessary.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We were to stay on one road or take the other.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Why was the road not gritted again in the early morning?
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We are already a long way down that road.
Christianity Today (2000)
The roads are just about wide enough to take two vehicles abreast.
Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)

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'road' in Other Languages

British English: road /rəʊd/ NOUN
A road is a long piece of hard ground built between two places so that people can drive or ride easily from one to the other.
There was very little traffic on the roads.
  • American English: road
  • Arabic: طَرِيق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rodovia
  • Chinese: 道路
  • Croatian: cesta
  • Czech: silnice
  • Danish: vej
  • Dutch: weg
  • European Spanish: carretera
  • Finnish: tie
  • French: route
  • German: Straße
  • Greek: δρόμος
  • Italian: strada
  • Japanese: 道路
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: vei
  • Polish: droga
  • European Portuguese: estrada
  • Romanian: drum
  • Russian: дорога
  • Spanish: carretera
  • Swedish: väg
  • Thai: ถนน
  • Turkish: yol
  • Ukrainian: дорога
  • Vietnamese: con đường


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