French translation of 'without'
1. (= not having, not using) sans
I don’t like myself without a beard. Je ne m’aime pas sans la barbe.
Don’t go out without a coat. Ne sors pas sans manteau.
city slums without light, roads or water des zones d’habitat sans éclairage, routes ni eau courante
to go without sth se passer de qch
to do without sth se passer de qch
2. (= not feeling, not showing) sans
“Hello, Swanson,” he said without surprise. « Bonjour, Swanson » dit-il sans surprise. ⧫ « Bonjour, Swanson » dit-il nullement surpris.
3. (= not in the company of) sans
4. (= not)
without doing sth sans
without anyone knowing à l’insu de tout le monde
He went without speaking for a whole week. Il est resté sans parler pendant une semaine entière.
it goes without saying cela va sans dire
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Example Sentences Including 'without'
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It matters hugely; without gains in productivity, pay growth is going to be sluggish.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Since we contacted the company it has offered to refund the money without the pair having to attend.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are expensive and you just want to make some money without losing your shirt along the way.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He suddenly decides to do something without any thought to my wishes or commitments.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It looks like little more than a decorative pattern ; without the wall text to explain you would certainly overlook it.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Other banks may also prefer to keep their doors barred against firsttime buyers and anyone else without a substantial deposit.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They knew alopecia is an unpredictable condition and can come back without warning.The Sun (2016)
Yet victory did not come without cost.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You understand why certain people can be difficult without taking things personally.The Sun (2016)
He asked the journalist how he could write something without apparently being able to prove that it had taken place.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The fact that they have lost their money without getting a run leaves a bad taste.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There's lots of land there and they could do something without taking the track out.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
They carry a float for people without enough money to get home.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They come without baggage to interrupt the daydream of a desert island.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
We hope to make it possible for people to engineer all kinds of things without having to code.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Would it be wrong or potentially disastrous if we had an affair without anyone else knowing?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Anybody imprisoned in the contraption could not have escaped without a key unless he or she had cut off their own foot, experts said.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
How would things turn out without the influence of their beloved mother?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
If you take it away without knowing what else to put there it will leave a very creaky floor.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
No one will be able to go to football or anywhere else without real jobs and wages.The Sun (2014)
She says things without thinking about them first.The Sun (2012)
We booked a hotel room and had two gorgeous days without stepping outside.The Sun (2013)
Without outside help that will most likely be it.The Sun (2014)
Without public money the bankers would be sleeping on park benches.The Sun (2010)
Yet within a few years, she could not walk outside without being mobbed.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You could be holding something back without knowing it.The Sun (2014)
Our journey took us across farmland; driving without lights, the engine revs kept to a minimum.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Then again, how many superstars spend 13 seasons at any club these days without using outside interest to shore up their position?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Think about negative things without wanting to?Coping with Stress at Work (1988)
With it the wheels of life turn smoothly; without it all is discord and friction.23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)
You cannot hope for something without also fearing it might not happen.EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
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'without' in Other Languages
British English: without /wɪˈðaʊt/ PREPOSITION
If you do something without someone, they are not in the same place as you are, or they are not doing the same thing as you.
He went without me.
- American English: without
- Arabic: بِدُون
- Brazilian Portuguese: sem
- Chinese: 没有
- Croatian: bez
- Czech: bez
- Danish: uden
- Dutch: zonder
- European Spanish: sin
- Finnish: ilman
- French: sans
- German: ohne
- Greek: χωρίς
- Italian: senza
- Japanese: ･･･なしで
- Korean: ...없이
- Norwegian: uten
- Polish: bez brak
- European Portuguese: sem
- Romanian: fără
- Russian: без
- Spanish: sin
- Swedish: utan
- Thai: ปราศจาก
- Turkish: onsuz
- Ukrainian: без
- Vietnamese: không có
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