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English translation of 'bas'

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bas

[ , bɑs ]
Word forms: bas, basse
adjective
1. 
[mur, meuble, nuages] low
[région] low-lying
2.  [intensité, température, niveau] low
parler à voix basse to speak in a low voice
avoir la vue basse to be short-sighted
3.  [action, comportement] low
4.  (pejorative) (médiocre) low-gradethird-rate
de la basse littérature third-rate literature
5.  (autres locutions)
la tête basse with head hung low
au bas mot at the lowest estimate
enfant en bas âge infantyoung child
à bas prix cheap
masculine noun
1.  (vêtement) stocking
une paire de bas a pair of stockings
2.  (partie inférieure)
le bas de the lower part ofthe bottom of
de bas en haut (direction) upwards; (entièrement) from top to bottom
3. 
des hauts et des bas ups and downs
feminine noun
(Music) bass
adverb
1.  [voler, placer] low
plus bas (sur un mur) lower down; (dans un texte) further onbelow
2.  [parler] softly
parler plus bas to speak more softly
3.  (autres locutions)
en bas [regarder, jeter] down; [placer] at the bottom; (dans une maison) downstairs
Ça me donne le vertige de regarder en bas. I get dizzy if I look down.
Son nom est tout en bas. His name is right at the bottom.
Elle habite en bas. She lives downstairs.
en bas de at the bottom of
en bas de la page at the bottom of the page
en bas de l’escalier at the bottom of the stairs
Il y a un marchand de journaux en bas de la rue. There’s a newsagent’s at the bottom of the street.
à bas ... ! down with ...!
À bas la dictature ! Down with the dictatorship!
mettre bas [animal] to give birth; [cheval] to foal; [vache] to calve; [brebis] to lamb; [chienne] to whelp; [chatte] to have kittens
Word Frequency

BAS

[beaɛs]
abbreviated masculine noun
(autrefois) (= bureau d’aide sociale) ≈ social security office (Brit)≈ Welfare office (USA)

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Example Sentences Including 'bas'

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Ce jour -là il hurlait de colère, et Mathilde, tremblante, se tenait, selon les ordres, au bas du perron.
Ergal, Yves-Michel L'offrande musicale
De bas en haut, du brigadier au commissaire, elle protège les intérêts de la communauté et transmet l'esprit de famille.
Léauthier, André & Ploquin, Frédéric Les flics, 120 000 inconnus
Le champion de la France d'en bas pouvait difficilement se renier ainsi, et aussi vite.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Le dessin était dans le placard du couloir séparant la chambre des toilettes, posé tout en bas.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
S'il est assez bas, une partie seulement du fioul va s'échapper.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Sur un long pull à doubles côtes noir col roulé et un pantalon en drap noir étroit du bas (Yohji Yamamoto).
Marie Claire

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'bas' 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: stocking /ˈstɒkɪŋ/ NOUN
Stockings are items of women's clothing which fit closely over their feet and legs. Stockings are usually made of nylon or silk and are held in place by suspenders.
...a pair of silk stockings.
  • American English: stocking
  • Arabic: جَوْرَب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: meia comprida
  • Chinese: 长袜
  • Croatian: čarapa
  • Czech: punčocha
  • Danish: strømpe
  • Dutch: kous
  • European Spanish: media
  • Finnish: sukka pitkä
  • French: bas collant
  • German: Strumpf
  • Greek: μακριά κάλτσα
  • Italian: calza
  • Japanese: ストッキング
  • Korean: 스타킹
  • Norwegian: strømpe
  • Polish: pończocha
  • European Portuguese: meias altas
  • Romanian: dres
  • Russian: чулок
  • Spanish: media calcetín
  • Swedish: strumpa
  • Thai: ถุงน่อง
  • Turkish: naylon çorap
  • Ukrainian: панчоха
  • Vietnamese: bít tất dài

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