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English translation of 'corde'

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[kɔʀd ]
feminine noun
1.  (filin) rope
tirer sur la corde (figurative) to go too far
toucher la corde sensible to strike the right chord
2.  (matière) rope
semelles de corde rope soles
3.  [de violon, raquette, arc] string
4.  (trame)
la corde the thread
usé jusqu’à la corde threadbare
5.  (Athletics, Automobiles)
la corde the rails pluriel
tenir la corde to be in the inside lane
cordes plural feminine noun
les cordes the ropes
être dans les cordes (figurative) to be on the ropes
renvoyer qn dans les cordes (figurative) to send sb packing
se faire renvoyer dans les cordes to be sent packing
les cordes (dans un orchestre) the strings
les instruments à cordes (famille) stringed instruments
tomber des cordes to rain cats and dogs
être dans les cordes de qn to be up sb’s street (Brit)to be up sb’s alley (USA)
C’est tout à fait dans ses cordes. It’s right up his street.

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Example Sentences Including 'corde'

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Alors je décide de jouer sur l'unique corde qu'il nous reste, celle de la galanterie, toujours présente au coeur des Colombiens.
Il y invente, dit -on, les vingt-quatre noubas (poèmes et modes musicaux) et la cinquième corde du luth.
Le Monde (1999)
J'en oublie le bourdonnement des insectes, j'en oublie que je suis accroché au bout de ma corde pour ne devenir qu'oeil.
Collectif (Edel, Patrick & Wolfram, Bernard) Carnets d'aventures, Spécial, 2/1989
Jacques Rossi semblait tenir la corde jusqu'à vendredi soir.
Le Monde (1998)
L'oreille, entend leurs doigts gratter la matière, voyager avec chaque corde, chaque vibration.
On aurait cru le désordre d'une valise renversée sur un tapis, des vêtements que le vent avait arrachés à une corde à linge.
Huser, France La maison du désir

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'corde' in Other Languages

British English: rope /rəʊp/ NOUN
A rope is a very thick cord, made by twisting together several thinner cords.
He tied the rope around his waist.
  • American English: rope
  • Arabic: حَبْل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: konop
  • Czech: provaz
  • Danish: reb
  • Dutch: touw
  • European Spanish: cuerda
  • Finnish: köysi
  • French: corde
  • German: Seil
  • Greek: σκοινί
  • Italian: corda
  • Japanese: ロープ
  • Korean: 밧줄
  • Norwegian: tau
  • Polish: sznur
  • European Portuguese: corda
  • Romanian: frânghie
  • Russian: веревка
  • Spanish: cuerda
  • Swedish: rep
  • Thai: เชือก
  • Turkish: ip
  • Ukrainian: мотузка
  • Vietnamese: dây chão
British English: string /strɪŋ/ NOUN
for parcel String is thin rope that is made of twisted threads.
He held out a small bag tied with string.
  • American English: string
  • Arabic: سِلْك
  • Brazilian Portuguese: barbante
  • Chinese: 线
  • Croatian: uže
  • Czech: provázek
  • Danish: streng
  • Dutch: koord
  • European Spanish: cordel
  • Finnish: naru
  • French: corde
  • German: Schnur
  • Greek: σπάγγος
  • Italian: spago
  • Japanese: ひも
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: snor
  • Polish: sznurek
  • European Portuguese: fio
  • Romanian: sfoară
  • Russian: веревка
  • Spanish: cuerda
  • Swedish: snöre
  • Thai: เชือก
  • Turkish: ip
  • Ukrainian: мотузка
  • Vietnamese: sợi dây
British English: string /strɪŋ/ NOUN
musical instrument The strings on an instrument are the thin pieces of wire that are stretched across it and that make sounds when the instrument is played.
He changed a guitar string.
  • American English: string
  • Arabic: وَتَر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: žica
  • Czech: struna
  • Danish: streng
  • Dutch: snaar
  • European Spanish: cuerda
  • Finnish: kieli
  • French: cordeinstrument de musique
  • German: Saite
  • Greek: χορδή
  • Italian: corda
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: streng
  • Polish: struna
  • European Portuguese: corda
  • Romanian: coardă
  • Russian: струна
  • Spanish: cuerda
  • Swedish: sträng
  • Thai: สายบนเครื่องดนตรี
  • Turkish: tel
  • Ukrainian: струна
  • Vietnamese: dây
British English: cord NOUN
Cord is strong, thick string.
The door had been tied shut with a length of nylon cord.
  • American English: cord
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corda
  • Chinese: 绳索
  • European Spanish: cuerda
  • French: corde
  • German: Schnur
  • Italian: corda
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • European Portuguese: cordão
  • Spanish: cuerda


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