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English translation of 'prime'

Word Frequency

prime

[pʀim ]
feminine noun
1.  (bonification) bonus
Il a eu une prime en récompense de son travail. He received a bonus for his work.
2.  (subside) allowance
prime de transport travel allowance
3.  (Business)
en prime freeas a free gift
J’ai eu ce stylo en prime avec l’agenda. I got this pen free with the diary.I got this pen as a free gift with the diary.
4.  (Insurance, Stock Exchange) premium
une prime d’assurance an insurance premium
adjective
(literary)
de prime abord at first glance

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Example Sentences Including 'prime'

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En 2001, le gouvernement de Lionel Jospin avait versé une prime de Noël d'un montant de base de 152, 45 euros.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
En prime, une poubelle et un bac de fleurs, l'une remplie, l'autre vide, en moins, le papier peint.
Basset-Chercot, Pascal Le baptême du boiteux
Il s'agit là d'instituer le principe de la " prime aux gros ".
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
La prime majoritaire a été fixée à 25 % des sièges pour la liste arrivée en tête.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)

Trends of 'prime'

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'prime' in Other Languages

British English: bonus /ˈbəʊnəs/ NOUN
money A bonus is an amount of money that is added to someone's pay, usually because they have worked very hard.
Workers in big firms receive a part of their pay in the form of bonuses.
  • American English: bonus
  • Arabic: عِلَاوَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: bônus
  • Chinese: 奖金
  • Croatian: bonus
  • Czech: prémie
  • Danish: bonus
  • Dutch: bonus
  • European Spanish: bonificación
  • Finnish: bonus
  • French: prime
  • German: Bonus
  • Greek: μπόνους
  • Italian: bonus
  • Japanese: ボーナス
  • Korean: 보너스
  • Norwegian: bonus
  • Polish: premia
  • European Portuguese: bónus
  • Romanian: primă
  • Russian: премия
  • Spanish: bonificación
  • Swedish: bonus
  • Thai: เงินโบนัส
  • Turkish: prim
  • Ukrainian: бонус
  • Vietnamese: tiền thưởng
British English: bonus NOUN
extra A bonus is something good that you get in addition to something else, and which you would not usually expect.
We felt we might finish third. Any better would be a bonus.
  • American English: bonus
  • Brazilian Portuguese: bônus
  • Chinese: 奖金
  • European Spanish: plus
  • French: prime
  • German: Bonus
  • Italian: extra
  • Japanese: 思いがけない喜び
  • Korean: 보너스
  • European Portuguese: bónus
  • Spanish: plus
British English: premium NOUN
A premium is a sum of money that you pay regularly to an insurance company for an insurance policy.
It is too early to say whether insurance premiums will be affected.

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