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English translation of 'public'

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public

[pyblik ]
Word forms: public, publique
adjective
1. 
[jardin, piscine, bibliothèque] public
[école, instruction] state modif
un jardin public a park
une école publique a state school
2.  [scrutin] open
masculine noun
1.  (population) public
ouvert au public open to the public
Ce parc est ouvert au public. The park is open to the public.
le grand public the general public
2.  (assistance) audience
Le public a applaudi le chanteur. The audience applauded the singer.
en public in public
Je déteste parler en public. I hate speaking in public.

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Example Sentences Including 'public'

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C'était un jardin public abandonné avec son herbe rouge et ses arbres nus.
Ben Jelloun, Tahar La nuit sacrée
Dans le dernier sondage, une majorité de Français sont favorables à aligner les conditions de départ du public sur le privé.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Elle a statué que seuls les passages concernant ces questions seront interdits au public et aux médias.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
En outre, les vrais enjeux colossaux, les retraites et le service public notamment, ne sont pas encore arrivés sur la table.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Face au kaléidoscope de l'actualité, le public est érigé en jury.
de Closets, François La grande manip
Pas dupe sans doute de la grande scène du III que fait sa mère pour ce public qui les observe.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Sa voix s'élève et se mêle au murmure des vagues tandis que le public s'agglutine derrière les barrières.
Marie Claire

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'public' in Other Languages

British English: audience /ˈɔːdɪəns/ NOUN
The audience is all the people who are watching or listening to a play, concert, film, or programme.
The entire audience applauded loudly.
  • American English: audience
  • Arabic: جُمْهُور
  • Brazilian Portuguese: audiência
  • Chinese: 受众
  • Croatian: publika
  • Czech: publikum
  • Danish: publikum
  • Dutch: publiek
  • European Spanish: audiencia
  • Finnish: yleisö kuuntelijat tai katselijat
  • French: public audience
  • German: Publikum
  • Greek: ακροατήριο
  • Italian: pubblico
  • Japanese: 聴衆
  • Korean: 청중
  • Norwegian: publikum
  • Polish: publiczność
  • European Portuguese: audiência
  • Romanian: public
  • Russian: аудитория
  • Spanish: audiencia
  • Swedish: publik
  • Thai: ผู้ชม
  • Turkish: seyirci- dinleyici
  • Ukrainian: аудиторія
  • Vietnamese: khán giả
British English: public /ˈpʌblɪk/ ADJECTIVE
Public means relating to all the people in a country or community.
The government is under pressure from public opinion.
  • American English: public
  • Arabic: عَامّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: público
  • Chinese: 公众的
  • Croatian: javni
  • Czech: veřejný
  • Danish: offentlig
  • Dutch: openbaar
  • European Spanish: público
  • Finnish: julkinen
  • French: public pas privé
  • German: öffentlich
  • Greek: δημόσιος
  • Italian: pubblico
  • Japanese: 公衆の
  • Korean: 공공의
  • Norwegian: offentlig
  • Polish: publiczny
  • European Portuguese: público
  • Romanian: public
  • Russian: общественный
  • Spanish: público
  • Swedish: allmän
  • Thai: เกี่ยวข้องกับสาธารณชน
  • Turkish: kamu
  • Ukrainian: публічний
  • Vietnamese: công cộng
British English: public /ˈpʌblɪk/ NOUN
You can refer to people in general as the public.
The public is tired of hearing about this.
  • American English: public
  • Arabic: العَامَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: público
  • Chinese: 公众
  • Croatian: javnost
  • Czech: veřejnost
  • Danish: offentlighed
  • Dutch: publiek
  • European Spanish: público
  • Finnish: yleisö kansa
  • French: public gens
  • German: Öffentlichkeit
  • Greek: κοινό
  • Italian: pubblico
  • Japanese: 公衆
  • Korean: 대중
  • Norwegian: allmennhet
  • Polish: publiczność
  • European Portuguese: público
  • Romanian: public
  • Russian: общественность
  • Spanish: público
  • Swedish: allmänheten
  • Thai: สาธารณชน
  • Turkish: halk
  • Ukrainian: громада
  • Vietnamese: quần chúng
British English: general public NOUN
the general public You can refer to the people in a society as the general public, especially when you are contrasting people in general with a small group.
These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public.
  • American English: general public
  • Brazilian Portuguese: público geral
  • Chinese: 公众
  • European Spanish: público en general
  • French: public
  • German: Öffentlichkeit
  • Italian: grande pubblico
  • Japanese: 公衆
  • Korean: 일반 대중
  • European Portuguese: público geral
  • Spanish: público en general

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