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English translation of 'question'

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[kɛstjɔ̃ ]
feminine noun
1.  (interrogation) question
poser une question à qn to ask sb a question
Je t’ai posé une question. I asked you a question.
Je me pose la question de savoir si ... I wonder whether ...
Je ne me suis jamais posé la question. I’ve never thought about it.
2.  (considération) matter
une question de ... a matter of ...a question of ...
C’est une question de temps. It’s a matter of time.
Ils se sont disputés pour des questions d’argent. They argued over money matters.
3.  (problème) issue
la question épineuse de l’immigration the thorny issue of immigration
4.  (sujet)
il est question de (on y traite de) it’s about; (on envisage de) there is talk of
De quoi est-il question ? What is it about?
Il y est question de l’organisation du concert. It’s about the organization of the concert.
Il a été question de fermer le musée. There was talk of closing the gallery.
Il est question de les emprisonner. There’s talk of them being jailed.
il n’en est pas question there’s no question of it
Il n’est pas question que je paye. There’s no question of me paying.
hors de question out of the question
Il est hors de question que nous restions ici. It’s out of the question that we stay here.
5.  (autres locutions)
en question in question
mettre en question [science] to question; [autorité] to challenge
remettre en question [science] to question; [autorité] to challenge

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Example Sentences Including 'question'

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Après avoir lu et relu les deux papiers en question, nous ne saurions trop vivement suggérer la lecture du livre de Kuhn.
Salomon, Jean-Claude Le tissu déchiré. Propos sur la diversité des cancers
Bien sûr, on a tous des doutes permanents, des remises en question.
Marie Claire
Du coup, plus personne n'eut envie de s'attarder sur la question.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
En privé, les membres du gouvernement expliquent au contraire qu'il n'est pas question de reculer.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Pour Colin Powell qui l'a redit hier, c'est une question de semaines.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Une certaine interrogation se lisait aussi sur ses traits, comme une question gentille.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons

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'question' in Other Languages

British English: issue /ˈɪʃjuː/ NOUN
An issue is an important subject that people are arguing about or discussing.
...the issue of climate change.
  • American English: issue
  • Arabic: إِصْدَارٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: problema
  • Chinese: 问题
  • Croatian: pitanje
  • Czech: otázka předmět rozmluvy
  • Danish: emne
  • Dutch: kwestie
  • European Spanish: cuestión
  • Finnish: asia aihe
  • French: question problème
  • German: Angelegenheit
  • Greek: ζήτημα
  • Italian: problema
  • Japanese: 論点
  • Korean: 쟁점
  • Norwegian: sak
  • Polish: kwestia
  • European Portuguese: questão
  • Romanian: problemă
  • Russian: вопрос
  • Spanish: cuestión
  • Swedish: upplaga
  • Thai: หัวข้อที่ถกเถียงกัน
  • Turkish: konu
  • Ukrainian: питання
  • Vietnamese: vấn đề nêu ra
British English: question /ˈkwɛstʃən/ NOUN
A question is something which you say or write in order to ask about a particular matter.
He refused to answer further questions.
  • American English: question
  • Arabic: سُؤَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: questão
  • Chinese: 问题
  • Croatian: pitanje
  • Czech: otázka
  • Danish: spørgsmål
  • Dutch: vraag om antwoord te krijgen
  • European Spanish: pregunta
  • Finnish: kysymys
  • French: question interrogation
  • German: Frage
  • Greek: ερώτηση
  • Italian: domanda
  • Japanese: 質問
  • Korean: 질문
  • Norwegian: spørsmål
  • Polish: pytanie
  • European Portuguese: questão
  • Romanian: întrebare
  • Russian: вопрос
  • Spanish: pregunta
  • Swedish: fråga
  • Thai: คำถาม
  • Turkish: soru
  • Ukrainian: питання
  • Vietnamese: câu hỏi


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