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English translation of 'vers'

Word Frequency

vers 1

[vɛʀ ]
masculine noun
[de poème] line
au troisième vers in the third line
vers plural masculine noun
(poésie) verse sg
Word Frequency

vers 2

[vɛʀ ]
preposition
1.  (en direction de) towardstoward
Il allait vers la gare. He was going towards the station.
2.  (près de) somewhere aroundsomewhere near
Il habite vers la gare. He lives somewhere around the station.He lives somewhere near the station.
3.  (temporel) aboutaround
Il est rentré chez lui vers cinq heures. He went home at about 5 o’clock.

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Example Sentences Including 'vers'

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Car ce maintien est le point central de la politique du Sinn Fein qui joue la carte d'un long mouvement vers la paix.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Cependant, dans les années soixante, la mode allait plutôt vers la description systématique d'un grand nombre de virus oncogènes (adj.
Salomon, Jean-Claude Le tissu déchiré. Propos sur la diversité des cancers
Dans ce cadre, il s'est déclaré favorable au transfert vers les départements de la gestion des routes nationales.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Il marchait à grands pas ; il vint vers moi, il avait les larmes aux yeux.
Ergal, Yves-Michel L'offrande musicale
Sur le deuxième week-end, la SNCF attend " également grande affluence ", avec 1. 600. 000 de clients au départ ou au retour vers Paris.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Une brume enveloppait le parc, les graviers jaunes de l'allée luisaient sous le ciel gris qui s'éclaircissait vers l'ouest.
Ergal, Yves-Michel L'offrande musicale
Une force implacable les tire vers cette image qu'elles ne peuvent jamais rejoindre.
Marie Claire

Trends of 'vers'

Extremely Common. vers is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'vers' in Other Languages

British English: towards /təˈwɔːdz/ PREPOSITION
Towards means in the direction of something.
He moved towards the door.
  • American English: toward
  • Arabic: نَحْوَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em direção a
  • Chinese: 朝向
  • Croatian: prema
  • Czech: k
  • Danish: hen imod
  • Dutch: in de richting van
  • European Spanish: hacia
  • Finnish: kohti
  • French: vers
  • German: auf ... zu
  • Greek: προς
  • Italian: verso
  • Japanese: ・・・の方へ
  • Korean: ...을 향하여
  • Norwegian: i retning av
  • Polish: w kierunku
  • European Portuguese: em direção a
  • Romanian: către
  • Russian: по направлению к
  • Spanish: hacia
  • Swedish: mot
  • Thai: ไปทาง
  • Turkish: doğru yön
  • Ukrainian: у напрямку
  • Vietnamese: về phía
British English: around /əˈraʊnd/ PREPOSITION
near to Around means near to something.
We left around noon.
  • American English: around
  • Arabic: حَوَالِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: por volta de
  • Chinese: 大约
  • Croatian: oko
  • Czech: okolo
  • Danish: ca.
  • Dutch: rond
  • European Spanish: alrededor de
  • Finnish: maissa
  • French: vers
  • German: um
  • Greek: γύρω
  • Italian: intorno a
  • Japanese: ・・・ごろに
  • Korean: 주변에
  • Norwegian: rundt
  • Polish: około
  • European Portuguese: perto de
  • Romanian: în jur de
  • Russian: около
  • Spanish: aproximadamente
  • Swedish: runt
  • Thai: ประมาณ
  • Turkish: civarında
  • Ukrainian: приблизно
  • Vietnamese: khoảng
British English: verse NOUN
Verse is writing arranged in lines which have rhythm and which often rhyme at the end.
I have been moved to write a few lines of verse.
  • American English: verse
  • Brazilian Portuguese: verso
  • Chinese:
  • European Spanish: verso
  • French: vers
  • German: Poesie
  • Italian: verso
  • Japanese: 韻文
  • Korean: 운문
  • European Portuguese: verso
  • Spanish: verso

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