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alternate

Translation of alternate in French:

noun

British English: /ɔːlˈtəːnət/
, /ɒlˈtəːnət/
American English: /ˈɔltərnət/

adjective

British English: /ɔːlˈtəːnət/
, /ɒlˈtəːnət/
American English: /ˈɔltərnət/
  • 1 (successive)
    (chapters, colours, layers)
    en alternance
    alternate circles and squares
    des cercles et des carrés en alternance
  • 2 (every other) to count alternate lines
    compter une ligne sur deux
    on alternate days/Mondays
    un jour/lundi sur deux
  • 3 (American English) (other)

transitive verb

British English: /ˈɔːltəneɪt/
, /ˈɒltəneɪt/
American English: /ˈɔltərˌneɪt/
  • to alternate something and ou with something
    alterner quelque chose et quelque chose

intransitive verb

British English: /ˈɔːltəneɪt/
, /ˈɒltəneɪt/
American English: /ˈɔltərˌneɪt/
  • 1 (swap)
    (people)
    se relayer
    (colours, patterns, seasons)
    alterner (with avec)
    Paul and Simon alternate (with each other)
    Paul et Simon se relaient
    to alternate with somebody
    relayer quelqu'un, alterner avec quelqu'un
    to alternate between hope and despair/laughing and crying
    passer de l'espoir au désespoir/du rire aux larmes
  • 2 (Electronics)
    (current, voltage)
    être redressé

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