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backwards (British English) also: backward Pronunciation: / ˈbækwəd / (American English)
Pronunciation: /ˈbakwədz/
Pronunciation: / ˈbækwərdz /

Translation of backwards in French:


  • a backwards jump/glance/step
    un bond/regard/pas en arrière


  • 1 (in a reverse direction)
    (walk, crawl)
    à reculons
    (lean, step, fall)
    to face backwards
    tourner le dos
    to move backwards facing backwards to be facing backwards
    avoir le dos tourné
    to travel backwards and forwards
    faire la navette
    between entre
    to walk backwards and forwards
    faire des allées et venues
    to swing backwards and forwards
    se balancer
  • 2 (starting from the end)
    à rebours
    (play, wind)
    à l'envers
    to say ou recite something backwards
    dire quelque chose en commençant par la fin
  • 3 (the wrong way round) See examples: to put something on backwards
    mettre quelque chose devant-derrière or à l'envers
    to get something backwards
    mal comprendre
    (message, instructions)
    you've got it all backwards!
    tu as tout mélangé!
  • 4 (thoroughly) See examples: to know something backwards
    connaître quelque chose par cœur

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