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British English: /ˈkaʊntə/
American English: /ˈkaʊn(t)ər/

Translation of counter in French:


  • 1 (service area) (in shop, snack bar)
    (in bank, post office) guichet (m)
    (in pub, bar) bar (m)
    he works behind the counter
    (in bank etc) il travaille au guichet
    (in shop, bar) il est derrière le comptoir
    the man/girl behind the counter
    (in shop) le vendeur/la vendeuse
    (in bank, post office) le caissier/la caissière
    this medicine is available over the counter
    ce médicament est vendu sans ordonnance
    guns are not sold over the counter
    les armes ne sont pas en vente libre
    to buy shares over the counter
    acheter des actions hors cote
    these magazines are sold under the counter
    on vend ces magazines en sous-main
    to do a deal under the counter
    conclure un accord en sous-main
  • 2 (section of a shop) perfume/glove counter
    rayon parfumerie/ganterie

also: counter to preposition phrase

  • (be, go, run)
    à l'encontre de
    (act, behave)
    contrairement à
    this trend runs counter to forecasts
    cette tendance va à l'encontre des prévisions

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (retaliate) I countered by accusing him of theft
    j'ai riposté or répondu en l'accusant de vol
    she countered with a new proposal
    elle a répondu par une nouvelle proposition
    he countered with a left hook
    il a riposté par un crochet du gauche
  • also: counter+
    (dans composés)
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