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British English: /kɔːs/
American English: /kɔrs/

Translation of course in French:


  • 1 (progression) (of time, event, history, nature)
    cours (m) (of de)
    in the course of
    au cours de
    in the course of time
    avec le temps
    in the normal ou ordinary course of things ou events in the course of doing
    en faisant
    in the course of construction/development
    en cours de construction/développement
    to take its course to run ou follow its course
    suivre son cours
    in due course to change the course of something
    changer le cours de quelque chose
  • 2 (route) (of river, road, planet, star)
    (of boat, plane) cap (m)
    to be on ou hold ou steer a course
    (Aviation, Nautical)
    tenir un cap
    to be on course for
    aller vers
    the economy is back on course
    l'économie s'est restabilisée
    to be ou go off course to change course
    (gen) [literal]
    changer de direction
    (Aviation, Nautical)
    changer de cap
    changer d'avis
    to set (a) course for
    (Aviation, Nautical)
    mettre le cap sur
    course of action
    moyen (m) d'action, parti (m)
    to take a course of action
    prendre un parti
    this is the only course open to us
    c'est le seul parti qui s'offre à nous
  • 3 (School, University)
    cours (m) (in en)
    (of de)
    art/French course
    cours (m) d'art/de français
    beginners' course
    cours (m) pour débutants
    introductory/advanced course
    cours (m) inaugural/avancé
    a course of study
    programme (m) scolaire
    cursus (m) universitaire
    to go on a course to be on a course
  • 5 (Sport) (in golf, athletics)
    (Horse racing)
    cours (m)
    to stay the course
    finir la course
    tenir bon
  • 6 (part of meal) second/third course
    deuxième/troisième plat (m)
    the fish course
    le plat de poisson
    the cheese course
    le plateau de fromages
  • 7 (Construction)
    assise (f)

transitive verb

  • (Hunting)
    courir (quarry)
    faire courir (hounds)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (rush) the tears coursed down her cheeks
    les larmes coulaient sur ses joues
    the blood was coursing through ou in her veins
    le sang coulait dans ses veines
    ideas were coursing through his mind
    les idées se bousculaient dans son esprit
  • 2 (Sport)
    courir le lièvre
  • also: -course
    (dans composés) three/five-course
    de trois/cinq plats

also: of course adverb phrase

  • of course I do! of course he doesn't!
    bien sûr que non!
    ‘did you lock the door?’—‘of course I did!’
    ‘tu as fermé la porte à clé?’—‘mais oui, enfin!’
    ‘you didn't believe him?’—‘of course not!’
    ‘tu ne l'as pas cru?’—‘mais non, voyons!’
    it might rain/it's too expensive, of course
    évidemment il pourrait pleuvoir/c'est trop cher
    you'll stay for dinner, of course?
    vous allez bien rester dîner?

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