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following
British English: /ˈfɒləʊɪŋ/
American English: /ˈfɑloʊɪŋ/

Translation of following in French:

noun

  • 1
    uncountable (of theorist, religion, cult)
    adeptes
    mfpl
    (of party, political figure)
    partisans/-anes
    mpl/fpl
    (of soap opera, show)
    (of sports team)
    supporters
    mpl
    the cult has a huge/small following
    la secte a énormément/peu d'adeptes
    a writer with a loyal/young following
    un écrivain qui a un public fidèle/jeune
    the party wants to build up its following in the south
    le parti veut se faire des partisans dans le sud
  • 2 (before list or explanation) See examples: you will need the following
    vous aurez besoin des choses suivantes
    the following have been elected
    les personnes suivantes ont été élues
    the following is a guide to…
    ce qui suit est un guide sur…

adjective (tjrs épith)

  • 1 (next)
    (day, year, article, chapter, remark) (after n)
    they were married the following June
    ils se sont mariés au mois de juin suivant
    the following women/reasons
    les femmes/les raisons suivantes
  • 2 (from the rear)
    (wind)
    my car will do 120 km/h with a following wind [humorous]
    ma voiture peut faire du 120 km/h avec le vent en poupe

preposition

  • suite à, à la suite de
    (incident, allegation, publication)
    following your request for information
    suite à votre demande de renseignements

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