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British English: /nəʊt/
American English: /noʊt/

Translation of note in French:


  • 1 (written record) to make a note in
    mettre une note dans (diary, notebook)
    to make a note of
    noter (date, address)
    to take note of [literal] [figurative]
    prendre note de
    take note!
    prenez note!
    to take notes
    (student, secretary)
    prendre des notes
    to speak without notes
    parler sans notes
    according to police notes
    selon le rapport de la police
  • 2 (short letter) to write somebody a note
    écrire un mot à quelqu'un
    a note of thanks
    un mot de remerciement
  • 4 [figurative] (tone) to hit the right note
    trouver le ton juste
    to strike ou hit a wrong note on a less serious note
    en passant à un registre moins sérieux
    to end on an optimistic note
    se terminer sur une note d'optimisme
    to sound a note of caution
    émettre une mise en garde
  • 5 (Music) (sound, symbol) to play ou hit a wrong note
    faire une fausse note
    a high/low note
    une note aiguë/basse
    the black notes (on keyboard)
    les touches (fpl) noires
  • 6 (tone) (in voice) a note of panic
    une note de panique
    the engine took on a different note
    le bruit du moteur a changé
  • 7 (banknote) £500 in notes
    500 livres en billets
    a £20 note
    un billet de 20 livres

also: of note adjective phrase

transitive verb

  • 1 (observe)
    noter (change, increase, similarity, absence)
    to note that …
    noter que …
    it is interesting to note that … the report noted that …
    dans le rapport on a noté or constaté que …
    noting the improvements, the minister said…
    après avoir noté les améliorations, le ministre a dit…
    as I noted last week…
    comme je l'avais noté la semaine dernière…
  • 2 (pay attention to)
    prendre bonne note de (comment, remarks, complaint, concern)
    it should be noted that …
    il faut noter que …
    note that she didn't mention him!
    note bien qu'elle ne l'a pas mentionné!
    aspiring managers, please note!
    managers en puissance, prenez-en de la graine! [informal]
  • 3 (write down)
    noter (date, time, number, symptom) (in dans)
    ‘no change,’ he noted
    ‘aucun changement,’ a-t-il noté

also: noted past participle adjective

  • (intellectual, criminal)
    to be noted/not noted for
    être réputé/ne pas être réputé pour (tact, wit)


to compare notes

échanger ses impressions (with avec)

Phrasal verbs

note down

note down [something], note [something] down
noter (idea, detail)
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