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outside
British English: /aʊtˈsʌɪd/
, /ˈaʊtsʌɪd/
British English: /aʊtˈsʌɪd/

Translation of outside in French:

noun

  • 1 (of object, building) to be blue/crisp on the outside
    être bleu/croustillant à l'extérieur
    on the outside of
    (on surface itself) sur l'extérieur de (box, file, fabric)
    (in external space) à l'extérieur de (building)
    you can't open the door from the outside
    on ne peut pas ouvrir la porte de dehors or de l'extérieur
  • 2 (Automobile)to overtake on the outside
    (in UK and Australia) doubler sur la droite
    (in US and Europe) doubler sur la gauche
  • 4 (not within company, institution etc) to bring in an expert from (the) outside
    faire venir un expert de l'extérieur
    to smuggle something in from (the) outside
    faire entrer quelque chose clandestinement

adjective

  • 4 (beyond usual environment)
    (interests, commitments)
    (outside home) en dehors de la maison
    (outside work) en dehors de son/votre etc travail
    the outside world
    le monde extérieur
  • 6 (faint) an outside chance
    une faible chance

adverb

  • (play, wait)
    dehors
    (film)
    tourné en extérieur

also: outside in adjective phrase, adverb phrase

  • à l'envers

preposition outside of

  • 1 (not within)
    en dehors de (city, community)
    de l'autre côté de (boundary)
    à l'extérieur de (convent, prison)
    au large de (harbour)
  • 2 (in front of)
    devant (house, shop)
  • 3 (over) to wear a shirt outside one's trousers
    porter une chemise sur son pantalon
  • 4 [figurative] (beyond) outside her family/her work
    en dehors de ses proches/son travail
    outside office hours
    en dehors des heures de bureau
    outside our jurisdiction
    hors de notre juridiction
    it's outside my experience
    je n'ai jamais été confronté à ce problème

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