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over is often used with another preposition in English ( to, in, on) without altering the meaning. In this case over is usually not translated in French: to be over in France = être en France; to swim over to sb = nager vers qn.


  • 1 par-dessus he jumped over it il a sauté par-dessus to wear a sweater over one's shirt porter un pull par-dessus sa chemise a bridge over the Thames un pont sur la Tamise
  • 2 (across) it's just over the road c'est juste de l'autre côté de la rue over here/there par ici/là come over here! viens (par) ici!
  • 3 (above) au-dessus de they live over the shop ils habitent au-dessus de la boutique children over six les enfants de plus de six ans temperatures over 40° des températures supérieures à or au-dessus de 40°
  • 4 (in the course of) over the weekend pendant le week-end over the last few days au cours de ces derniers jours over the years avec le temps over Christmas à Noël
  • 5to be over s'être remis/-e de [illness, operation] to be over the worst avoir passé le pire
  • 6 (by means of) over the phone par téléphone over the radio à la radio
  • 7 (everywhere) all over the house partout dans la maison

adj, adv

  • 2 (more) children of six and over les enfants de plus de six ans
  • 3to invite or ask sb over inviter qn we had them over on Sunday ils sont venus dimanche
  • 4 (on radio, TV) over to you à vous now over to our Paris studios nous passons l'antenne à nos studios de Paris
  • 5 (showing repetition) five times over cinq fois de suite to start all over again recommencer à zéro I had to do it over (AmE) j'ai dû recommencer I've told you over and over (again)… je t'ai dit je ne sais combien de fois…

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