There are 2 main translations of pace in French:

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pace 1

British English: /peɪs/
American English: /peɪs/


  • 1 (step) to take a pace backwards/forwards
    faire un pas en arrière/en avant
  • 2 (measure) the room measures 12 paces by 14 paces
    la pièce fait 12 pas sur 14
    12 paces away
    à 12 pas
  • 3 (rate of movement) (of person walking, of life, change) at a fast/slow pace at walking pace
    au pas
    to quicken one's pace
    presser le pas
    at my own pace
    à mon propre rythme
    to keep up the pace
    [literal] [figurative]
    to keep pace with something
    [literal] [figurative]
    arriver à suivre quelque chose
    to keep pace with developments
    rester à la page
    I can't stand the pace
    [literal] [figurative]
    je n'arrive pas à suivre
    to step up/slow down the pace
    accélérer/ralentir le rythme
    to set the pace
    imposer le rythme
  • 4 (speed) to have pace
    être rapide
    to gather pace
    (vehicle, ball)
    prendre de la vitesse
    his lack of pace let him down
    il a perdu à cause de son manque de rapidité

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • also: pace up and down
    marcher à pas lents
    to pace up and down something
    arpenter quelque chose

reflexive verb

  • to pace oneself (in a race)
    doser son effort
    (at work)
    se ménager


to put somebody through their paces

mettre quelqu'un à l'épreuve

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There are 2 main translations of pace in French:

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pace 2
British English: /ˈpɑːtʃeɪ/
, /ˈpeɪsi/
American English: /ˈpeɪˌsi/
, /ˈpɑˌtʃeɪ/


  • [formal]
    n'en déplaise à

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