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point

Pronunciation: /pɔɪnt/

Translation of point in French:

n

  • 3 (extent, degree) point (m) up to a point jusqu'à un certain point
  • 5 (question, idea) point (m) to make the point that faire remarquer que you've made your point vous vous êtes exprimé to make a point of doing (as matter of pride) mettre un point d'honneur à faire (do deliberately) faire exprès
  • 6 (central idea) point (m) essentiel to come straight to the point aller droit au fait to keep or stick to the point rester dans le sujet to miss the point ne pas comprendre that's beside the point là n'est pas la question to get the point comprendre that's not the point il ne s'agit pas de cela
  • 7 (purpose) objet (m) what's the point of doing…? à quoi bon faire…? there's no point in doing ça ne sert à rien de faire I don't see the point of doing je ne vois pas l'intérêt de faire
  • 9 (in scoring) point (m) match point (in tennis) balle (f) de match

vt

  • 1 (aim, direct) to point sth at sb braquer qch sur qn [camera, gun] to point one's finger at sb montrer qn du doigt
  • 2 (show) to point the way to indiquer la direction de

vi

  • 1 (indicate) indiquer or montrer (du doigt) to point at sb/sth montrer qn/qch du doigt
  • 2 [signpost, arrow, compass] indiquer to be pointing at sb [gun, camera] être braqué/-e sur qn

Phrasal verbs

point out

montrer [place, person] (to à)
faire remarquer [fact, discrepancy]

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