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British English: /pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
American English: /pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of position in French:


  • 1 (situation, state) to be in an awkward/impossible position
    se trouver dans une situation délicate/impossible
    the management is in a strong position
    la direction est en position de force
    to be in a position to do
    être en mesure de faire
    to be in a good position to do
    être bien placé pour faire
    to be in no position to do
    être mal placé pour faire
    to undertake something from a position of strength
    entreprendre quelque chose à partir d'une position de force
    to be ou find oneself in the happy/unhappy position of doing
    avoir la chance/malchance de faire
    if I were in your position
    si j'étais à ta place:
    put yourself in my position!
    mets-toi à ma place!
    well, what's the position?
  • 2 (attitude, stance) I understand your position, but…
    je comprends ta position, mais…
    the official/British position
    la position officielle/britannique
    there has been a change in their negotiating position
    ils ont changé leur position dans les négociations
  • 3 (place, location) to be in position (in place)
    être en place
    (ready) être prêt
    to get into position to hold something in position
    (glue, string)
    maintenir quelque chose en place
    please put everything back in its original position
    veuillez tout remettre à sa place
    I can't see anything from this position
    je ne vois rien d'ici
    the house is in a good position
    la maison est bien située
  • 4 (posture, attitude of body) the sitting position
    la position assise
    to be in a sitting/kneeling position
    être assis/agenouillé
  • 5 (of lever, switch) in the on/off position
    sur la position ouvert/fermé
  • 6 (ranking)
    (in sport, competitive event) position (f)
    can the airline retain its position among the leaders?
    la compagnie aérienne peut-elle conserver sa place parmi les premières?
    to be in third position
    être en troisième position
  • 7 (Sport) his usual position as goalkeeper
    son poste habituel de gardien de but
    what position does he play?
    quel est son poste?
  • 8 (job) to hold ou occupy a senior position
    occuper un poste responsable
    her position as party leader
    son poste de chef du parti
    a position of responsibility
    un poste de responsabilité
  • 11 (counter) ‘position closed’
    ‘guichet fermé’

transitive verb

  • 1 (station)
    poster (policemen, soldiers)
  • 2 (situate)
    disposer (flowerbed, house extension)
  • 3 (get correct angle)
    orienter (telescope, lamp, aerial)

reflexive verb

  • to position oneself
    prendre position
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