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British English: /sləʊ/
American English: /sloʊ/

Translation of slow in French:


  • 1 (not quick)
    (runner, vehicle, gesture, movement, progress, process, development)
    the pace of life is slow here
    on vit au ralenti ici
    to fall into a slow decline
    tomber lentement dans le déclin
    to make slow progress/a slow recovery
    avancer/se remettre lentement
    the slow movement (Music)
    le mouvement lent
    to be slow to do attitudes are slow to change
    les attitudes changent lentement
    he is slow to anger
    il lui en faut beaucoup pour se mettre en colère
    to be slow in doing
  • 2 (dull)
    (film, novel, play, plot)
  • 3 (slack)
    (business, demand, trade, market)
    (economic growth)
  • 4 (intellectually unresponsive)
    (child, pupil, learner)
    lent (d'esprit)
    slow at something
    faible en quelque chose
  • 5 (showing incorrect time) (clock, watch) to be slow to be 10 minutes slow
    retarder de 10 minutes
  • 7 (Sport)
    (pitch, court)


  • (go, drive, travel) (gen) lentement
    to go slow
    freiner la production
    slow-cooked dish
    plat mijoté.

transitive or intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

slow down

1 slow down
(train, runner, pulse, output, economy)
to slow (down) to a crawl
rouler au pas
to slow (down) to 20 km/h
ralentir à 20 km/h
to slow (down) to 2%
tomber à 2%
at your age you should slow down
à ton âge tu devrais ralentir (tes activités )
2 slow down [something/somebody], slow [something/somebody] down
ralentir (car, traffic, runner, progress, production)
the illness has slowed her down
la maladie l'a diminuée

slow up

= → slow down

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