There are 2 main translations of derrière in English:

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derrière 1

Pronunciation: / dɛʀjɛʀ /

préposition

adverbe

Idioms

être toujours derrière le dos de quelqu'un

to be always on (familier) at somebody (anglais britannique) , to be always bugging (familier) somebody

il ne fait rien par lui-même, il faut toujours être derrière lui

he never gets anything done unless you keep after him

il a les syndicats derrière lui

the unions are behind him

elle a laissé deux enfants derrière elle

she died leaving two children

s'abriter or se retrancher derrière quelqu'un

to hide behind somebody

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There are 2 main translations of derrière in English:

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derrière 2
Pronunciation: / dɛʀjɛʀ /

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