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about

Pronunciation: /əˈbaʊt/

Translation of about in French:

adj

adv

  • 1 environ, à peu près about an hour environ une heure it's about the same c'est à peu près pareil at about 6 pm vers 18 h it's just about ready c'est presque prêt
  • 2there was no one about il n'y avait personne there is a lot of flu about il y a beaucoup de grippes en ce moment he's somewhere about il est dans les parages

prep

  • 1 (concerning) a book about France un livre sur la France what's it about? (of book, film) ça parle de quoi? may I ask what it's about? pourriez-vous me dire de quoi il s'agit? it's about my son c'est au sujet de mon fils
  • 2there's something odd about him il a quelque chose de bizarre what I like about her is her honesty ce que j'aime chez elle c'est sa franchise
  • 3 (around) to wander about the streets errer dans les rues
  • 4how or what about some tea? et si on prenait un thé? how about going into town? et si on allait en ville?
  • 5what about the legal costs? et les frais de justice? what about you? et toi?

Idioms

it's about time (that) somebody made an effort

il serait temps que quelqu'un fasse un effort

about time too!

ce n'est pas trop tôt! [fam]

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