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backwards (British English) also: backwardPronunciation: /ˈbækwəd/ (American English)
British English: /ˈbakwədz/
American English: /ˈbækwərdz/

Translation of backwards in French:


  • a backwards jump/glance/step
    un bond/regard/pas en arrière


  • 1 (in a reverse direction)
    (walk, crawl)
    à reculons
    (lean, step, fall)
    en arrière
    to face backwards
    tourner le dos
    to move backwards facing backwards (in train) to be facing backwards
    avoir le dos tourné
    to travel backwards and forwards
    faire la navette (between entre)
    to walk backwards and forwards
    faire des allées et venues
    to swing backwards and forwards
    se balancer
  • 2 (starting from the end)
    à rebours
    (play, wind)
    à l'envers
    to say ou recite something backwards
    dire quelque chose en commençant par la fin
  • 3 (the wrong way round) to put something on backwards
    mettre quelque chose devant-derrière or à l'envers
    to get something backwards [figurative]
    mal comprendre (message, instructions)
    you've got it all backwards!
    tu as tout mélangé!
  • 4 (thoroughly) to know something backwards
    connaître quelque chose par cœur
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