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British English: /ˈkɒpi/
American English: /ˈkɑpi/

Translation of copy in French:


  • 3 (journalist's, advertiser's text) to be ou make good copy
    être un bon sujet d'article
    to file (one's) copy
    présenter sa copie or son papier [informal]

transitive verb

  • 1 (imitate)
    copier (person, style, design, system) (from sur)
  • 2 (duplicate)
    copier (document, letter, disk, file)
    to copy something onto a disk
    copier quelque chose sur disquette
    to copy onto paper
    sortir quelque chose sur papier
    to have something copied
    faire faire une copie de quelque chose
  • 3 (write out by hand)
    recopier (exercise, answers, inscription, text) (from sur)
    to copy something into one's book
    recopier quelque chose sur son cahier

intransitive verb

  • (person, candidate, pupil)
    copier (from sur)
    to copy in a test
    copier à un examen

Phrasal verbs

copy down

copy down [something], copy [something] down
recopier (from sur) (into sur)

copy out

copy out [something], copy [something] out

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