Die Übersetzung von "down" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


adverb /daun/

towards or in a low or lower position, level or state

vers le bas, en bas
He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.

on or to the ground

par terre
The little boy fell down and cut his knee.

from earlier to later times

The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.

from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc

en/de moins
Prices have been going down steadily.

towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre

We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
downward adjective

leading, moving etc down

His career has taken a downward curve.
downward(s) adverb

towards a lower position or state

vers le bas
The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-out noun, adjective

(a person) having no money and no means of earning a living

clochard/-arde; sans le sou
a hostel for down-and-outs.
down-at-heel adjective

shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed.

Although this part of town looks a bit down-at-heel these days, it is stil worth a visit.
downcast adjective

(of a person) depressed; in low spirits

He wore a downcast expression on his face.
downfall noun

a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin

chute, ruine
the downfall of the Roman empire.
downgrade verb

to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance

Greece’s credit rating was downgraded.
downhearted adjective

depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something

Don’t be downhearted! We may yet win.
downhill adverb

down a slope

en descendant
The road goes downhill all the way from our house to yours.

towards a worse and worse state

sur le déclin
We expected him to die, I suppose, because he’s been going steadily downhill for months.
downhill racing noun

racing downhill on skis.

(épreuve de) descente
down-in-the-mouth adjective

miserable; in low spirits.

He was rather down-in-the mouth after the trip was cancelled.
down payment

a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time.

They have enough money to make their first down payment on a house.
downpour noun

a very heavy fall of rain.

We were caught in a torrential downpour.
downright adverb

plainly; there’s no other word for it

I think he was downright rude!
downstairs adjective

, downstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor

du bas; en bas
He walked downstairs
I left my book downstairs
a downstairs flat.
downstream adverb

further along a river towards the sea

en aval
We found/rowed the boat downstream.
down-to-earth adjective

practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc

She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
downtown adjective

(American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping

du centre (ville)
downtown Manhattan.
downtown adverb

(also down town) in or towards this area

en ville
I went downtown yesterday.
down-trodden adjective

badly treated; treated without respect

She plays the role of a downtrodden wife in the play.
be/go down with

to be or become ill with

tomber malade de
The children all went down with measles.
down on one’s luck

having bad luck.

She found herself down on her luck.
down tools

to stop working

When the Anderson was sacked, his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with

get rid of

à bas
Down with the dictator!
get down to

to begin working seriously at or on

se mettre à
I must get down to some work!
suit (someone) down to the ground

to suit perfectly

aller comme un gant
That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.

(Die Übersetzung von "down" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)