Übersetzung von “sit” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbsit /sɪt/ ( sitting pt pp sat )
intransitive to be in a position on a seat or the ground with your back upright
être assis/-ise

He was sitting on the floor.
Il était assis par terre.

people sitting at tables outside the restaurant
des gens assis à des tables à l'extérieur du restaurant

The dog sat quietly waiting.
Le chien était assis, attendant tranquillement.
transitive-intransitive ( sit down,) to put yourself or sb else in a sitting position

Laura came and sat next to me.
Laura est venue s'asseoir à côté de moi.

Please sit down.
Veuillez vous asseoir.

She sat the boy on the bed to undress him.
Elle assit le garçon sur le lit pour le déshabiller.
intransitive (of an object) to be in a particular place or position

I left the box sitting on the bed.
J'ai laissé la boîte (reposant) sur le lit.
intransitive to wait somewhere, especially for a long time

The train sat in the station for twenty minutes.
Le train est resté en gare pendant vingt minutes.
intransitive to be a member of a group that makes decisions

She sits on the board of directors.
Elle siège au comité directeur.
transitive Brit to take an exam

students sitting their exams
les étudiants passant leurs examens

sit around

verb phrasalsit around [ ˈsɪt əˈraʊnd ]
to do nothing interesting or useful
rester assis (à ne rien faire)

He just sits around watching TV all the time.
Il se contente de rester assis à regarder la télé tout le temps.

sit back

verb phrasalsit back [ ˈsɪt ˈbæk ]
to relax
se détendre

Sit back and enjoy yourself.
Détends-toi et profite du moment.

sit by

verb phrasalsit by [ ˈsɪt ˈbaɪ ]
to do nothing to stop sth bad from happening
rester les bras ballants

People just sat by and watched as genocide happened.
Les gens restaient les bras ballants à regarder le génocide se produire.

sit down

verb phrasalsit down [ ˈsɪt ˈdaʊn ]
to put yourself or sb else in a sitting position

She sat down in a chair.
Elle s'est assise dans un fauteuil.

sit in on

verb phrasalsit in on [ ˈsɪt ˈɪn ˌɑn, ˌɔn ]
to go to a meeting, class, etc. to listen without taking part
assister en silence

The dean sat in on two classes.
Le doyen a assisté en silence à deux cours.

sit through

verb phrasalsit through [ ˈsɪt ˈθru ]
to listen or watch all of sth that is long
rester tout le long de

We sat through the whole two-hour speech.
Nous sommes restés tout le long du discours de deux heures.

sit up

verb phrasalsit up [ ˈsɪt ˈʌp ]
to move from lying down to a sitting position
se redresser

He sat up suddenly.
Il se redressa soudain.

The nurse sat her up in bed.
L'infirmière l'a assise dans le lit.
to sit with your back straight
se redresser

Sit up straight!
Redresse-toi !

(Übersetzung von “sit” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /sit/ (present participle sitting, past tense, past participle sat /sӕt/)

to (cause to) rest on the buttocks; to (cause to) be seated

(s’)asseoir; être assis
He likes sitting on the floor
They sat me in the chair and started asking questions.

to lie or rest; to have a certain position

être posé
The parcel is sitting on the table.

(with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc)

siéger (dans); faire partie (de)
He sat on several committees.

(of birds) to perch

être perché
An owl was sitting in the tree by the window.

to undergo (an examination)

se présenter à
Beth sits her geography exam today.

to take up a position, or act as a model, in order to have one’s picture painted or one’s photograph taken

She is sitting for a portrait/photograph.

(of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session

Parliament sits from now until Christmas.
sitter noun

a person who poses for a portrait etc.


a baby-sitter.

sitting noun

a period of continuous action, meeting etc

I read the whole book at one sitting
The committee were prepared for a lengthy sitting.
sit-in noun

an occupation of a building etc by protesters

manifestation, sit-in
The students staged a sit-in.
sitting room noun

a room used mainly for sitting in.

sitting target ( sitting duck)

someone or something that is in an obvious position to be attacked

victime toute désignée
If they’re reducing staff, he’s a sitting target.
sit back

to rest and take no part in an activity

rester à se croiser les bras
He just sat back and let it all happen.
sit down

to (cause to) take a seat, take a sitting position

Let’s sit down over here
He sat the child down on the floor.
sit out

to remain seated during a dance

sauter une danse
Let’s sit (this one) out.

to remain inactive and wait until the end of

attendre la fin de
They’ll try to sit out the crisis.
sit tight

to keep the same position or be unwilling to move or act

ne pas bouger
The best thing to do is to sit tight and see if things improve.
sit up

to rise to a sitting position

s’asseoir bien droit
Can the patient sit up?

to remain awake, not going to bed

I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!

(Übersetzung von “sit” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)