Die Übersetzung von "sit" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


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!

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