Übersetzung von “start” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbstart /stɑrt/
transitive-intransitive to begin
commencer , débuter , se mettre à

Everyone started talking at the same time.
Tout le monde s'est mis à parler en même temps.

The dog started to bark.
Le chien s'est mis à aboyer.

If we start now, we'll be done before lunch.
Si nous commençons maintenant, nous aurons fini avant le déjeuner.

I start my new job next week.
Je commence mon nouveau travail la semaine prochaine.
intransitive to begin to happen
se mettre à

It started to rain.
Il s'est mis à pleuvoir.
transitive to begin a new thing
démarrer , lancer

I'm thinking of starting my own company.
Je pense à lancer ma propre société.

She starts school next week.
Elle démarre l'école la semaine prochaine.
transitive to begin in a particular way
débuter , commencer

He started his presentation with some statistics.
Il a débuté sa présentation avec quelques statistiques.

Eating a healthy breakfast is a good way to start the day.
Manger un petit-déjeuner sain est un bon moyen de commencer la journée.
transitive-intransitive (of a machine) to begin working, or to make it begin working
démarrer , (se) mettre en marche

I couldn't start the engine.
Je n'arrivais pas à démarrer le moteur.

The lawnmower wouldn't start.
La tondeuse à gazon ne voulait pas se mettre en marche.
get started
to begin

Let's get started please.
Commençons, je vous prie.
to start with
=at first; at the beginning

We'll have champagne to start with.
Nous allons d'abord prendre le champagne.
indicates your first point

To start with, he's never on time.
Premièrement, il n'est jamais à l'heure.
=at first; at the beginning

We'll have champagne to start with.
Nous allons d'abord prendre le champagne.
indicates your first point

To start with, he's never on time.
Premièrement, il n'est jamais à l'heure.

start off

verb phrasalstart off [ ˈstɑrt ˈɔf, ˈɒf ]
to begin in a particular way
commencer , débuter

He started off by greeting the crowd.
Il a commencé par saluer la foule.

They started the session off with relaxation exercises.
Ils ont débuté la session avec des exercices de relaxation.

start on

verb phrasalstart on [ ˈstɑrt ˌɒn, ˌɔn ]
to begin a long process

I don't want to start on another book now.
Je ne veux pas commencer un autre livre maintenant.

start out

verb phrasalstart out [ ˈstɑrt ˈaʊt ]
to begin in a particular way
commencer , débuter

We started out with just three employees.
Nous avons commencé/débuté avec juste trois employés.
to begin a trip
se mettre en route

The men started out at dawn.
Les hommes se sont mis en route à l'aube.

start over

verb phrasalstart over [ ˈstɑrt ˈoʊvər ]
to begin again

We need to start over.
Nous devons recommencer.


nounstart /stɑrt/
countable the beginning of a period of time or activity
début masculine , commencement masculine , départ masculine

the start of the week
le début de la semaine

From the start, the vacation was a disaster.
Dès le début, les vacances ont été un désastre.

an excellent start to the project
un excellent départ pour le projet

He dies right at the start of the story.
Il meurt tout au début de l'histoire.
=starting line; singular the place a race begins
ligne feminine de départ

The runners are lining up at the start.
Les coureurs sont sur la ligne de départ.
for a start
indicates your first point
pour commencer

For a start, you shouldn't have left without telling me.
Pour commencer, tu n'aurais pas dû partir sans me le dire.
make a start
to begin
se mettre à

We'll make a start on the housework.
Nous allons faire le ménage.

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


verb /staː/

to leave or begin a journey

We shall have to start at 5.30 a.m. in order to get to the boat in time.

to begin

commencer (à)
He starts working at six o’clock every morning
She started to cry
She starts her new job next week
Haven’t you started (on) your meal yet?
What time does the play start?

to (cause an engine etc to) begin to work

(faire) démarrer
I can’t start the car
The car won’t start
The clock stopped but I started it again.

to cause something to begin or begin happening etc

One of the students decided to start a college magazine.
starter noun

a person, horse etc that actually runs etc in a race.


a person who gives the signal for the race to start.


a device in a car etc for starting the engine.

starting-point noun

the point from which something begins.

point de départ
for a start

(used in argument etc) in the first place, or as the first point in an argument

pour commencer
You can’t have a new bicycle because for a start we can’t afford one.
get off to a good/bad start

to start well or badly in a race, business etc

bien/mal commencer
Chelsea got off to a bad start when they conceded a penalty just two minutes into the game.
start off

to begin a journey

se mettre en route
It’s time we started off.

to cause or allow something to begin, someone to start doing something etc

The money lent to him by his father started him off as a bookseller.
start out

to begin a journey; to start off

se mettre en route
We shall have to start out at dawn.
start up

to (cause to) begin or begin working etc

The machine suddenly started up
He has started up a new boys’ club.
to start with

at the beginning

au début
He was very nervous to start with.

as the first point (in an argument etc)

There are many reasons why he shouldn’t get the job. To start with, he isn’t qualified.



in a race etc, the advantage of beginning before or further forward than others, or the amount of time, distance etc gained through this

The youngest child in the race got a start of five metres
The driver of the stolen car already had twenty minutes’ start before the police began the pursuit.


verb /staːt/

to jump or jerk suddenly because of fright, surprise etc

The sudden noise made me start.



a shock

What a start the news gave me!

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