Die Übersetzung von "tell" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /tel/ (past tense, past participle told /tould/)

to inform or give information to (a person) about (something)

He told the whole story to John
He told John about it.

to order or command; to suggest or warn

demander (de)
I told him to go away.

to say or express in words

I dont like to telling lies.
He wants to tell us a story.

to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide

distinguer, reconnaître, voir
Can you tell the difference between them?
I can’t tell one from the other
You can tell if the meat is cooked by/from the colour.

to give away a secret

parler, répéter
You mustn’t tell or we’ll get into trouble.

to be effective; to be seen to give (good) results

se faire sentir, se reconnaître
Good teaching will always tell.
teller noun

a person who receives or pays out money over the counter at a bank.

caissier/-ère; guichetier/-ère

a person who tells (stories)

a story-teller.
telling adjective

having a great effect

a telling argument.
tellingly adverb

telltale adjective

giving information (often which a person would not wish to be known)

the telltale signs of guilt.
I told you so

I told or warned you that this would happen, had happened etc, and I was right

je vous l’avais bien dit
‘I told you so, but you wouldn’t believe me.
tell off noun (The teacher used to tell me off for not doing my homework telling-off)

réprimander; réprimande
tell on

to have a bad effect on

nuire (à)
Smoking began to tell on his health.

to give information about (a person, usually if they are doing something wrong)

I’m late for work – don’t tell on me!
tell tales

to give away secret or private information about the (usually wrong) actions of others

cafarder, rapporter
You must never tell tales.
tell the time

to (be able to) know what time it is by looking at a clock etc or by any other means

savoir/dire l’heure
He can tell the time from the position of the sun
Could you tell me the time, please?
there’s no telling

it is impossible to know

impossible de dire/savoir (ce que)
There’s no telling what he’ll do!
you never can tell

it is possible

on ne sait jamais
It might rain – you never can tell.

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