Übersetzung von “wait” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

wait

verb intransitivewait /weɪt/
to stop or delay doing sth until sth happens or sb arrives
attendre

I'll wait here.
Je vais attendre ici.

Wait for me!
Attends-moi.

Can you wait (for) a few minutes?
Pouvez-vous patienter quelques minutes ?

Let's wait to see if it rains.
Attendons de voir s'il pleut.
keep sb waiting
to make sb wait a long time
faire attendre qqn

He kept me waiting for two hours!
Il m'a fait attendre pendant deux heures !
to be expecting or hoping sth will arrive or happen
attendre

I've been waiting for this email for so long.
J'attends cet e-mail depuis si longtemps.

the day we have all been waiting for
le jour que nous attendions tous

The company is waiting for me to make a decision.
L'entreprise attend que je prenne une décision.
sth can wait
used to say sth can be done later
qqch peut attendre

We have to fill these orders now - the rest can wait.
Nous devons livrer ces commandes maintenant ; le reste peut attendre.
be waiting
ready for sb to use or deal with
attendre

Dinner was waiting for her at home.
Le dîner l'attendait à la maison.
can't wait
indicates sb is excited about sth that is going to happen
mourir d'impatience

I can't wait until my birthday!
Je meurs d'impatience d'être à mon anniversaire !
wait a minute/second
used to ask sb to wait
attends/-endez une minute/seconde

Wait a second, I'm almost done.
Attendez une seconde, j'ai presque fini.
indicates you have just realized sth
minute

Wait a minute - I know who he is.
Minute, je sais qui il est.
used to ask sb to wait
attends/-endez une minute/seconde

Wait a second, I'm almost done.
Attendez une seconde, j'ai presque fini.
indicates you have just realized sth
minute

Wait a minute - I know who he is.
Minute, je sais qui il est.
wait and see
indicates sb will have to wait to find out what will happen
attendre (de voir)

We'll just have to wait and see if she's feeling better tomorrow.
Nous n'aurons qu'à attendre de voir si elle se sent mieux demain.
wait tables
to have a job serving people in a restaurant
être serveur/-euse

He waited tables while he was in college.
Il travaillait comme serveur pendant qu'il était à l'université.
wait until/til
spoken used to introduce sth you are excited about
attends/-endez de savoir

Wait till you hear what we did today!
Attends de savoir ce que nous avons fait aujourd'hui.

wait around

verb phrasalwait around [ ˈweɪt əˈraʊnd ]
to wait for a long time for sth to happen
attendre

people waiting around for the band to start playing
les gens attendant que l'orchestre se mette à jouer

wait up

verb phrasalwait up [ ˈweɪt ˈʌp ] spoken
used to tell sb to wait until you get to where they are
attendre qqn

Hey, wait up - I'm coming.
Hé, attendez-moi, j'arrive.
to stay awake at night waiting for sb
veiller jusqu'au retour de qqn

His mother was waiting up when he got home.
Sa mère veillait jusqu'à son retour à la maison.

wait

noun countablewait /weɪt/
(usually sg) the time sb waits for sth
attente feminine

a long wait in the doctor's office
une longue attente au cabinet médical

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

wait

verb /weit/

(with for) to remain or stay (in the same place or without doing anything)

attendre
Wait (for) two minutes (here) while I go inside
I’m waiting for John (to arrive).

(with for) to expect

(s’)attendre (à)
I was just waiting for that pile of dishes to fall!

(with on) to serve dishes, drinks etc (at table)

servir
She employed a servant to wait on her guests
He waits at table.
waiter noun (feminine waitress)

a person who serves people with food etc at table

serveur/-euse
She is a waitress in a café
Which waiter served you in the restaurant?
waiting list noun

a list of the names of people who are waiting for something

liste d’attente
She is on the waiting list for medical treatment.
waiting room noun

a room in which people may wait (eg at a station, doctor’s surgery etc).

salle d’attente

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