Übersetzung von “well” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


adverbwell /wɛl/ ( better, best )
to a good or excellent standard

He's doing well in his new job.
Il réussit bien dans son nouveau travail.
effectively or with skill

She writes very well.
Elle écrit très bien.

Stir the milk in well.
Ajoutez le lait en tournant bien.
very much

The novel was well worth waiting for.
Le roman valait bien qu'on l'attende.
as well
in addition to
en plus de , aussi

I'll be there and John will as well.
Je serai présent et John le sera aussi.

Bring something to eat as well as your bathing suit.
Amenez quelque chose à manger en plus de votre maillot de bain.
do well (for yourself)
to be earning plenty of money
bien s'en sortir

He's a lawyer and doing very well for himself.
Il est avocat et s'en sort très bien.
may/might as well
indicates you think sth is a good idea even if it is not perfect
peut/pourrait aussi bien

We might as well start without Gina.
On pourrait aussi bien commencer sans Gina.
could/might/may well
indicates sth is likely
il se pourrait/peut bien que

He may well have misunderstood me.
Il se peut bien qu'il m'ait mal compris.
well done
Brit used to praise

Well done everyone!
Bravo à tous !


interjectionwell /wɛl/
used to start a statement, especially a reply expressing doubt or disagreement
eh bien , enfin

"I think he stole it." "Well, there isn't any proof."
"Je pense qu'il l'a volé." "Enfin, il n'y a aucune preuve."

Well, how about meeting for lunch?
Eh bien, que diriez-vous de se retrouver pour déjeuner ?
indicates surprise, anger, etc.
eh bien

Well, that was a nasty thing to say!
Eh bien, en voilà de vilaines paroles !
well, well
tiens, tiens

Well, well, look who's over there.
Tiens, tiens, regardez qui voilà.
oh well
indicates acceptance of sth bad
tant pis

Oh well, we'll just have to come back later.
Tant pis, nous n'aurons qu'à revenir plus tard.


adjectivewell /wɛl/ ( better, best )
≠ill, sick; in good health
en bonne santé

"How's your mother?" "Very well, thanks."
"Comment va ta mère ?" "Très bien, merci."
not feel well
ne pas se sentir bien

He didn't feel very well.
Il ne se sentait pas très bien.
Get well soon!
used to wish sb better health
Remets-toi / remettez-vous vite !
; see also just


noun countablewell /wɛl/
a hole in the ground from which water is taken
puits masculine

The well had dried up.
Le puits s'est asséché.
a hole in the ground from which oil or gas is taken
puits masculine

oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico
les puits de pétrole du Golfe du Mexique

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


noun /wel/

a lined shaft made in the earth from which to obtain water, oil, natural gas etc

an oil well.

the space round which a staircase winds

cage (d’escalier)
He fell down the stairwell.


adjective /wel/ (comparative better /ˈbetə/, superlative best /best/)


I don’t feel very / at all well
She doesn’t look very well
She’s been ill, but she’s quite well now.

in a satisfactory state or condition

All is well now.

in a good, satisfactory etc way etc, as in well-behaved.


very much, as in well-known.

well-behaved adjective

behaving correctly

well-behaved children.
well-being noun


She is always very concerned about her mother’s well-being.
well-bred adjective

(of a person) having good manners

bien élevé
a well-bread young woman.
well-built adjective

muscular; having a strong, handsome figure

bien bâti
a well-built man in his early forties.
well-done adjective

(of meat) cooked until there is no blood in it; (of food) cooked for a long time

I’d like my steak well-done, please.
well-earned adjective

thoroughly deserved

bien mérité
a well-earned rest.
well-educated adjective

educated to a good standard

a well-educated woman.
well-fed adjective

correctly and sufficiently fed

bien nourri
a healthy and well-fed cat.
well-groomed adjective

of smart, tidy appearance

A well-groomed gentleman appeared at the door.
well-informed adjective

having or showing a thorough knowledge

bien informé
a well-informed person/essay.
well-known adjective

familiar or famous

a well-known TV personality.
well-made adjective

bien fait
a well-made table.
well-mannered adjective


bien élevé
a pleasant well-mannered boy.
well-off adjective


He is very well-off
a well-off young lady.


aisé, bien nanti
You do not know when you are well off.
well-read /-ˈred/ adjective

having read many books etc; intelligent

a well-read student.
well-spoken adjective

(of a person) speaking with a pleasing voice, in a grammatically correct way etc

qui parle bien
a well-spoken woman
well-to-do adjective

having enough money to live comfortably

She comes from a well-to-do family.
well-wisher noun

a person who wishes one success etc

personne qui veut du bien (à); admirateur/-trice
Well-wishers had gathered at the narbour to see him set off on his round-the-world trip.
as well

in addition; too

If you go, I’ll go as well.
as well as

in addition to

en plus de
She works in a restaurant in the evenings as well as doing a full-time job during the day.
be just as well

to be fortunate; to be no cause for regret

aussi bien que
It’s just as well (that) you didn’t go – the meeting was cancelled.
be as well to

to be advisable or sensible

valoir mieux
It would be as well to go by train because the roads will be very busy at the weekend.
very well

fine, okay

très bien
Have you finished? Very well, you may go now.
well done!

used in congratulating a person

I hear you won the competition. Well done!
well enough

fairly, but not particularly, well

pas trop mal
He did well enough in the test.
well up in

knowing a great deal about

bien renseigné
He’s very well up in financial matters.



with good reason; with justice

You may well look ashamed – that was a cruel thing to do
You can’t very well refuse to go.

with approval or praise

en bien
He speaks well of you.

used (with eg damn, jollyetc) for emphasis

You can jolly well do it yourself!


Examine the car well before you buy it.

to a great or considerable extent

He is well over fifty.



used when re-starting a conversation, starting an explanation etc

eh bien
Do you remember John Watson? Well, he’s become a teacher.

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