Die Übersetzung von "work" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


noun /wəːk/

effort made in order to achieve or make something

He has done a lot of work on this project


I cannot find work in this town.

a task or tasks; the thing that one is working on

Please clear your work off the table.

a painting, book, piece of music etc

the works of Van Gogh / Shakespeare/Mozart
This work was composed in 1816.

the product or result of a person’s labours

His work has shown a great improvement lately.

one’s place of employment

He left (his) work at 5.30 p.m.
I don’t think I’ll go to work tomorrow.

(the art of making) goods of a particular material

travail de
He learns woodwork at school
This shop sells basketwork.

parts of something, eg a building, made of a particular material

ouvrage de…
The stonework/woodwork/paintwork needs to be renewed.
workable adjective

(of a plan) able to be carried out

a workable solution.
worker noun

a person who works or who is employed in an office, a factory etc

employé/-ée; travailleur/-euse
office workers
car workers.

a manual worker rather than an office-worker etc.


a person who works (hard etc)

He’s a slow/hard worker.
works noun singular or plural

a factory etc

The steelworks is/are closed for the holidays.
work-basket ( work-box)

etc nouns a basket, box etc for holding thread, needlework etc.

corbeille à ouvrage
workbook noun

a book of exercises usually with spaces for answers.

cahier d’exercices
workforce noun

the number of workers (available for work) in a particular industry, factory etc

main d’oeuvre
The factory has a workforce of about 300 people.
working class

the section of society who work with their hands, doing manual labour.

classe ouvrière
working day nouns ( work-day)

a day on which one goes to work, and is not on holiday.

jour ouvrable

the period of actual labour in a normal day at work

journée de travail
My working day is eight hours long.
working hours

the times of day between which one is at work

heures de travail
Normal working hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
working-party nouns ( work-party)

a group of people gathered together (usually voluntarily) to perform a particular physical task

équipe; groupe de travail
They organized a work-party to clear the canal of weeds.
working week

the five days from Monday to Friday inclusive when people go to work.

semaine de travail
workman noun

a man who does manual work

the workmen on a building site.
workmanlike adjective

suitable to a good workman

a workmanlike attitude.

well performed

bien fait
a workmanlike job.
workmanship noun

the skill of a qualified workman; skill in making things

métier; maîtrise professionnelle
We were admiring the superb workmanship of the sculpture.
workmate noun

one of the people who work in the same place of employment as oneself

camarade de travail
Her workmates teased her about being the boss’s favourite.
workout noun

a period of hard physical exercise for the purpose of keeping fit etc

séance d’entraînement
Do these exercises as part of you daily workout.
workshop noun

a room or building, especially in a factory etc where construction and repairs are carried out.


a course of experimental work for a group of people on a particular project.

at work


au travail
He’s writing a novel and he likes to be at work (on it) by eight o’clock every morning.
get/set to work

to start work

se mettre au travail
Could you get to work painting that ceiling?
I’ll have to set to work on this mending this evening.
go to work on

to begin work on

We’re thinking of going to work on an extension to the house.
have one’s work cut out

to be faced with a difficult task

avoir du pain sur la planche
You’ll have your work cut out to beat the champion.
in working order

(of a machine etc) operating correctly

en état de marche
Despite its age, the clock was in perfect working order.
out of work

having no employment

au chômage
He’s been out of work for months.
work of art

a painting, sculpture etc.

oeuvre d’art
work off

to get rid of (something unwanted or unpleasant) by taking physical exercise etc

se débarrasser de
He worked off his anger by running round the garden six times.
work out

to solve or calculate correctly

I can’t work out how many should be left.

to come to a satisfactory end

Don’t worry – it will all work out (in the end).

to perform physical exercises

She works out every day.
work up

to excite or rouse gradually

s’échauffer; dans tous ses états
She worked herself up into a fury. (adjective worked-up: Don’t get so worked-up!).

to raise or create

arriver à avoir
I just can’t work up any energy/appetite/enthusiasm today.
work up to

to progress towards and prepare for

progresser graduellement
Work up to the difficult exercises gradually.
work wonders

to produce marvellous results

faire des miracles
These pills have worked wonders for my rheumatism.

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