Translation of "part" - English-French dictionary


nounpart /pɑrt/
countable one section or piece of sth
partie feminine

This part of the letter is difficult to understand.
Cette partie de la lettre est difficile à comprendre.

Part of the train set is missing.
Il manque une partie du train électrique.

Which part of your job do you enjoy most?
Quelle partie de votre travail appréciez-vous le plus ?
part of me/him/her etc.
indicates sb is uncertain about how they feel
une part de moi/lui / d'elle etc.

Part of me wants to forgive him.
Une part de moi veut lui pardonner.
countable an acting role in a play, movie, etc.
rôle masculine

She plays a leading part in the show.
Elle joue un rôle principal dans le spectacle.

the part of Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet"
le rôle de Roméo dans "Roméo et Juliette"
countable-uncountable how sb is involved or participates
rôle masculine

She felt guilty about the part she had played in his death.
Elle se sentait coupable du rôle qu'elle avait joué dans sa mort.
take part in
to be involved in
prendre part à

Thousands of runners take part in the marathon each year.
Des milliers de coureurs prennent part au marathon chaque année.
countable the line on your head where your hair separates
raie feminine

a center/side part
une raie au milieu / sur le côté
for the most part
dans l'ensemble

He is, for the most part, a happy child.
Dans l'ensemble, c'est un enfant heureux.
in part
formal=partly,; ≠wholly; to some extent
en partie

The problems we had were, in part, related to bad management.
Les problèmes que nous avions étaient en partie liés à une mauvaise administration.
on sb's part/on the part of
done by or in relation to sb
de la part de qqn

There was no animosity on her part.
Il n'y avait aucune animosité de sa part.


verbpart /pɑrt/
transitive-intransitive (of the two sides of sth) to move apart from each other

The surgeon carefully parted the two sections of flesh.
Le chirurgien écarta avec précaution les deux sections de chair.

The waters parted and they walked across the river.
Les eaux s'ouvrirent et ils traversèrent le fleuve.
intransitive liter (of two people) to leave one another
se quitter

two lovers crying as they part
deux amoureux pleurant tandis qu'ils se quittent

part with

verb phrasalpart with [ ˈpɑrt ˌwɪθ, ˌwɪð ]
to give up possession of
se défaire de

He had never liked parting with his money.
Il n'avait jamais aimé se défaire de / débourser son argent.

(Translation of “part” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /paːt/

something which, together with other things, makes a whole; a piece

We spent part of the time at home and part at the seaside.

an equal division

He divided the cake into three parts.

a character in a play etc

She played the part of the queen.

the words, actions etc of a character in a play etc

He learned his part quickly.

in music, the notes to be played or sung by a particular instrument or voice

the violin part.

a person’s share, responsibility etc in doing something

He played a great part in the company’s success.
parting noun

the act of leaving someone, saying goodbye etc

Their final parting was at the station.

a line dividing hair brushed in opposite directions on the head

His parting is on the left-hand side.
partly adverb

to a certain extent but not completely

en partie
She was tired, partly because of the journey and partly because of the heat.
part-time adjective, adverb

not taking one’s whole time; for only a few hours or days a week

à temps partiel
a part-time job
She works part-time.
in part


en partie
He agreed that he was in part responsible for the accident.
part company

to go in different directions

se quitter
We parted company at the bus-stop.

to leave each other or end a friendship, partnership etc

se séparer
The two business partners parted company following a disagreement.
part of speech

one of the groups into which words are divided (eg noun, verb, adjective etc).

catégorie grammaticale
part with

to give away or be separated from

se défaire (de)
He doesn’t like parting with money.
take in good part

to accept without being hurt or offended

prendre du bon côté
He took their jokes in good part.
take someone’s part

to support someone (in an argument etc)

prendre le parti de
She always takes his part in an argument.
take part in

to be one of a group of people doing something, to take an active share in (eg playing a game, performing a play, holding a discussion etc)

prendre part à
He never took part in arguments.

(Translation of “part” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)