Translation of "about" - English-French dictionary

about

adverbabout /əˈbaʊt/
approximately
environ

about 40 guests
environ 40 invités

I'm leaving about 4 o'clock.
Je pars aux environs de 4 heures.
=practically; very close to
presque

He's about her only friend.
Il est presque son seul ami.
Brit around
dans les parages

Stop moving about.
Arrête de tourner dans les parages.
how/what about ... ?
indicates a suggestion
Et si... ?

How about a drink?
Et si on prenait un verre ?

about

prepositionabout [ əˈbaʊt ]
on the subject of
sur , de

a story about her childhood
un récit sur son enfance

We were talking about old friends.
Nous parlions de vieux amis.
how/what about ... ?
indicates you are suggesting sth
et si... ?

How about a drink?
Et si on prenait un verre ?
indicates that you want information
et... ?

I know Karen's coming - what about Noah?
Je sais que Karen vient, et Noah ?
indicates you are suggesting sth
et si... ?

How about a drink?
Et si on prenait un verre ?
indicates that you want information
et... ?

I know Karen's coming - what about Noah?
Je sais que Karen vient, et Noah ?

about

adjectiveabout [ əˈbaʊt ]
about to do sth
ready to, or soon going to do sth
sur le point de faire qqch

I was about to call her.
J'étais sur le point de l'appeler.

We're just about to leave.
Nous sommes vraiment sur le point de partir.
not about to do sth
emphasizes that you will not do sth
pas près de faire qqch

I'm not about to apologize!
Je ne suis pas près de m'excuser !

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

about

preposition /əˈbaut/

on the subject of

sur; de
We talked about our plans
What’s the book about?
be about to

to be going to (perform an action)

être sur le point de
I am about to leave the office.

about

preposition, adverb

in different directions; here and there

ici et là
The children were running about (the garden).

in or on some part (of a place etc)

quelque part
You’ll find him somewhere about (the office).

around or surrounding

autour
She wore a coat about her shoulders
He lay with his clothes scattered about.

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