on translation English to French: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Translation of "on" - English-French dictionary

on

preposition /on/
touching, fixed to, covering etc the upper or outer side of sur The book was lying on the table He was standing on the floor She wore a hat on her head. in or into (a vehicle, train etc) dans We were sitting on the bus I got on the wrong bus. at or during a certain day, time etc à on Monday On his arrival, he went straight to bed. about sur, de a book on the theatre. in the state or process of en He’s on holiday. supported by sur She was standing on one leg. receiving, taking prendre de la drogue, être régime He is on drugs She is on a diet. taking part in dans; sur He is on the committee Which detective is working on this case? towards sur They marched on the town. near or beside sur, au bord de a shop on the main road. by means of à He played a tune on the violin I spoke to him on the telephone. being carried by sur The thief had the stolen jewels on him. when (something is, or has been, done) à On investigation, there proved to be no need to panic. followed by après disaster on disaster. oncoming adjective approaching qui approche oncoming traffic. ongoing adjective continuing en cours an ongoing argument. onward(s) adverb moving forward (in place or time) plus loin, désormais They marched onward(s). be on to (someone) to have discovered (a person’s) trick, secret etc découvrir The thieves realized that the police were on to them. on and on used with certain verbs to emphasize the length of an activity sans arrêt She kept on and on asking questions. on time at the right time à l’heure He got here on time. on to / onto to a position on sur He lifted it onto the table.
(Definition of on from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More