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FrançaisAnglais
comment advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (de quelle façon)how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in what way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Comment as-tu retiré cette vis du mur ?
 How did you get that screw out of the wall?
comment interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (pardon)sorry interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  excuse me interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  pardon interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (impolite)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Comment ? Pouvez-vous répéter ? Je n'ai pas bien compris.
 Sorry? Could you repeat that? I didn't quite understand.
comment interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (expression d'incompréhension)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Comment ! Il est onze heures et tu ne t'es pas encore levé ?
 What? It's eleven o'clock and you aren't up yet?
comment nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (circonstances explicatives)the how nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  the hows nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 Il n'est pas toujours facile de savoir le pourquoi du comment.
 It's not always easy to understand the why or the how.
 It's not always easy to understand the whys or the hows.
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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2017:

Formes composées
FrançaisAnglais
Comment allez-vous ? loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (quoi de neuf ?)How are you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)How are you doing? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ravi de vous revoir. Comment allez-vous ?
Comment ça ? (Pardon ? Comment est-ce possible?)What do you mean? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Comment ça on peut aller à Londres en train ?
Comment ça marche ? expr (quel est le principe de fonctionnement ?)How does it work?
Comment ça s'appelle ? What is it called?
Comment ça s'est passé ? expr (Qu'est-ce que ça a donné ?)How did it go? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Alors ton oral, comment ça s'est passé ?
Comment ça se fait ? expr (Que s'est-il passé ?)How come? How can that be?
Comment ça va ? expr (Comment va ?)How are you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)How's things? How's it going? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Salut, comment ça va?
Comment ça va bien ? loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" familier (Comment va ?) (informal)How're things with you? How's things with you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: ironique
 Alors, comment ça va bien?
Comment cela ? expr (pardon ?)How do you mean? What do you mean? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)How's that? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Comment cela ? Il serait mort la semaine dernière ?
Comment dire ? expr (comment expliquer ?)How can I put it? How can I put this? v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Comment dire, je ne sais pas par où commencer ! Comment dire, je crois qu'il vaut mieux que tu t'abstiennes.
Comment dit-on …? expr (quel est le mot pour...)How do you say….? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Comment dit-on encore en anglais ?
comment donc ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (tout à fait !)of course! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  absolutely! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Comment donc ! C'est notre équipe qui a gagné.
Comment faire ? loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (quoi faire pour ?)What can we do? What do we do? What should we do? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)What is to be done? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il n'y a pas moyen de le faire manger, comment faire ?
Comment faire pour que …? How do we go about + [gerund]? How can we...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How do we ensure that...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What can be done in order to...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How can + [passive]? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 How do we go about earning more money?
 How can this be improved?
Comment s'appelle-t-il loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (Quel est son nom ?)What is his name? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What is he called? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Voici le nouvel élève. Comment s'appelle-t-il déjà ?
Comment se fait-il que …? expr (comment expliquer que ?) (informal)How come...?
  (formal)How is it that...?
Comment se passe …? expr (Que donne ... ?)How is X going? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Comment se passe ton nouveau travail ?
 How is your new job going?
comment se présente …? expr (Quel est l'état de [qch] ?)how does X look?
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. How does the course look?
Comment t'appelles-tu ?,
Comment tu t'appelles ?
expr
(Quel est ton nom ?)What is your name?
 Je connais bien sûr ta tête, mais comment t'appelles-tu ?
Comment tu te la pètes ! expr familier (tu es trop vantard)Careful, or your head won't fit through the door! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Comment va la famille ? expr (Quelles sont les nouvelles de la famille)How's the family?
Comment va la petite famille ? How's the family?
Comment vous appelez-vous ?,
Comment vous vous appelez ?
expr
(Quel est votre nom ?)What is your name?
 Votre tête me revient, mais comment vous appelez-vous ?
comment y aller how you get there, how to get there
Et comment ! expr (oh oui, absolument)Do I ever! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  Yes please! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  And how! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Si j'en veux encore ? Et comment !
le pourquoi du comment nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (explication)the how and the why
n'importe comment loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (pas sérieusement) (slightly informal)any old how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (slightly informal)anyhow, any way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (slightly informal)any which way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  haphazardly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il a rempli le questionnaire n'importe comment.
 He filled in the questionnaire any old how.
n'importe comment expr (de toute façon)in any case, at any rate exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  anyway advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 N'importe comment, il faudra bien qu'elle repasse par là.
voici comment loc conjlocution conjonction: groupe de mots qui servent de conjonction. Ex : "parce que", "depuis que" (c'est ainsi que)this is how exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  here is how exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)here's how exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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