answer translation | English-French dictionary



   (=reply)     (to question)    réponse    f     
→ He left without waiting for an answer.        
→ Her remarks did not need an answer.        
in answer to sth        [+criticism, comments]   en réponse à qch  
→ In answer to this criticism, she declared she would sue them.        
to not take no for an answer      ne pas se contenter d'un non comme réponse  
He won't take no for an answer.      Il ne se contentera pas d'un non comme réponse.  
     (to phone call, knock at the door)    there was no answer        (to phone call)    ça ne répondait pas  
→ I phoned several times but there was no answer.        
     (to knock at the door)    personne n'a ouvert  
→ I knocked at the front door but there was no answer.        
     (to letter)    réponse    f     
→ I wrote to him but never got an answer.        
→ I finally got an answer to my letter.        
in answer to your letter      suite à votre lettre, en réponse à votre lettre  
     (in exam, test)    réponse    f     
→ The answer you gave was incorrect.        
   (=solution)     (to problem)    solution    f     
→ Legislation is only part of the answer.        
There is no easy answer to this problem.      Il n'y a pas de solution simple à ce problème.  
     (to question)    répondre  
→ "What's up?" said Sue. He didn't answer.        
→ He paused before answering.        
     (to phone call)    répondre  
→ When they answered, he asked to talk to Lee.        
     (to knock at the door)    aller ouvrir
nobody's answering        (on the phone)    personne ne répond  
→ The phone rang, and rang, but nobody answered.        
     (at the door)    personne n'ouvre  
→ He burst in without waiting for her to answer.        
   (=reply to)  
répondre à  
  [+question, query]  
répondre à  
→ I tried my best to answer her questions.        
Can you answer my question?      Peux-tu répondre à ma question ?  
She didn't answer me.      Elle ne m'a pas répondu.  
"no thank you," he answered      "non merci", a-t-il répondu  
→ "When?" asked Alba. "Tonight," answered Tom.        
to answer that ...      répondre que ...  
→ Williams answered that he had no specific proposals yet.        
     [+letter, advert]   répondre à  
→ Did he answer your letter?        
→ She answered an advert for a job as a cook.        
   to answer the phone      répondre au téléphone  
to answer the door, to answer the bell      aller (or venir) ouvrir, aller (or venir) ouvrir la porte  
→ A middle-aged woman answered the door.        
Can you answer the door please?      Tu peux aller ouvrir s'il te plaît ?  
     (in exam, test)   
répondre à  
→ She had answered 81 questions correctly.        
     [+prayer]   exaucer  
→ It seems that my prayers have been answered.        
   to answer sb's needs      répondre aux besoins de qn  
→ This device will answer all your needs.        
→ We must ensure we answer the needs of students.        
répondre à, correspondre à  
→ A man answering the description was seen leaning on the railings of Bishop's Park talking on his mobile.        

answer back  
      vi   répondre, répliquer  
→ She was punished by teachers for answering back.        
answer for  
      vt fus  
  [+crime, one's actions]  
répondre de  
→ One of these days you will answer for your crimes.        
to have a lot to answer for      avoir bien des comptes à rendre  
answer to  
      vt fus  
     [+description]   répondre à, correspondre à  
→ A man answering to his description was seen in Glasgow.        
   to answer to sb's needs      répondre aux besoins de qn  
answer machine  
      n   (=answerphone)   répondeur    m   (téléphonique)
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
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'answer' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
to answer
in answer to
to answer for
answer sheet
answer coupon
paid answer
right answer
final answer
"answer": examples and translations in context
Thank you for your answer, Madam President-in-Office, I appreciate it. - Merci de votre réponse, Madame la Présidente en exercice du Conseil.
Line number 5: The answer is in the mail and trust me, you will like the answer. Slogan no 5: La réponse est dans le courrier; croyez-moi, vous ne serez pas déçu.
I thank the Commissioner for his very comprehensive and most encouraging answer. Je remercie le commissaire pour sa réponse très complète et très encourageante.
The last answer that Commissioner Bjerregaard gave took 3 minutes, 56 seconds. La dernière réponse du commissaire Bjerregaard a pris 3 minutes et 56 secondes.
That is always the way in which Mr Meciar tries to avoid a definite answer. C'est toujours la façon dont M. Meč iar tente d'éviter une réponse concrète.
. That is a staggering reply, because it did not answer the question at all. . - Voilà une réponse ahurissante : elle ne répond pas du tout à la question.
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