(in expressions of distance)
→ He didn't hit the ball very far.
Is it far? Est-ce que c'est loin?
Is it far to London? Est-ce qu'on est loin de Londres?
how far ...?, How far is it? C'est à quelle distance?
How far is it to Geneva? Combien y a-t-il de kilomètres jusqu'à Genève?, Quelle est la distance d'ici à Genève?
How far is Amity from here? À quelle distance d'Amity sommes-nous?
How far can you throw? Jusqu'où peux-tu lancer?
not far, It's not far. Ce n'est pas loin.
It's not far from here. Ce n'est pas loin d'ici.
It's not far from London. Ce n'est pas loin de Londres.
far away, far off au loin, dans le lointain
as far away as possible le plus loin possible
→ He sat as far away from the others as possible.
far from [+place] loin de
to be far from home être loin de chez soi
→ Both of my sisters moved even farther away from home ...
as far as [+place] jusqu'à
→ go as far as the church
→ She followed the tracks as far as the road
Go as far as the farm. Allez jusqu'à la ferme.
from far and wide de partout
→ People came from far and wide to visit the museum
(in comparisons; as intensifier)
[bigger, harder, longer, shorter] beaucoup
→ His new house is far bigger.
→ Women who eat plenty of fresh vegetables are far less likely to suffer anxiety
→ These trials are simply taking far too long
far better beaucoup mieux
→ They played far better than us
→ It would be far better to tell him the truth straight away
→ I'm probably in a far better position to understand this than you are
how far ...?, How far can he be trusted? Jusqu'à quel point peut-on lui faire confiance?
→ How far did the film tell the truth about Barnes Wallis?
by far de loin
→ His expenses exceeded his income by far.
→ She was by far the camp's best swimmer ...
by far the biggest de loin le plus gros
→ By far the most important issue for them is unemployment
far from, It's far from easy. C'est loin d'être facile.
→ His hands were far from clean.
→ Much of what they recorded was far from the truth
far from it loin de là
→ It is not that Irish Americans are ungenerous. Far from it.
→ Being dyslexic does not mean that one is unintelligent. Far from it.
far be it from me to criticize loin de moi l'idée de critiquer
→ Far be it from me to criticise, but shouldn't their mother take a share of the blame?
far and away de très loin
→ This is far and away the most important point.
→ Celtic are far and away the best team
as far as possible autant que possible, dans la mesure du possible
→ ... he tried to fit in with her methods as far as possible ...
→ As far as possible important business was left for the annual meeting
→ We try as far as possible to keep away from subjective impressions, and make our interviews scientific and factually based
→ The challenge now is to limit as far as possible the short-term damage.
as far as I know pour autant que je sache
→ It only lasted a couple of years, as far as I know ...
as far as I can see, as far as I can tell pour autant que je puisse en juger
as far as it goes
(=to a certain extent) dans une certaine mesure
→ The essay is fine as far as it goes, but you don't really tackle the central issues
→ We can define a car as `a vehicle for transporting people from one place to another." Such a definition is accurate as far as it goes, but it doesn't tell you what a car looks like, how a car differs from a train or a bus, how a Ford differs from a Ferrari, or how a catalytic converter works
That's true as far as it goes. C'est vrai dans une certaine mesure.
you're not far wrong! tu n'es pas loin du compte!
you can't go far wrong ... tu ne peux pas te tromper ...
→ If you use my chart as a guide, you won't go far wrong
→ The younger players would certainly not go far wrong if they followed his example
to go too far (in comments, behaviour)
exagérer, aller trop loin
→ Sometimes the press went too far and suffered accordingly ...
→ the equality guardians went too far, leaving behind common sense in their pursuit of a fair society
→ He can generally get away with wearing anything but I think he's gone too far this time.
to go so far as to ... aller jusqu'à ...
→ The directors went so far as to stage actual killings ...
He went so far as to resign. Il est allé jusqu'à donner sa démission.
to be far gone (in a bad condition)
être dans un triste état
→ Reagan was too far gone to attend
→ Poor bastards. They're really far gone.
(in expressions of time)
if we look far into the future Si nous envisageons l'avenir lointain
far back, as far back as the 13th century dès le 13e siècle
→ ... conflicts whose roots lie far back in time
far off, Christmas isn't far off. Noël n'est pas loin.
(=up until now) jusqu'ici
→ So far only two bodies have been discovered.
→ So far, they have met with no success
so far, so good pour l'instant, ça va
(=up until now) jusqu'ici
→ China, thus far, has refused to comply with the accord.
→ History has thus far proved him right
→ Thus far, however, the military situation continues to favour the US.
How far have you got? Où en êtes-vous?
How far have you got with your work? Où en êtes-vous dans votre travail?
to go far
(=be successful) aller loin
→ That's a young girl who will go far!
the far side l'autre côté
→ A narrow path leads down into a valley and up the far side.
the far end l'autre bout
→ He had wandered to the far end of the room ...
at the far end à l'autre bout
at the far end of the room à l'autre bout de la pièce
the far north l'extrême nord
→ in the far north of Scotland
(POLITICS) the far left l'extrême gauche f the far right l'extrême droite f → The far right is now a greater threat than the extreme left ... →
the Far East l'Extrême-Orient m
in the Far East en Extrême-Orient
to go to the Far East aller en Extrême-Orient
[country] extrême-oriental (e)
[economy, market] extrême-oriental (e)
→ the collapse of Far Eastern markets
[story, idea] tiré (e) par les cheveux
→ This all sounds very far-fetched
[place] reculé (e)
→ Ferries are a lifeline to the far-flung corners of Scotland.
→ ... one of the farthest-flung outposts of the old Roman Empire.
a far-left group un groupe d'extrême gauche
(distant from the present time)
[time, days] lointain (e)
→ In those far-off days it never entered anyone's mind that she could be Prime Minister ...
(distant in space)
[place, galaxy] lointain (e)
→ ... stars in far-off galaxies.
far out , far-out
(=strange, extreme) farfelu (e)
→ Fantasies cannot harm you, no matter how bizarre or far out they are.
[effects, consequences, implications] d'une portée considérable
→ The decision is expected to have far reaching consequences around the world.
→ ... technology with far-reaching effects on human society
→ ... the far-reaching effects that eating the wrong sorts of food can have on your health
[changes] profond (e)
→ The report outlines the most far-reaching changes in housing policy for 30 year
[reforms] de grande envergure
→ his proposals for far-reaching reforms in the new tax
a far-right group un groupe d'extrême droite
→ Anti-racist campaigners are urging the Government to ban all far-Right groups.
[person] prévoyant (e)
[decision, legislation] prévoyant (e)
→ the White House has welcomed the Chinese decision and described it as a far-sighted, significant step