[+day] aube f , aurore f
at dawn à l'aube
→ Nancy woke at dawn.
from dawn to dusk du matin au soir
(=beginning) aube f
→ the dawn of the radio age
→ the dawn of a new era in human history
[day] se lever
→ The next day dawned sombre and gloomy.
→ The first day of the holidays dawned.
[era, age] naître → A new railway age has dawned.
it dawned on him that ... il s'est soudain rendu compte que ...
it dawned on me that ... je me suis soudain rendu compte que ...
→ It dawned on me that I was lost.
n (British) chant m des oiseaux à l'aube
descente f de police à l'aube
→ Thousands of pounds worth of drugs were seized in dawn raids yesterday.
attaque f à l'aube
(STOCK EXCHANGE, on stock market) tentative f d'OPA surprise, raid m
→ Southern acquired 11.2 per cent of Sweb in a dawn raid on Monday.
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