[+person] pouls m
→ Before the singer went on, her pulse started to race.
→ His pulse was normal.
to take sb's pulse, to feel sb's pulse prendre le pouls de qn
The nurse felt his pulse. L'infirmière a pris son pouls.
to have one's finger on the pulse prendre la température
→ It's important to keep your finger on the pulse by reading all the right magazines.
to have one's finger on the pulse of sth prendre le pouls de qch, prendre la température de qch
→ He claims to have his finger on the pulse of the industry.