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(from person, author, book)
→ a quote from an unnamed member of the Cabinet
a Shakespeare quote une citation de Shakespeare
(=estimate) devis m
→ Never agree to a job without getting a quote first.
[+person, passage, line, author] citer
→ Yesterday the Belgian newspaper Le Soir quoted a professor who said he witnessed the killings.
→ She quoted a line from a book by Romain Gary.
He's always quoting Shakespeare. Il n'arrête pas de citer Shakespeare.
to quote sb as saying sth, He quoted her as saying that ... Selon lui, elle aurait dit que ...
→ He quoted Mr Polay as saying that peace negotiations were already underway.
She was quoted as saying ... Elle aurait dit que ...
→ She was quoted in the Express by an unnamed source as saying: "I won't bail out those two silly girls."
quote ... unquote (in dictation)
ouvrez les guillemets ... fermez les guillemets
(=I am quoting) je cite ...
He predicts the Democrats will have, quote, `an awful lot of explaining to do.' Il prédit que les démocrates devront, je cite, 'se justifier sur beaucoup de choses.'
[+reference number] rappeler
→ Please quote this reference number in any correspondence.
(=give as example)
[+statistics, fact] citer
→ Mr Meacher quoted statistics saying that the standard of living had fallen.
[+price] donner, soumettre
to quote a price for sth
[salesperson] donner un prix pour qch
→ A travel agent quoted her £160 for a flight to Palma.
[contractor] faire un devis pour qch
He quoted us a price for the repairs. Il nous a fait un devis pour les réparations.
[+shares, commodity] coter
(from text, author)
→ I quote from memory, ...
→ It said (and I quote exactly) We are so sorry ...
to quote from sb/sth citer qn/qch
→ I quote from later in the book:
→ I quote from her a lot because she is so great at condensing a whole feeling into one line
→ I quote from an article I discovered on the internet.
to quote for a job établir un devis pour des travaux
(=quotation marks) guillemets mpl
in quotes entre guillemets
→ The word "remembered" is in quotes.
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