sonner les heures et les demies translation | French-English dictionary

sonner les heures et les demies vi.
strike the hours and the halves

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
to strike the hours
give a roasting (vi.) ; ring the bells (vi.)
get a good telling-off
to get a real telling-off
rip someone a new one ; scold someone (severely) ; give someone an earful ; give someone a good telling off
réprimander fortement, violemment quelqu'un
three hours and a half
three and a half hours
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[téléphone, cloches, carillon]  
to ring  
to go off  
Le téléphone a sonné.      The phone rang.  
On entendait sonner les cloches de l'église voisine.      We could hear the bells ringing at the church nearby.  
Minuit vient de sonner.      It has just struck midnight.  
     (à la porte)   
to ring the doorbell, to ring at the door  
sonner chez qn      to ring sb's doorbell, to ring at sb's door  
On a sonné.      Somebody rang at the door.  
sonner faux      [instrument]   to be out of tune  
sonner juste      to be in tune  
     (donner une impression)    to sound  
sonner bien      [formule]   to sound good  
sonner creux      [objet]   to sound hollow  
[excuse]   to ring hollow  
sonner faux      [rire]   to ring false  
   (=faire résonner)  
to ring  
  [+glas, tocsin]  
to sound
  [+portier, infirmière]  
to ring for
   (=annoncer, signaler)  
to ring the bell for  
sonner les heures      to strike the hours  
[choc, coup]  
to knock out
sonner le clairon, sonner du clairon      to sound the bugle  
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
"sonner les heures et les": examples and translations in context
" Les cloches de la ville venaient à peine de sonner trois heures mais il faisait déjà assez sombre et les chandelles brillaient aux fenêtres des bureaux voisins, telles des traînées rougeâtres dans l'air brun palpable. " " The city clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already and candles were flaring in the windows of the neighbouring offices like ruddy smears upon the palpable brown air. "
Mais ils ont trouvé -- après 3 heures et demies dans un IRM, c’est comme sortir d’un vaisseau spatial. But they found that -- this is after three and a half hours in an fMRI, it's like coming out of a space ship.
la première pause toillete n'est pas avant le Denny se trouvant à coté de Bakersfield, ce qui est approximativement à deux heures et demies d'ici. The first bathroom break isn't until the Denny's located near Bakersfield... ...which is approximately two and a half hours away.
Tu te souviens du téléphone qu'on laissait sonner des heures? Remember how the telephone kept ringing for hours and hours and hours?
Le téléphone n'a pas arrêté de sonner depuis 8 heures du matin. The phone has been ringing off the hook since 8:00 this morning.
Il a juste quelques demies-heures de retard. Faut que tu saches... Que ton sandwich est super avec ou sans chou. Dave, I just want you to know... you've got a really great sandwich with or without that slaw.
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