[wife, mother] qui travaille
→ a product aimed at working women
[population] actif (-ive)
→ the working population of this country.
children with working mothers les enfants dont les mères travaillent
(=working-class) qui travaille
→ the needs and opinions of ordinary working people
→ We aim to organise working people in every sector of the economy
→ a party that did nothing to help working people during 18 years of power
→ his idealistic praise for the working man and woman
[hours, practices, clothes] de travail
→ Give me a minute while I get out of my working clothes.
working life vie f professionnelle
He started his working life as a truck driver. Il a commencé à travailler comme camionneur.
during all my working life pendant toute ma vie professionnelle
during working hours pendant les heures de travail
→ Avoid attending to personal matters during working hours.
better working conditions meilleures conditions de travail
→ The organization is seeking to achieve better working conditions.
[farm, business] en exploitation
[model] fonctionnel (le)
→ an accurate working model of a human heart
[parts] fonctionnel (le)
→ Each model had 27 working parts.
in working order en état de marche
to have a working knowledge of sth posséder des rudiments de qch
→ She only has a working knowledge of English.
→ His working title for the script was 'Trust the People'.
[document] de travail
[+organization, brain] mécanismes mpl → computer systems which mimic the workings of the brain
[+system, machine] rouages mpl the workings of government les rouages du gouvernement → information about the workings of government
adj travailleur (-euse)
n fonds mpl de roulement
the working class la classe ouvrière
the working classes les classes fpl laborieuses
working-class , working class
[background, origins, accent, family, community] ouvrier (-ière)
→ The group is mainly black, mainly working-class.
a self-educated man from a working-class background un autodidacte issu d'un milieu ouvrier
n (mainly British)
(=day of work) journée f de travail
(=weekday) jour m de travail
→ The effect won't be apparent until Tuesday, the first working day after the three day holiday
n groupe m de travail
→ There will be a working group on international issues.
n (British) vacances mises à profit pour effectuer une activité rémunérée vacances mises à profit pour effectuer une activité rémunérée
n salarié m
→ Is the Labour Party the great champion of the working man?
n (British) groupe m de travail
n relations fpl de travail
to have a good working relationship avoir de bonnes relations de travail
→ If you have a good working relationship, speak to him directly.
to have a good working relationship with sb avoir de bonnes relations de travail avec qn
→ I have a good working relationship with my boss.
n semaine f de travail
→ a shorter, more flexible working week
→ They are asking for a cut in the working week.