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compte

English translation of compte

account

The French word 'compte' translates to 'account' in English. It is usually used in the context of situations involving banks, money, email accounts, and numerical counts. For example, one might say 'Ouvre un compte bancaire' which means 'Open a bank account', or 'Mon compte de courrier électronique' meaning 'My email account'. Apart from these, it also refers to taking something into consideration as in 'prendre en compte', meaning 'to take into account'


Example sentences using: compte

Je compte aller en France l'année prochaine.

English translation of Je compte aller en France l'année prochaine.

I plan to go to France next year.

In this sentence, 'compte' is used to express planning or intending to do something. It translates directly to 'count' in English, but in this context it's better translated as 'plan'.

J'ai un compte bancaire en Suisse.

English translation of J'ai un compte bancaire en Suisse.

I have a bank account in Switzerland.

Here, 'compte' is used to mean an 'account', specifically a bank account. Thus, the sentence translates to 'I have a bank account in Switzerland.'

Cela ne compte pas parce que tu n'y as pas travaillé.

English translation of Cela ne compte pas parce que tu n'y as pas travaillé.

That doesn't count because you didn't work for it.

In this example, 'compte' means 'count'. It is used to say something is considered or recognized as important, valid, or relevant.

Nous avons un compte à régler.

English translation of Nous avons un compte à régler.

We have a score to settle.

'Un compte à régler' is a French idiom that translates into English as 'a score to settle'. 'Compte' in this context refers to a figurative account or score.

Mais à mon compte, ce n'est pas bon.

English translation of Mais à mon compte, ce n'est pas bon.

But according to me, it's not good.

Here, 'compte' has the sense of 'perception' or 'evaluation'. The phrase 'à mon compte' can be translated to 'according to me'.

Comment tu t'en sors avec ton compte courant?

English translation of Comment tu t'en sors avec ton compte courant?

How are you managing with your current account?

In this phrase, 'compte' is used in a banking context to refer to an account (in this case, a 'current account').

Il compte sur nous pour l'aider.

English translation of Il compte sur nous pour l'aider.

He is counting on us to help him.

'Compte sur' means 'count on' or 'rely on'. Therefore, the phrase means 'He is relying on us to help him'.

Faites le compte des erreurs que vous avez faites.

English translation of Faites le compte des erreurs que vous avez faites.

Count the mistakes you have made.

In this instance, 'compte' is used as a noun to mean 'count', 'calculation' or 'estimate'. The sentence asks you to estimate or tally up your mistakes.

Il a déclaré qu'il ne comptait pas plus de cent personnes à la réunion.

English translation of Il a déclaré qu'il ne comptait pas plus de cent personnes à la réunion.

He stated that there were no more than a hundred people at the meeting.

In this context, 'compte' relates to the act of counting a finite number of something. Here, it's used to literally count the number of people at a meeting.

J'ai perdu le compte de combien de fois tu m'as déçu.

English translation of J'ai perdu le compte de combien de fois tu m'as déçu.

I lost count of how many times you've disappointed me.

In this sentence, 'compte' is used to refer to the act of counting or keeping track of something. It implies that the speaker was keeping track but the amount exceeded their ability or willingness to keep counting.

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