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construire

English translation of construire

build

The French word 'construire' is a verb that functions similarly to its English translation 'build'. It can be used in various contexts such as construction (e.g., construire une maison - build a house), in relation to ideas or arguments (e.g., construire un argument - build an argument) or in relation to principles (e.g., construire sur des principes solides - build on solid principles). As with many French verbs, it requires conjugation depending on tense and subject.


Example sentences using: construire

Je dois construire une maison.

English translation of Je dois construire une maison.

I have to build a house.

In this sentence, 'construire' is used in its infinitive form to express the action that the speaker needs to perform, which is building a house.

Peux-tu construire une étagère pour moi?

English translation of Peux-tu construire une étagère pour moi?

Can you build a shelf for me?

Here, 'construire' is used within a question to ask if the person can perform the specific action of building a shelf.

Il est en train de construire une carrière en finance.

English translation of Il est en train de construire une carrière en finance.

He is building a career in finance.

In this case, 'construire' is used metaphorically to describe the development of a career.

Nous devons construire des ponts, pas des murs.

English translation of Nous devons construire des ponts, pas des murs.

We should build bridges, not walls.

In this instance, the verb 'construire' is used in a idiomatic sense, suggesting the creation of connections instead of divisions.

C'est difficile de construire une relation de confiance.

English translation of C'est difficile de construire une relation de confiance.

It's hard to build a trustful relationship.

Here, 'construire' is used metaphorically to describe the task of establishing a reliable relationship with someone.

J'aimerais construire un château de sable.

English translation of J'aimerais construire un château de sable.

I would like to build a sand castle.

'Construire' is used here to express the speaker's wish of creating a sand castle.

Relève-toi et construis ta vie.

English translation of Relève-toi et construis ta vie.

Stand up and build your life.

In this sentence, 'construire' is used in an inspirational context suggesting the creation of a satisfying life.

Il faut du temps pour construire des amitiés solides.

English translation of Il faut du temps pour construire des amitiés solides.

It takes time to build strong friendships.

Here, 'construire' is used to convey the concept of developing bonds and relationships over time.

Elle a réussi à construire un empire de mode.

English translation of Elle a réussi à construire un empire de mode.

She managed to build a fashion empire.

'Construire' is used in this sentence to describe the achievement of creating a successful business in the fashion industry.

Ils veulent construire un hôtel dans ce quartier.

English translation of Ils veulent construire un hôtel dans ce quartier.

They want to build a hotel in this neighborhood.

This sentence uses 'construire' to describe the desire to perform the action of building a hotel in a specific location.

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