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contre

English translation of contre

against

The French word 'contre' translates to 'against' in English. It's commonly used in a similar context, such as in expressing opposition or resistance (e.g., 'Je suis contre cette idée' meaning 'I am against this idea'), or when indicating contact with a surface (e.g., 'Le livre est contre le mur' meaning 'The book is against the wall').


Example sentences using: contre

Je suis contre la violence.

English translation of Je suis contre la violence.

I am against violence.

This is a simplest way of using 'contre', which translates as 'against' in English. You can use it to express disagreement or opposition towards something, in this case, 'violence'.

Le ballon est tombé contre le mur.

English translation of Le ballon est tombé contre le mur.

The ball fell against the wall.

'Contre' can also describe physical contact or collision with a surface. Here, it is used to signify that the ball hit ('fell against') the wall.

Il a échangé ma montre contre la sienne.

English translation of Il a échangé ma montre contre la sienne.

He exchanged my watch for his.

'Contre' can be used to indicate exchange or trade of one thing for another, as in this example where a watch is exchanged.

Je vais parier contre eux.

English translation of Je vais parier contre eux.

I am going to bet against them.

In this context, 'contre' is used to indicate opposition or competition, as in a bet or gamble. It signifies that the speaker is betting in opposition to 'them'.

Nous avons lutté contre le vent.

English translation of Nous avons lutté contre le vent.

We struggled against the wind.

'Contre' expresses opposition or adversity in a situation. In this case, the phrase suggests difficulty moving or advancing due to the wind.

Ils ont joué contre l'équipe championne.

English translation of Ils ont joué contre l'équipe championne.

They played against the champion team.

Here, 'contre' is used to describe competition, as it signifies that one team is playing in opposition to another.

Elle a voté contre la proposition.

English translation of Elle a voté contre la proposition.

She voted against the proposal.

'Contre' is used here in the context of expressing disagreement or disapproval by means of a vote. It denotes that the subject of the sentence voted in opposition to the proposal.

Il a échangé son dessin contre un sandwich.

English translation of Il a échangé son dessin contre un sandwich.

He traded his drawing for a sandwich.

In this sentence, 'contre' is used to denote an exchange or trade. The phrase implies a swap of a drawing for a sandwich.

J'ai une allergie contre les chats.

English translation of J'ai une allergie contre les chats.

I have an allergy to cats.

'Contre' is often used to denote an adverse reaction to something, which in this case is an allergic reaction to cats. Even though the English translation uses 'to', 'contre' is the appropriate term in French.

Ses actions vont à contre-courant.

English translation of Ses actions vont à contre-courant.

His actions go against the current.

'Contre' in 'à contre-courant' represents the idea of going against the norm or commonly accepted direction. It implies opposition to the dominant trend or opinion.

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