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côté

English translation of côté

side

The French word 'côté' translates to 'side' in English. It's often used in the French language to refer to the left or right part of a thing or place. Just like in English, it can also refer to a perspective or aspect of a situation or thing. For instance, 'De l'autre côté de la rue' means 'On the other side of the street'.


Example sentences using: côté

La maison est juste de l'autre côté de la rue.

English translation of La maison est juste de l'autre côté de la rue.

The house is just on the other side of the street.

This sentence uses 'côté' to indicate location, similar to how we might use 'side' in English to indicate that something is across from us.

J'habite à côté de l'école.

English translation of J'habite à côté de l'école.

I live next to the school.

Here, 'côté' is used to describe proximity to another location -- in this case, a school. It has the same meaning as 'next to' in English.

Il est toujours à mes côtés.

English translation of Il est toujours à mes côtés.

He's always by my side.

In this sentence, 'côté' is used in a metaphorical sense to express companionship or support, similar to 'by my side' in English.

Ce livre est couché sur le côté.

English translation of Ce livre est couché sur le côté.

This book is lying on its side.

Here, 'côté' describes the orientation of an object, in this case a book. The English translation mirrors this usage.

Il y a des avantages de chaque côté.

English translation of Il y a des avantages de chaque côté.

There are benefits on each side.

This phrase uses 'côté' to delineate different perspectives or options, a usage that is reflected in the English translation.

C'est à un jet de pierre de l'autre côté du parc.

English translation of C'est à un jet de pierre de l'autre côté du parc.

It's a stone's throw away on the other side of the park.

In this case, 'côté' is used to give directions much like how we might use 'side' in English. Translated directly, it means 'other side'.

Tourne le panneau de l'autre côté.

English translation of Tourne le panneau de l'autre côté.

Turn the sign to the other side.

Here, 'côté' is used to indicate the physical orientation of an object, in this case a sign. The English translation mirrors this usage.

Les légumes sont de l'autre côté du magasin.

English translation of Les légumes sont de l'autre côté du magasin.

The vegetables are on the other side of the store.

This phrase uses 'côté' to describe a position in space relative to the speaker's location, much like how we might use 'side' in English.

De quel côté du lit veux-tu dormir ?

English translation of De quel côté du lit veux-tu dormir ?

Which side of the bed do you want to sleep on?

In this sentence, 'côté' is used to specify a choice about where to sleep on the bed. This reflects the same usage of 'side' in English.

Je me suis réveillé du mauvais côté du lit aujourd'hui.

English translation of Je me suis réveillé du mauvais côté du lit aujourd'hui.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.

In English, 'waking up on the wrong side of the bed' is a common idiom used to express that someone started their day in a bad mood. The French phrase mirrors this idiom, using 'côté' to refer to the side of the bed.

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