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courir

English translation of courir

to run

In French, 'courir' is the infinitive form of the verb 'to run'. It is used in contexts similar to the english usage such as to move swiftly by foot, to take part in a race, or escape from something. The specific form used can change depending on the tense and the subject of the sentence. Eg : 'Je cours' = 'I run'.


Example sentences using: courir

Nous allons courir un marathon demain.

English translation of Nous allons courir un marathon demain.

We are going to run a marathon tomorrow.

In this sentence, the speaker is informing that they along with some others will participate in a long-distance running race called marathon the following day.

Je ne peux pas courir car j'ai mal au pied.

English translation of Je ne peux pas courir car j'ai mal au pied.

I can't run because my foot hurts.

This sentence is expressing a physical limitation preventing the speaker from running, due to pain in their foot.

Elle préfère courir le matin.

English translation of Elle préfère courir le matin.

She prefers to run in the morning.

This sentence indicates a personal preference about the time of day best suited for running, which, for the person referred to here, is morning.

Les enfants aiment courir dans le parc.

English translation of Les enfants aiment courir dans le parc.

Children enjoy running in the park.

This sentence highlights a common activity children enjoy, running, and a common place for it, park.

Je vais courir malgré la pluie.

English translation of Je vais courir malgré la pluie.

I am going to run despite the rain.

Here, the speaker is expressing their determination to run even though the weather conditions might not be ideal due to rain.

Vous devez courir plus vite pour gagner la course.

English translation of Vous devez courir plus vite pour gagner la course.

You must run faster to win the race.

This sentence is giving advice about what needs to be done to succeed in a racing competition, which is to run faster.

Il aime courir après le travail pour se détendre.

English translation of Il aime courir après le travail pour se détendre.

He enjoys running after work to relax.

This sentence is a statement about a person who uses running as a means to relieve stress after work.

Nous devrions courir au moins une heure chaque jour.

English translation of Nous devrions courir au moins une heure chaque jour.

We should run at least an hour every day.

Here, the speaker is suggesting a minimum duration of daily running for maintaining good health.

Elles vont courir ensemble le week-end prochain.

English translation of Elles vont courir ensemble le week-end prochain.

They (females) will run together next weekend.

This sentence is about a scheduled future activity involving running that will take place next weekend.

Il faut courir pour rester en forme.

English translation of Il faut courir pour rester en forme.

You have to run to stay in shape.

This sentence is emphasizing the importance of physical activity, specifically running, for maintaining good health.

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