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court

English translation of court

short

The French word for 'short' is 'court'. It's used in the same context as in English, to describe the length of something that is less than average or less than expected. For instance, if a piece of material is not as long as it normally would be, one would describe it as 'court'.


Example sentences using: court

La balle de tennis est dans le court.

English translation of La balle de tennis est dans le court.

The tennis ball is in the court.

In this sentence, 'court' is used in the context of a playing field for tennis. 'La balle de tennis est dans le court' literally translates to 'The tennis ball is in the court', referring to the location of the ball.

Le processus judiciaire court toujours.

English translation of Le processus judiciaire court toujours.

The judicial process is still ongoing.

Here, the verb 'court' actually means 'runs' in the sense of something that is ongoing or continues. Therefore, the phrase 'Le processus judiciaire court toujours' literally translates to 'The judicial process still runs'.

Il court à sa perte.

English translation of Il court à sa perte.

He is running to his ruin.

In this sentence, 'court' is used as a verb meaning 'runs.' 'Il court à sa perte' is a French idiom that means one is acting in a way that will likely lead to their downfall.

Il court après le temps.

English translation of Il court après le temps.

He is running after time.

This phrase uses 'court' as a verb meaning 'runs.' 'Il court après le temps' is a idiomatic expression that suggests one is scrambling to make up for lost time or is in a hurry.

Le court métrage a gagné un prix.

English translation of Le court métrage a gagné un prix.

The short film won a prize.

In this sentence, 'court' as an adjective refers to something 'short' or 'brief.' When paired with 'métrage' it means 'short film' or 'short subject.'

Elle court vers le magasin.

English translation of Elle court vers le magasin.

She is running towards the store.

In this instance, 'court' is used as a verb indicating the action of running. The phrase 'Elle court vers le magasin' means 'She is running towards the store'.

Mon fils court très vite.

English translation of Mon fils court très vite.

My son runs very fast.

Here 'court' is used as a verb meaning 'runs.' So 'Mon fils court très vite.' translates to 'My son runs very fast.'

La rivière court tranquillement.

English translation of La rivière court tranquillement.

The river runs quietly.

In this phrase, 'court' is used as a verb meaning 'runs.' 'La rivière court tranquillement' translates to 'The river runs quietly', portraying a peaceful scene of a quiet river.

Je court dans le parc tous les matins.

English translation of Je court dans le parc tous les matins.

I run in the park every morning.

In this sentence, 'court' is used as a verb meaning 'run.' Therefore, 'Je court dans le parc tous les matins' translates to 'I run in the park every morning.'

Le chat court après la souris.

English translation of Le chat court après la souris.

The cat runs after the mouse.

This sentence uses 'court' as a verb, which means 'runs.' The phrase 'Le chat court après la souris' translates to 'The cat runs after the mouse', depicting a typical scene of a cat chasing a mouse.

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