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dos

English translation of dos

back

The French word 'dos' translates to 'back' in English. It is used to describe the rear part of the human body from the neck to the end of the spine. It can also be used to describe the rear part or opposite side of something. For example, 'Le dos du livre' means 'The back of the book'.


Example sentences using: dos

Le chat est allongé sur son dos.

English translation of Le chat est allongé sur son dos.

The cat is lying on its back.

This describes a situation where a cat is lying down with its spine towards the ground.

Elle porte un sac à dos.

English translation of Elle porte un sac à dos.

She wears a backpack.

The phrase simply describes a situation where a person is carrying a backpack. 'Sac à dos' translates to 'backpack'.

Il a mal au dos.

English translation of Il a mal au dos.

He has a backache.

In French, 'mal au dos' directly translates to 'pain in the back'. This phrase is used when someone is suffering from backache.

Je ne vais pas me casser le dos en faisant ça.

English translation of Je ne vais pas me casser le dos en faisant ça.

I won't break my back doing that.

This phrase expresses the speaker's refusal to overwork or strain themselves. 'Casser le dos' is a metaphorical phrase meaning to work hard or overexert oneself.

Elle a une mèche de cheveux dans le dos.

English translation of Elle a une mèche de cheveux dans le dos.

She has a strand of hair down her back.

This phrase is used to describe a situation where a strand or lock of hair is hanging or lying on someone's back.

Il a une grosse bosse à l'arrière du dos.

English translation of Il a une grosse bosse à l'arrière du dos.

He has a big hump at the back of his back.

The phrase describes a physical abnormality or condition where there is a hump or mound on someone's back.

J'ai le dos tourné à la fenêtre.

English translation of J'ai le dos tourné à la fenêtre.

My back is turned to the window.

This phrase translates the position of the speaker, where the back is facing the window.

Il frotte son dos contre le mur.

English translation of Il frotte son dos contre le mur.

He rubs his back against the wall.

This statement depicts a scenario where someone is rubbing or scratching their back against a wall.

Elle a une tache sur le dos de sa chemise.

English translation of Elle a une tache sur le dos de sa chemise.

She has a spot on the back of her shirt.

In this phrase, 'dos' is used to refer to the backside or rear portion of a shirt.

J'ai un insecte dans le dos.

English translation of J'ai un insecte dans le dos.

I have an insect on my back.

This could be used in a situation where an insect lands or crawls onto someone's back.

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