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échouer

English translation of échouer

fail

The French word 'échouer' is used to express the English word 'fail'. It is used in the same manner as in English - when a task, initiative, or goal is not successful. However, like many other expressions, the context might slightly alter its translation. It is primarily used in academic or professional settings to denote failure in a project or exam.


Example sentences using: échouer

Il a peur d'échouer.

English translation of Il a peur d'échouer.

He is afraid of failing.

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Elle a tenté de ne pas échouer.

English translation of Elle a tenté de ne pas échouer.

She tried not to fail.

In this sentence, 'échouer' is used to convey the action of failing which she is trying to avoid. The failure might relate to any kind of task or endeavor.

Si tu n'étudies pas, tu vas échouer.

English translation of Si tu n'étudies pas, tu vas échouer.

If you do not study, you will fail.

'Échouer' here represents the consequence (failing) of not performing a certain action (studying).

Échouer est une partie de la vie.

English translation of Échouer est une partie de la vie.

Failing is a part of life.

This sentence uses 'échouer' to express a philosophical stance on life, that failures are just a part of life.

Ils ont échoué à résoudre le problème.

English translation of Ils ont échoué à résoudre le problème.

They failed to solve the problem.

In this example, 'échouer' is used in a context to indicate that they did not succeed in solving the problem.

Ne soyez pas découragé si vous échouez.

English translation of Ne soyez pas découragé si vous échouez.

Do not be discouraged if you fail.

This sentence uses 'échouer' to express the action of failing and states that one should not be discouraged by their failures.

Nous ne devons jamais craindre d'échouer.

English translation of Nous ne devons jamais craindre d'échouer.

We should never fear failing.

In this sentence, 'échouer' means failing, and the sentence itself suggests that one should not fear the possibility of failure.

Nous apprenons souvent plus de l'échec que du succès.

English translation of Nous apprenons souvent plus de l'échec que du succès.

We often learn more from failure than from success.

In this sentence, 'échec' is a grammatical form of the verb 'échouer' and implies that failure can provide more learning opportunities than success.

Je déteste échouer à un examen.

English translation of Je déteste échouer à un examen.

I hate failing an exam.

This sentence is expressing feelings towards failing an exam. 'Échouer' is used here to mean 'to fail' in the context of an examination or test.

Elle a le sentiment d'échouer à maintes reprises.

English translation of Elle a le sentiment d'échouer à maintes reprises.

She has the feeling of failing numerous times.

'Échouer' in this context is referring to the feeling of failing multiple times, possibly in the same endeavor.

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