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esprit

English translation of esprit

mind

In French, 'esprit' is used to represent the English word 'mind'. It is often used in similar contexts, to represent intellectual capabilities, thoughts, consciousness or intentions. For example, 'Avoir l'esprit ouvert' translates to 'to have an open mind'. It's also used in expressions like 'esprit d'equipe', which means team spirit.


Example sentences using: esprit

Ayant un esprit ouvert est la clé pour apprendre de nouvelles choses

English translation of Ayant un esprit ouvert est la clé pour apprendre de nouvelles choses

Having an open mind is the key to learning new things

This phrase illustrates the importance of willingness and open-mindedness when encountering new ideas and concepts. Here, 'esprit' is used in the context of 'attitude' or 'mind'.

Elle a vraiment l'esprit compétitif

English translation of Elle a vraiment l'esprit compétitif

She really has a competitive spirit

This phrase describes someone with a very competitive character. The term 'esprit' is used to represent someone's state of mind or attitude.

L'esprit d'équipe est essentiel dans un travail d'équipe

English translation of L'esprit d'équipe est essentiel dans un travail d'équipe

Team spirit is essential in teamwork

In this example, 'esprit' refers to the motivational attitude among a group of people who contribute towards achieving a common goal.

Il a le sens de l'humour et un esprit vif

English translation of Il a le sens de l'humour et un esprit vif

He has a sense of humor and a sharp mind

This phrase describes someone's personality, where 'esprit' is used to denote the quickness or sharpness of their mind.

L'esprit de la loi est plus important que la lettre

English translation of L'esprit de la loi est plus important que la lettre

The spirit of the law is more important than the letter

Here, 'esprit' is used in the legal context to represent the intent or public interest behind a law rather than the exact wording of the law itself.

J'aime ton esprit d'aventure

English translation of J'aime ton esprit d'aventure

I love your adventurous spirit

In this sentence, 'esprit' represents a person's inclination or enthusiasm for adventure.

Mon esprit vagabonde pendant le cours

English translation of Mon esprit vagabonde pendant le cours

My mind wanders during the lesson

This phrase signifies a lack of focus or attention, where 'esprit' symbolizes the thinking mind that is not in sync with the current activity.

L'esprit de Noël n'est pas seulement pour Noël

English translation of L'esprit de Noël n'est pas seulement pour Noël

The Christmas spirit is not just for Christmas

In this example, 'esprit' means the general feeling, mood, or atmosphere that Christmas brings, such as joy, peace and generosity, which should ideally be maintained all year round.

Il est important de garder l'esprit jeune

English translation of Il est important de garder l'esprit jeune

It is important to keep a young mind

In this context, 'esprit' denotes a person's mentality. The phrase advises about maintaining a mentality that is open, adaptable and ready to learn, similar to the mentality of a young person.

C'est avec un esprit de gratitude que j'accepte cette récompense

English translation of C'est avec un esprit de gratitude que j'accepte cette récompense

It's with a spirit of gratitude that I accept this reward

This phrase suggests a humble and grateful attitude towards receiving an award. Here, 'esprit' stands for a feeling or an emotion.

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