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figure

English translation of figure

figure

The French word 'figure' is versatile and can be used in multiple contexts similar to English. It can mean 'figure' like a number, 'figure' as in a shape or a body, or even to 'figure out'. However, it might often be used as 'visage' to mean one's face. The exact interpretation of the word depends largely on its context within a sentence.


Example sentences using: figure

La figure de ce danseur est impressionnante.

English translation of La figure de ce danseur est impressionnante.

The figure of this dancer is impressive.

This example not only illustrates the use of 'figure' in a sentence but also associates it with a subject, in this case, a dancer. In French, 'figure' can mean face, figure or appearance and is used to describe the physical outlook or shape of something or someone.

Il dessine une belle figure dans le ciel avec sa montgolfière.

English translation of Il dessine une belle figure dans le ciel avec sa montgolfière.

He draws a beautiful figure in the sky with his hot air balloon.

'Figure' in this context is used to identify a shape or pattern created or traced by an object, in this case, the hot air balloon in the sky. This highlights the versatile usage of the word in describing abstract concepts.

Ton argument ne figure pas dans le texte.

English translation of Ton argument ne figure pas dans le texte.

Your argument is not included in the text.

Here, 'figure' is used in a different sense, meaning that something doesn't 'appear' or 'belong' in a specific context or place. In this example, the argument doesn't appear in the text.

Elle a une figure expressive.

English translation of Elle a une figure expressive.

She has an expressive face.

In this example, 'figure' is used to describe someone's facial features or expressions. It emphasizes that the woman's face is expressive, referring to the ability to convey feelings or emotions.

Je ne peux pas figure dans cette situation.

English translation of Je ne peux pas figure dans cette situation.

I can't figure in this situation.

In this context, 'figure' means to imagine oneself in a particular situation or role. The speaker is saying they can't perceive or see themselves in a certain circumstance.

La figure de proue du navire était magnifiquement sculptée.

English translation of La figure de proue du navire était magnifiquement sculptée.

The figurehead of the ship was beautifully carved.

Here, 'figure' is used as part of a compound noun 'figure de proue' which is a decorative piece usually found on the bow of a ship; in a larger context, this term could also refer to a representative or leader of a group.

C’est une figure importante de notre histoire.

English translation of C’est une figure importante de notre histoire.

It's an important figure of our history.

In this sentence, 'figure' refers to a significant or influential person. The individual in question is deemed crucial in the historical context referred to.

Il a mal dessiné la figure géométrique.

English translation of Il a mal dessiné la figure géométrique.

He poorly drew the geometric figure.

In mathematics, 'figure' is often used to refer to shapes or patterns. In this instance, it implies a geometric shape which was not accurately drawn.

Elle a réalisé une belle figure sur l'eau avec son bateau à moteur.

English translation of Elle a réalisé une belle figure sur l'eau avec son bateau à moteur.

She performed a beautiful figure on the water with her motor boat.

In this sentence, 'figure' refers to a figure in a performance or a show. As the woman maneuvers her motorboat, she creates an elegant shape or pattern that is visually appealing on the water surface.

La figure de l'entreprise a changé depuis son arrivée.

English translation of La figure de l'entreprise a changé depuis son arrivée.

The figure of the company has changed since his arrival.

In this example, 'figure' refers to the image or representation of an entity. It's a figurative way of expressing transformations and changes about an organization, a situation, or a place.

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