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ordinateur

English translation of ordinateur

computer

The French word for computer is 'ordinateur'. This word is used much in the same way as it is in English, to refer to a programmable machine that performs high-speed processing of numbers, as well as manipulation of text, graphics, and sound. For example, 'Je suis devant mon ordinateur' which means 'I'm in front of my computer.'


Example sentences using: ordinateur

L'ordinateur est en panne.

English translation of L'ordinateur est en panne.

The computer is broken down.

This phrase describes a computer malfunction. 'En panne' is the phrase used in French to indicate a machine or device is 'broken down' or 'not working'.

J'ai un nouvel ordinateur.

English translation of J'ai un nouvel ordinateur.

I have a new computer.

This phrase is a straightforward declaration stating that the speaker has a new computer. The verb 'ai' is the first person singular present tense form of 'avoir', which means 'to have' in English.

Mon ordinateur est rapide.

English translation of Mon ordinateur est rapide.

My computer is fast.

In this phrase, the speaker is describing the speed of their computer. 'Mon' is a possessive adjective equivalent to 'my' in English, and 'rapide' means fast.

J'aime utiliser mon ordinateur.

English translation of J'aime utiliser mon ordinateur.

I like using my computer.

This sentence expresses the speaker's preference for using their computer. 'J'aime' translates to 'I like' and 'utiliser' is the infinitive form of the verb 'to use' in English.

L'ordinateur de Julie est neuf.

English translation of L'ordinateur de Julie est neuf.

Julie's computer is new.

Here, the speaker is talking about the newness of someone else's computer. 'L'ordinateur de Julie' can be translated to 'Julie's computer', where 'de' is used to indicate possession.

Où est ton ordinateur?

English translation of Où est ton ordinateur?

Where is your computer?

This sentence is a question seeking the location of a computer. 'Où' means 'where' and 'ton' is the possessive adjective 'your' used before a masculine noun.

Je dois réparer mon ordinateur.

English translation of Je dois réparer mon ordinateur.

I have to repair my computer.

This sentence expresses the speaker's obligation to fix their computer. 'Je dois' translates to 'I have to' and 'réparer' is the verb 'to repair' in English.

L'ordinateur a un virus.

English translation of L'ordinateur a un virus.

The computer has a virus.

The speaker in this sentence expresses that the computer has a virus. The phrase 'a un virus' uses the verb 'avoir' (to have) to describe the computer's state.

Il travaille sur son ordinateur.

English translation of Il travaille sur son ordinateur.

He is working on his computer.

This sentence describes someone working on their computer. The verb 'travaille' is the third person singular present tense form of 'travailler', which means to work.

L'ordinateur est essentiel pour mon travail.

English translation of L'ordinateur est essentiel pour mon travail.

The computer is essential for my work.

In this sentence, the speaker describes the importance of a computer for their job. 'Essentiel' is the French equivalent of 'essential' in English.

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