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ouest

English translation of ouest

west

The French word for west is 'ouest'. Similar to English, it can be used in various contexts such as geographical directions, weather reports, or to describe the areas in the west of a region or country. For instance, if one is instructing someone to head west in French, they would say to 'head to the ouest'. It can also be found in compound words like North-West ('nord-ouest') or South-West ('sud-ouest'). It's important to note that in French, compass directions are not capitalized unless they are part of a proper noun.


Example sentences using: ouest

Il vit à l'ouest de la ville.

English translation of Il vit à l'ouest de la ville.

He lives in the west of the city.

The phrase is used to describe someone's location in relation to the western part of a city.

Le soleil se couche à l'ouest.

English translation of Le soleil se couche à l'ouest.

The sun sets in the west.

The phrase is describing how the sun sets in the west. It's a common phrase used globally.

Nous voyageons vers l'ouest.

English translation of Nous voyageons vers l'ouest.

We're travelling to the west.

This phrase can be used when somebody is indicating the direction they are heading towards which is west in this case.

Elle préfère le style de vie de la côte ouest.

English translation of Elle préfère le style de vie de la côte ouest.

She prefers the lifestyle of the west coast.

This expression is used when someone prefers the lifestyle of a geographic area, in this instance, the west coast.

Dans l'ouest, il y a beaucoup de montagnes.

English translation of Dans l'ouest, il y a beaucoup de montagnes.

In the west, there are many mountains.

The sentence describes the geological features associated with the western part of a region, country or city.

Il est vent d'ouest aujourd'hui.

English translation of Il est vent d'ouest aujourd'hui.

It's a west wind today.

The phrase is used to describe the direction from which the wind is blowing.

La Californie est sur la côte ouest des Etats-Unis.

English translation of La Californie est sur la côte ouest des Etats-Unis.

California is on the west coast of the USA.

In this sentence, the geographical position of California with respect to the United States is being described.

Son bureau est à l'ouest du bâtiment.

English translation of Son bureau est à l'ouest du bâtiment.

His office is on the west side of the building.

This sentence can be used when describing the location of something, in this case, an office, which is on the western side of a certain building.

L'ouest du pays est très sec.

English translation of L'ouest du pays est très sec.

The west of the country is very dry.

This phrase is used to describe the climate or weather conditions in the western part of a country, which is depicted to be dry in this instance.

L'ouest est associé à l'élément métal en feng shui.

English translation of L'ouest est associé à l'élément métal en feng shui.

West is associated with the metal element in feng shui.

This sentence describes that in feng shui (a pseudoscientific traditional practice originating from ancient China), the direction west is associated with the metal element.

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