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porte

English translation of porte

door

The French word for 'door' is 'porte'. It is a feminine noun in French, and it is used just as in English, to refer to the barrier or entrance to a room or building. You can use it in phrases like 'ouvrir la porte' (open the door), or 'ferme la porte' (close the door).


Example sentences using: porte

La porte du jardin

English translation of La porte du jardin

The garden door

This phrase refers to a specific door leading to or in a garden. 'Du' is a contraction of 'de le', which means 'of the' in French.

La porte est en bois

English translation of La porte est en bois

The door is made of wood

Often used to describe the material of an object, in this case a door. 'En' is frequently translated as 'made of' in this context.

Ferme la porte, s'il vous plaît

English translation of Ferme la porte, s'il vous plaît

Close the door, please

This is a polite request to close the door. 'Ferme' is the command form of the verb 'fermer', meaning 'to close' in French.

Je cherche ma porte-clés

English translation of Je cherche ma porte-clés

I am looking for my keyring

'Porte-clés' is a French word meaning keyring. It literally translates to 'key holder' and it's a common term in everyday French language.

La porte est rouge

English translation of La porte est rouge

The door is red

This phrase is used to describe the color of the door. 'Rouge' is the French word for 'red'.

Elle est à côté de la porte

English translation of Elle est à côté de la porte

She is next to the door

This phrase is used when someone is physically located next to the door. 'À côté de' means 'next to' in French.

La porte est fermée

English translation of La porte est fermée

The door is closed

This phrase is typically used to indicate that a door is physically shut. 'Fermée' is the adjective form of the verb 'fermer', which means 'to close' in French.

Il a ouvert la porte

English translation of Il a ouvert la porte

He opened the door

This phrase uses the past tense to indicate that the action of opening the door has been completed. 'A ouvert' translates to 'opened' in French.

J'ai oublié ma clé à la porte

English translation of J'ai oublié ma clé à la porte

I forgot my key at the door

This phrase could be used when someone has left their key in the door or near it. 'J'ai oublié' means 'I forgot' in French.

Elle est la porte-parole de l'entreprise

English translation of Elle est la porte-parole de l'entreprise

She is the spokeswoman for the company

'Porte-parole' is a French word meaning spokesperson. It literally translates to 'speaker' and illustrates the person who speaks on behalf of a group.

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