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porter

English translation of porter

wear

The French word 'porter' is used to mean 'wear'. Just like in English, it is used to reference the act of having something on your body as a covering, adornment, or protection. For example, if one is wearing a jacket in French, you would say 'il/elle porte une veste'. Remember, the verb 'porter' needs to be conjugated according to the subject it is associated with.


Example sentences using: porter

Elle aime porter des robes à la mode.

English translation of Elle aime porter des robes à la mode.

She likes to wear trendy dresses.

In this sentence, 'porter' is used to mean 'wear'. The person likes to wear dresses that are fashionable or in style.

Je vais porter plainte contre lui.

English translation of Je vais porter plainte contre lui.

I'm going to press charges against him.

Here, 'porter plainte' is a phrase used to mean 'to press charges'. So, the person is going to file a complaint or charges against someone.

Vous devez porter assistance à ceux en besoin.

English translation of Vous devez porter assistance à ceux en besoin.

You must provide assistance to those in need.

In this expression, 'porter assistance' means 'to provide assistance' or 'to help'. The person is obliged to help those who are in need.

Il doit porter son sac à dos à l'école.

English translation of Il doit porter son sac à dos à l'école.

He must carry his backpack to school.

Here, 'porter' means 'carry'. The person has to carry his backpack to school, probably loaded with books and supplies.

Le mouvement de grève va porter atteinte à l'économie.

English translation of Le mouvement de grève va porter atteinte à l'économie.

The strike movement will harm the economy.

'Porter atteinte à' is a phrase meaning 'to harm' or 'to damage'. In this instance, the ongoing strike movement or protest is predicted to cause harm to the economy.

Nous avons décidé de porter un toast à leur réussite.

English translation of Nous avons décidé de porter un toast à leur réussite.

We decided to toast to their success.

Porter un toast means to toast or raise one's glass in celebration or in honor of something. Here, the celebration is for someone's success.

Je ne peux pas porter cette lourde boîte.

English translation of Je ne peux pas porter cette lourde boîte.

I cannot carry this heavy box.

In this sentence 'porter' means 'carry'. The subject finds it challenging to move or relocate the box because it's too heavy.

Elle a décidé de porter le voile.

English translation of Elle a décidé de porter le voile.

She decided to wear the veil.

Here, 'porter' means 'wear'. The person has made a decision to wear the veil, possibly for religious or cultural reasons.

Cet incident va porter préjudice à sa réputation.

English translation of Cet incident va porter préjudice à sa réputation.

This incident will harm his reputation.

'Porter préjudice à' is a phrase meaning 'to harm' or 'to damage'. In this situation, the incident is seen as having a negative impact on someone's reputation.

Il faut porter un casque en conduisant une moto.

English translation of Il faut porter un casque en conduisant une moto.

It is necessary to wear a helmet when riding a motorbike.

In this sentence, 'porter' means 'wear'. The person is obligated to wear a helmet as a safety measure while riding a motorbike.

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