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sous

English translation of sous

under

The French word 'sous' is used to represent the English term 'under'. 'Sous' can be used in various contexts similarly as 'under', such as showing a decrease or deficit ('sous zéro' - 'below zero'), to indicate location ('sous le lit' - 'under the bed'), and to specify a relationship of authority ('sous la direction de' - 'under the management of').


Example sentences using: sous

J'habite sous le même toit.

English translation of J'habite sous le même toit.

I live under the same roof.

This phrase is used to express that you live in the same house. 'Sous' here refers to the English equivalent 'under' as in under the roof.

Il est sous le choc.

English translation of Il est sous le choc.

He is in shock.

In this context, 'sous' is used to depict a state of being, or condition, similar to the English equivalent of 'in' when we say 'in shock'.

Le chat est sous la table.

English translation of Le chat est sous la table.

The cat is under the table.

This is a simple sentence demonstrating 'sous' as a preposition indicating position or location, similar to the English 'under'.

J'ai trouvé ces clés sous le lit.

English translation of J'ai trouvé ces clés sous le lit.

I found these keys under the bed.

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Il est sous tension.

English translation of Il est sous tension.

He is stressed.

In French, the phrase 'sous tension' is used to describe someone who is stressed or tense.

Nous sommes sous la pluie.

English translation of Nous sommes sous la pluie.

We are in the rain.

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Il a placé l'argent sous le matelas.

English translation of Il a placé l'argent sous le matelas.

He placed the money under the mattress.

As with other examples, 'sous' in this context means 'under', depicting the location of the money.

La solution était sous nos yeux.

English translation of La solution était sous nos yeux.

The solution was right before our eyes.

'Sous nos yeux' is a French idiom similar to 'before our eyes' in English, indicating something obvious or in plain sight.

Il est sous surveillance constante.

English translation of Il est sous surveillance constante.

He is under constant surveillance.

'Sous' in this context expresses the state of being under someone's watch or surveillance.

Elle travaille sous la direction de son patron.

English translation of Elle travaille sous la direction de son patron.

She works under the direction of her boss.

In this sentence, 'sous' is used to express the condition or state of being under someone's direction.

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