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taux

English translation of taux

rate

The French term 'taux' is equivalent to the English word 'rate'. It's used in many contexts such as mathematics, economics, and general usage, where it can mean proportion, ratio, or speed. For instance, 'taux de change' means 'exchange rate' in financial context, while in a general context 'taux de réussite' can mean 'success rate'. As with many words, it's usage often depends on the specific context.


Example sentences using: taux

Le taux de chômage a augmenté cette année.

English translation of Le taux de chômage a augmenté cette année.

The unemployment rate has increased this year.

This sentence refers to an increase in the unemployment rate, indicating a larger amount of people without jobs within a certain population this year.

Le taux de mortalité a diminué grâce aux progrès de la médecine.

English translation of Le taux de mortalité a diminué grâce aux progrès de la médecine.

The mortality rate has decreased thanks to medical advances.

This sentence indicates an improvement in the mortality rate - the number of deaths in a specific population - as a result of improvements in medicine.

Le taux d'intérêt sur mon prêt est trop élevé.

English translation of Le taux d'intérêt sur mon prêt est trop élevé.

The interest rate on my loan is too high.

Here, the speaker is expressing dissatisfaction with the interest rate, the percentage charged on a loan, which they consider too high.

Je dois vérifier le taux de change avant de voyager.

English translation of Je dois vérifier le taux de change avant de voyager.

I need to check the exchange rate before travelling.

The speaker announces they need to check the exchange rate – the value of one currency for the purpose of conversion to another – before their travel.

Le taux de réussite à cet examen est généralement bas.

English translation of Le taux de réussite à cet examen est généralement bas.

The success rate for this exam is generally low.

This sentence suggests that the success rate, or the percentage of people who pass, for a particular exam is typically low.

Le taux de natalité a chuté au cours des dernières décennies.

English translation of Le taux de natalité a chuté au cours des dernières décennies.

The birth rate has fallen in recent decades.

This sentence refers to a decrease in the birth rate, or the number of births per 1,000 people, over the last few decades.

Le taux d'inflation a augmenté de manière significative.

English translation of Le taux d'inflation a augmenté de manière significative.

The inflation rate has increased significantly.

This is referring to the rate of inflation, the measure of the increase in prices over time, which has significantly increased.

Le taux d'acceptation dans cette université est très faible.

English translation of Le taux d'acceptation dans cette université est très faible.

The acceptance rate at this university is very low.

Here, the speaker is speaking about a particular university's acceptance rate, the percentage of applicants who receive admission, which is very low.

Le taux de mortalité infantile est un indicateur important de la santé d'une nation.

English translation of Le taux de mortalité infantile est un indicateur important de la santé d'une nation.

The infant mortality rate is an important indicator of a nation's health.

This sentence refers to the infant mortality rate, the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, an important measure of a nation's overall health.

Le taux de participation aux élections était supérieur à celui des années précédentes.

English translation of Le taux de participation aux élections était supérieur à celui des années précédentes.

The voter turnout at the elections was higher than in previous years.

The phrase refers to a increased voter turnout rate, the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election, that was higher than in previous years.

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