Detailed Translations for work from English to French


work [the ~] noun

  1. the work (job)
    le travail; l'emploi; la fonction; le boulot; le job; le labeur
  2. the work (occupation; profession; employment; job)
    le métier; l'emploi; la profession; la fonction; l'activité; l'occupation
  3. the work (chore; labour; task; )
    le travail; la tâche; le boulot; la besogne; le labeur; l'emploi; la corvée; la mission
  4. the work (activity; occupation; pursuit)
    l'activité; l'occupations; le métier; l'affaires; la profession; l'activités; l'occupation; l'emploi; l'affaire; le commerce; la fonction
  5. the work (agitating; perform; operate)
    l'action; le le fait d'agir
  6. the work
    le travail

to work verb (works, worked, working)

  1. to work (labor; do; labour)
    travailler; réaliser; effectuer; exécuter
    • travailler verb (travaille, travailles, travaillons, travaillez, )
    • réaliser verb (réalise, réalises, réalisons, réalisez, )
    • effectuer verb (effectue, effectues, effectuons, effectuez, )
    • exécuter verb (exécute, exécutes, exécutons, exécutez, )
  2. to work (operate; proceed)
    opérer; procéder; faire marcher; mettre en marche; agir; manipuler; faire un procès à; s'occuper de; s'y prendre
    • opérer verb (opère, opères, opérons, opérez, )
    • procéder verb (procède, procèdes, procédons, procédez, )
    • agir verb (agis, agit, agissons, agissez, )
    • manipuler verb (manipule, manipules, manipulons, manipulez, )
  3. to work
    • travailler verb (travaille, travailles, travaillons, travaillez, )
  4. to work
    rancuner; élucubrer
    • rancuner verb
    • élucubrer verb (élucubre, élucubres, élucubrons, élucubrez, )
  5. to work (char; operate in; be active; function)
    travailler; avoir du travail
    • travailler verb (travaille, travailles, travaillons, travaillez, )

Conjugations for work:

  1. work
  2. work
  3. works
  4. work
  5. work
  6. work
simple past
  1. worked
  2. worked
  3. worked
  4. worked
  5. worked
  6. worked
present perfect
  1. have worked
  2. have worked
  3. has worked
  4. have worked
  5. have worked
  6. have worked
past continuous
  1. was working
  2. were working
  3. was working
  4. were working
  5. were working
  6. were working
  1. shall work
  2. will work
  3. will work
  4. shall work
  5. will work
  6. will work
continuous present
  1. am working
  2. are working
  3. is working
  4. are working
  5. are working
  6. are working
  1. be worked
  2. be worked
  3. be worked
  4. be worked
  5. be worked
  6. be worked
  1. work!
  2. let's work!
  3. worked
  4. working
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for work:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
action agitating; operate; perform; work To Do; act; action; affectation; campaign; claim; deed; demand; demonstration; effect; element; elementary component; fundamental ingredient; influence; ingredient; legal claim; parliamentary party; part; petition; portion; pose; principle ingredient; protest; public protest; put on; rally; section; segment; share; swank
activité activity; employment; job; occupation; profession; pursuit; work Windows Workflow Foundation activity; activity; business activity; bustle; crowd; diligence; function; functionality; industry; performance; workflow activity; zeal
activités activity; occupation; pursuit; work activities; affairs; business; craft; matters; métier; profession; trade
affaire activity; occupation; pursuit; work acquiring; acquisition; affair; bargain; business; buy; buying; case; company; concern; deal; enterprise; event; firm; happening; history; incident; industry; issue; matter; merchant skill; obtaining; point of discussion; procurance; purchase; purchasing; question; salesmanship; shop; transaction
affaires activity; occupation; pursuit; work affairs; articles; bits & pieces; bits and pieces; brooding; business; commerce; deep-thinking; goods; items; matters; possesions; reverie; stuff; things; trade; worldly goods
besogne chore; duties; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece lecture; paper; project
boulot chore; duties; job; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece chore; fat person; fatty; job; mite; task; wagework
commerce activity; occupation; pursuit; work business; commerce; dealing; goods trade; market; market place; merchant skill; salesmanship; shop-premises; trade; trading; trafficking
corvée chore; duties; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece chore; corvée; fatigue duty; forced labour; job; statute labour; task; vassal service
emploi activity; chore; duties; employment; job; labor; labour; occupation; profession; pursuit; task; work; working; workpiece administration; adoption; ante; application; appointment; commission; custom; employment; engagement; exertion; function; habit; implementation; infliction; inset; installment; instalment; job; nomination; position; post; practice; practise; profession; relief work; stakes; tenure; unemployment relief works; usage; use; utilisation; utilization; wagework
fonction activity; employment; job; occupation; profession; pursuit; work appointment; commission; engagement; function; installment; instalment; job; nomination; performance; position; post; profession; tenure
job job; work chore; job; task
labeur chore; duties; job; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece wagework
le fait d'agir agitating; operate; perform; work
mission chore; duties; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece assignment; command; consignment; cue; delivery; dispatch; instruction; mission; motto; order; parole; remittance; sending; sending in; shibboleth; supplies; supply
métier activity; employment; job; occupation; profession; pursuit; work bread winning; craft; dealing; livelihood; metier; métier; profession; trade; trading; trafficking
occupation activity; employment; job; occupation; profession; pursuit; work habitation; job; occupation; taking possession; taking possession of; wagework
occupations activity; occupation; pursuit; work
profession activity; employment; job; occupation; profession; pursuit; work branch; craft; metier; métier; occupational group; profession; trade
travail chore; duties; job; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece collected works; job; lecture; masterpiece; masterwork; oeuvre; paper; project; shoeing shed; wagework; works
tâche chore; duties; labor; labour; task; work; working; workpiece assignment; case; chore; contract; difficulty; job; lecture; paper; problem; problematical case; problems; project; question; statement; summary; task; to-do; to-do item
- body of work; construction; construction work; employment; oeuvre; piece of work; road construction; study; workplace; works
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
agir operate; proceed; work act; agitate; deal; deal with
avoir du travail be active; char; function; operate in; work
effectuer do; labor; labour; work accomplish; achieve; attain; audit; bring about; bring to an end; carry out; check; complete; effect; end; examine; execute; finish; get done; get ready; inspect; realise; realize; succeed; verify
exécuter do; labor; labour; work accomplish; act; bring to an end; carry out; commit; complete; do; eliminate; end; execute; execute capital punishment; finish; fulfil; fulfill; get done; get ready; kill; perform; perpetrate; put to death; run; shoot dead; succeed; take someone's life
faire marcher operate; proceed; work connect; fool; light; move on; propel; pull someone's leg; put on; start; switch on; take someone for a ride; turn on
faire un procès à operate; proceed; work
manipuler operate; proceed; work attend to it; attend to the matter; control; keep in line; manipulate; treat; work on
mettre en marche operate; proceed; work be off; begin; boot; break into; bring up; broach; broach a subject; commence; connect; crank up; cut into; drive; get under way; herald; light; open; prompt; put forward; put on; put on the table; ring in; set in motion; set up; start; start to; start up; strike up; switch on; take off; take on; take upon oneself; turn on; turn over; undertake; urge
opérer operate; proceed; work act; agitate; deal; deal with
procéder operate; proceed; work
rancuner work
réaliser do; labor; labour; work accomplish; achieve; act; attain; bring about; bring forth; capitalise; capitalize; carry out; come about; comprehend; conceptualise; conceptualize; construct; create; design; direct; do; effect; execute; gain; generate; get; get hold of; get one's hands on; grasp; invent; lay one's hands on; make; manufacture; obtain; prepare; produce; realise; realize; receive for one's portion; seize; seize upon; succeed; understand; win
s'occuper de operate; proceed; work admit; attend to; be busy; be engaged in; deal with; engage in; feeling for; go in for; have to do; let in; operate; pursue; serve; serve out; something to do
s'y prendre operate; proceed; work
travailler be active; char; do; function; labor; labour; operate in; work be; form; learn; model; mould; practice; practise; shape; study
élucubrer work
- act; act upon; bring; crop; cultivate; do work; exercise; exploit; ferment; figure out; forge; form; function; go; influence; knead; lick; make; make for; mold; mould; operate; play; process; put to work; puzzle out; run; shape; solve; sour; turn; work on; work out; wreak
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- attendance; be on the job; business; drudge; duty; service; toil

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Related Definitions for "work":

  1. activity directed toward making or doing something1
    • she checked several points needing further work1
  2. the occupation for which you are paid1
    • a lot of people are out of work1
  3. the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)1
    • Picasso's work can be divided into periods1
  4. a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing1
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works1
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work1
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey1
    • the work of an active imagination1
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time1
  5. a place where work is done1
    • he arrived at work early today1
  6. applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)1
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work1
  7. (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force1
    • work equals force times distance1
  8. give a workout to1
    • My personal trainer works me hard1
    • work one's muscles1
  9. arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion1
    • The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times1
  10. go sour or spoil1
    • The wine worked1
  11. cause to undergo fermentation1
    • The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats1
  12. find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of1
    • this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out1
    • He could not work the math problem1
  13. use or manipulate to one's advantage1
    • She knows how to work the system1
    • he works his parents for sympathy1
  14. make uniform1
    • work the clay until it is soft1
  15. perform as expected when applied1
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore1
  16. move into or onto1
    • work the raisins into the dough1
    • the student worked a few jokes into his presentation1
    • work the body onto the flatbed truck1
  17. cause to happen or to occur as a consequence1
    • I cannot work a miracle1
  18. make something, usually for a specific function1
  19. shape, form, or improve a material1
    • work stone into tools1
    • work the metal1
  20. prepare for crops1
  21. gratify and charm, usually in order to influence1
    • the political candidate worked the crowds1
  22. move in an agitated manner1
    • His fingers worked with tension1
  23. proceed along a path1
    • work one's way through the crowd1
  24. provoke or excite1
    • The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy1
  25. proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity1
    • work your way through every problem or task1
    • She was working on her second martini when the guests arrived1
    • Start from the bottom and work towards the top1
  26. cause to work1
    • he is working his servants hard1
  27. be employed1
    • Is your husband working again?1
    • My wife never worked1
    • Do you want to work after the age of 60?1
    • She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money1
    • She works as a waitress to put herself through college1
  28. exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity1
    • I will work hard to improve my grades1
    • she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor1
  29. cause to operate or function1
    • This pilot works the controls1
    • Can you work an electric drill?1
  30. operate in or through1
  31. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected1
    • The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought1
    • How does your idea work in practice?1
    • This method doesn't work1
    • The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water1
  32. have and exert influence or effect1
    • The artist's work influenced the young painter1
    • She worked on her friends to support the political candidate1
  33. operate in a certain place, area, or specialty1
    • She works the night clubs1
    • The salesman works the Midwest1
    • This artist works mostly in acrylics1
  34. behave in a certain way when handled1
    • This dough does not work easily1
    • The soft metal works well1

Wiktionary Translations for work:

  1. labour, employment, occupation, job
  2. effort expended on a particular task
  3. literary, artistic, or intellectual production
  4. -
  1. to do a specific task
  2. embroider with thread
  3. set into action
  4. function correctly
  5. behave in a certain way when handled.
  1. France|fr popu|fr travailler.
  2. former l'acier, ou tout autre métal, sans enlèvement de matière, par pliage, roulage, soudage.
  3. suspendre son travail. Il se disait, au propre, de ceux qui ont un métier manuel.
  4. faire valoir une chose, en tirer le profit du produit.
  5. accomplir sa fonction, en parlant d’un mécanisme, d’un organe, etc.
  6. Façonner un métal par le feu
  7. Se déplacer par un mouvement alternatif des jambes ou des pattes, en ayant toujours un appui au sol.
  8. accomplir une œuvre, produire un effet.
  9. détremper de la farine avec de l’eau, la malaxer et en faire de la pâte.
  10. (argot) travailler.
  11. Fournir un travail
  1. usage qu’on fait de quelque chose.
  2. (familier, fr) Petit emploi, souvent faiblement rémunéré et temporaire.
  3. Travail : Action de travailler, ce qui est produit par l’ouvrier ou résultat d’un travail (Sens général)
  4. Production de l’esprit
  5. Labeur, tâche
  6. Activité professionnelle
  7. Production littéraire, artistique ou intellectuelle
  8. arts|fr ensemble de la production d’un artiste.
  1. -

Cross Translation:
work service Dienst — das Arbeitsverhältnis, die regelmäßige bezahlte Arbeit, die Amtspflichten
work travail; ouvrage Werk — die Tätigkeit des arbeiten an einer (umfangreichen) Sache
work œuvre Werk — (groß) Schöpfung eines Künstlers oder Kreativen
work fabrique; usine Werk — Betriebsstätte, an der Produkte industriell hergestellt oder bearbeitet werden
work travailler arbeitenerwerbstätig sein, tätig sein, schöpferisch tätig sein
work marcher gehen — funktionieren / funktionsfähig sein
work fonctionner; marcher klappenfunktionieren, gelingen
work travailler schaffenumgangssprachlich: arbeiten
work travail Arbeitausführen, zweckgerichtete Tätigkeit
work travail Arbeit — selbstgewählte, bewusste, schöpferische Handlung
work œuvrer wirkentätig sein, nützlich sein, etwas schaffen, etwas vollbringen
work fonctionner functioneren~ als een bepaalde functie vervullen
work travail arbeid — energie die door een krachtbron geleverd wordt bij verplaatsing van een voorwerp
work travail werk — dat wat gedaan moet worden
work oeuvre werk — dat wat gemaakt is, kunstwerk
work travailler werken — arbeid verrichten, lichte vorm van zwoegen

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