getting in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for getting in the English»French Dictionary

I.get <part prés getting, prét got, part passé got, gotten Am > [ɡet] VERB trans This much-used verb has no multi-purpose equivalent in French and therefore is very often translated by choosing a synonym: to get lunch = to prepare lunch = préparer le déjeuner.
get is used in many idiomatic expressions ( to get something off one's chest etc.) and translations will be found in the appropriate entry ( chest etc.). This is also true of offensive comments ( get stuffed etc.) where the appropriate entry would be stuff.
Remember that when get is used to express the idea that a job is done not by you but by somebody else ( to get a room painted etc.) faire is used in French followed by an infinitive ( faire repeindre une pièce etc.).
When get has the meaning of become and is followed by an adjective ( to get rich/drunk etc.) devenir is sometimes useful but check the appropriate entry ( rich, drunk etc.) as a single verb often suffices ( s'enrichir, s'enivrer etc.).
For examples and further uses of get see the entry below.

1. get (receive):

3. get (obtain):

27. get (start):

II.get <part prés getting, prét got, part passé got, gotten Am > [ɡet] VERB intr

4. get (arrive):

5. get (progress):

See also stuff, rich, drunk, drink, chest

I.stuff [Brit stʌf, Am stəf] NOUN U

1. stuff (unnamed substance):

2. stuff inf mpl:

3. stuff (content of speech, book, film, etc) inf:

II.stuff [Brit stʌf, Am stəf] VERB trans

1. stuff:

2. stuff (pack in):

V.stuff [Brit stʌf, Am stəf] [Brit rɪtʃ, Am rɪtʃ] NOUN + v pl [Brit rɪtʃ, Am rɪtʃ] ADJ [Brit rɪtʃ, Am rɪtʃ]

I.drunk [Brit drʌŋk, Am drəŋk] VERB pp

drunk → drink

II.drunk [Brit drʌŋk, Am drəŋk] NOUN

III.drunk [Brit drʌŋk, Am drəŋk] ADJ

IV.drunk [Brit drʌŋk, Am drəŋk]

I.drink [Brit drɪŋk, Am drɪŋk] NOUN

II.drink <prét drank, part passé drunk> [Brit drɪŋk, Am drɪŋk] VERB trans

III.drink <prét drank, part passé drunk> [Brit drɪŋk, Am drɪŋk] VERB intr

IV.drink <prét drank, part passé drunk> [Brit drɪŋk, Am drɪŋk] VERB refl

V.drink [Brit drɪŋk, Am drɪŋk]

chest [Brit tʃɛst, Am tʃɛst] NOUN

II.get on VERB (get on [sth]) (board)

III.get on VERB (get [sth] on, get on [sth]) (put on)

I.get into VERB (get into [sth])

II.get into VERB (get [sb/sth] into)

See also trouble, habit, debt

I.trouble [Brit ˈtrʌb(ə)l, Am ˈtrəb(ə)l] Troubles NOUN

1. trouble U (problems):

2. trouble (difficulties):

3. trouble (effort, inconvenience):

4. trouble:

III.trouble [Brit ˈtrʌb(ə)l, Am ˈtrəb(ə)l] Troubles VERB trans

1. trouble (bother) person: