Les verbes à particules en anglais des affaires
L'anglais est composé d'une centaine de verbes à particules dont beaucoup sont idiomatiques - vous ne pouvez pas déduire directement la signification du verbe ou de la préposition.
Les verbes à particules pour les réunions
- Bill set up the meeting yesterday. Bill organised the meeting yesterday.
- Sally has come up with an interesting idea. Sally has introduced/raised an interesting idea.
- I will have to call off the meeting. I will have to cancel the meeting.
- Vijay pointed out that productivity had declined. Vijay mentioned/highlighted that productivity had declined.
- Let’s break off the meeting for lunch. Let’s stop the meeting for lunch.
- I have come around to your argument. I have been persuaded by your argument.
- To lead off the meeting I would like to …. To start the meet I would like to….
- I am not sure what you are getting at. I am not sure what you are trying to say.
- Let’s set aside 15 minutes to discuss this agenda item. Let’s reserve/give 15 minutes to discuss this agenda item.
- We can not rule out this proposal. We cannot reject this proposal.
- Shall we go on to the next agenda item? Shall we continue to the next agenda item?
- We need to sign off on this motion. We need to formally approve this motion.
- I would like you to sit in on this meeting. I would like you to attend this meeting but not participate.
- Can we bring you in on this issue. Can we ask you to contribute on this issue.
Les verbes à particules pour le sport
- Kick off. To start something.
- Call off. To cancel something.
- Time out. To take a break.
- Work out. To do some exercise.
- Work off. To lose some weight.
- Warm up. To stretch/prepare for something.
- Knock out. To eliminate the competition.
Les verbes à particules pour le voyage
- I need to check in. I need to register for a flight by giving my passport and ticket to the attendant at the check in desk.
- It is so annoying my flight has been put back. It is so annoying that the flight is delayed.
- I missed my flight because my car broke down. I missed my flight because my car stopped working.
- I hate it when people try and push in at the queue for security. I hate it when people try and aggressively force their way into the queue.
- I was dropped off at arrivals by the taxi. The taxi took me to arrivals.
- I set off at 6.00am to get my flight. I left my house at 6.00am to get my flight.
- The flight gets in at 9pm. The flight arrives at 9pm.
- I need to pick up my son from the airport. I need to collect my son from the airport.
Les verbes à particules pour les ressources humaines
- I am handing over my job. I am preparing someone to perform my job role.
- I have taken on new responsibilities. I have accepted new responsibilities.
- I filled in the application form. I completed the application form.
- To get ahead it is necessary to have strong IT skills. To be competitive with others it is necessary to have strong IT skills.
- We need to follow up his references. We need to check his references.
- He accepted the job offer but then he backed out at the last minute. He accepted the job offer but then he changed his mind at the last minute.
- We will go with Sally because she has the right skills and experience. We will choose Sally because she has the right skills and experience.
- We made an error in your pay and will make up the difference the following month. We made an error in your pay and will pay extra the following month.