[+car, equipment] louer
→ We hired a car.
[+venue, hall, holiday cottage] louer
to hire a car louer une voiture
→ More Japanese companies are hiring women for the same career tracks as men
→ Head teachers will be allowed to hire private firms to take over key services
[+detective, lawyer] engager
→ She has hired lawyers in attempts to get her children back.
→ He hired private detectives to trace her
→ she tried to hire a hitman to kill her husband
Skilled men were hired and construction got under way. De la main-d'œuvre qualifiée fut embauchée et les travaux commençèrent.
They hired a cleaner. Ils ont engagé une femme de ménage.
n location f
→ Hire of a van costs a little more, but it is worth it.
(=business) location de voitures
[+of one car] location de voiture
→ They booked our hotel, and organized car hire
(=business) location de vélos
[+of one bike] location de vélo
equipment hire location de matériel
→ Price includes equipment hire and tuition
[car, equipment] à louer
→ Fishing tackle is available for hire and tuition can be arranged.
→ taxis for hire
→ A taxi, "For Hire" sign alight, slowed helpfully.
available for hire disponible à la location
Mountain bikes are available for hire. Des VTT sont disponibles à la location.
on hire de location
The car is on hire. C'est une voiture de location.
→ The car was on hire and had to be back the next day.
[company, business] de location hire charges le coût de la location → Hire charges are £32 per week. car hire company compagnie de location de voitures
(=cycle hire) location f de vélos
→ Tennis courts and bike hire are available at the hotel.
(=business) location f de voitures
[+of one car] location f de voiture
(=business) location f de vélos
[+of one bike] location f de vélo
[+equipment, machines, cycles] louer
→ Many bike shops hire out bicycles.
[+staff] louer aux compagnies les services de
His agency hires out security guards. Son agence loue aux compagnies les services d'agents de sécurité.
n (British) voiture f de location
→ We took the hire car back.
→ Choose a holiday with a hire car included.
hire purchase (British)
n achat m à crédit
→ ... the serious problem of hire purchase and credit card debts.
to buy sth on hire purchase acheter qch à crédit
→ ... buying a car on hire purchase.
hire purchase agreement
hire purchase agreement
n contrat m d'achat à crédit