(=short letter) mot m
→ I'll have to leave a note for Karen.
→ Remember to write a note to say where you are.
→ She left a note saying she would see us again.
Just a quick note to let you know ... Juste un mot pour vous dire ...
to write sb a note écrire un mot à qn
I'll write her a note. Je vais lui écrire un mot.
(=brief record, reminder) note f
→ She was speaking from notes.
to make a note of sth noter qch
→ I'll make a note of that.
→ I knew that if I didn't make a note I'd forget all about it.
to take notes prendre des notes
→ Our people took notes or operated tape recorders.
→ Take notes during the consultation as the final written report is very concise.
to compare notes échanger des impressions
→ the chance to compare notes with other suffering mothers
(in book, article)
→ See Note 16 on p 223.
→ Consult the notes at the end of the book for further information.
(=banknote) billet m
→ They exchange travellers cheques at a different rate from notes.
a £5 note un billet de cinq livres
(MUSIC) note f
→ He played a few notes on the piano.
→ Not one of them could read a note of music.
(=tone) (in voice)
There was a note of triumph in her voice. Il y avait un accent de triomphe dans sa voix.
→ He could discern the note of urgency in their voices.
→ His voice took on a new note of uncertainty.
(=atmosphere) note f
The film ends on a positive note. Le film se termine sur une note positive.
on a lighter note ... pour parler de choses plus gaies ...
→ It's all very worrying. On a lighter note, it's nearly lunchtime - is everyone hungry?
(=distinguished) éminent (e)
→ an artist of some note
(=important) important (e)
a person of note une personne éminente
nothing of note, He has published nothing of note. Il n'a rien publié d'important.
→ an ancient chieftain who had done little of note
to take note
(=pay attention) prendre note
→ Those of you who arrived late, please take note!
to take note of sth prendre note de qch
→ I found that he had taken note of everything I had said.
note down noter
→ He noted the exact time of the accident.
→ "meet Julie 1pm" she noted in her diary
→ a guard came and took our names and noted where each of us was sitting
→ one policeman was clearly visible noting the number plates of passing cars
→ I noted that the rain had stopped
→ She noted how he looked pinched and rather tired
note that ... notez que ...
→ Note that the report does not carry any form of official recommendation.
please note that ... veuillez noter que ...
→ Please note that there are a limited number of tickets.
[person] noter, observer → It is important for us to note three basic facts.
[report] constater → The report noted a sharp drop in cases of flu. → The report notes that exports increased again last year.
n (COMMERCE) bordereau m d'expédition
n (British) attestation f provisoire d'assurance
n (British) avoir m
(=quaver) croche f
half note , half-note
n (US) blanche f
n (British) portefeuille m
adj parfait (e) à la note près
→ How can he extract note-perfect performances from his cast?
n billet m à ordre
n (US) noire f
n (for work)
certificat m médical , (for school)
mot m d'absence
n (British) texte de présentation figurant sur la pochette d'un disque texte de présentation figurant sur la pochette d'un disque
n lettre f de suicide
n (US) ronde f