(=non-amateur) professionnel (le) m/f
→ He had been a professional since March 2000.
→ a competition open to both amateurs and professionals
→ you can hire the same machines used by professionals at most tool hire centres
(=person with a professional job) professionnel (le) m/f
→ every graduate and young professional instinctively puts down `leadership skills" on their CV
→ She's a highly-qualified professional.
(=good, reliable person) professionnel (le) m/f
She's a real professional. C'est une vraie professionnelle.
(=non-amateur) professionnel (le)
a professional musician un musicien professionnel
→ the insecurities of life as a professional musician
→ a professional footballer
to turn professional
[player, athlete] devenir professionnel (le)
→ Jack Nicklaus has played in every major championship since he turned professional in 1961.
[work, performance] professionnel (le)
→ They did a very professional job.
→ It is a very assured, professional performance.
a very professional piece of work un travail très professionnel
[opinion, judgement, expertise] professionnel (le)
→ It's a question of professional judgement.
→ It is my professional opinion that there are many environmental risks.
[activities, context] professionnel (le)
→ She's very discreet about her professional activities.
→ I only knew him in a professional context.
[behaviour, attitude] professionnel (le)
→ He always maintained a very professional attitude.
→ They are very professional and competent.
(=employed in a profession) a professional man un professionnel → cultured and caring professional man (40) with an adventurous mind He's a professional man. C'est un professionnel. a professional woman une professionnelle → "nurses and other professional women → She's also well-liked by working-class and professional women → Although a busy professional woman, she found time for other pursuits
n avis m professionnel
→ I think you need professional advice.
to take professional advice obtenir un avis professionnel
→ Have you thought of taking professional advice?
→ You should really take professional advice before making any decision.
to seek professional advice demander un avis professionnel
→ She had sought professional advice once before in a similar situation.
n faute f délibérée
n faute f professionnelle
→ The accusation of professional misconduct came as a shock.
(=faculty) faculté de droit ou de médecine faculté de droit ou de médecine
(=business school) école f supérieure de commerce