principal in French

Pronunciation
n. principal, directeur, proviseur, doyen; patron, mandant, commettant; capital, somme importante (Economie)
adj. principal; capital; essentiel, majeur, de première importance

principal in English

Pronunciation
adj. principal, fundamental; leading, cardinal; central, close, foremost; main; prime, right

Example Sentences

Là se trouvait sur le «grand trunk» l’embranchement de Denver-city, la principale ville du Colorado.
A branch of the “grand trunk” branched off southward to Denver city, the capital of Colorado.
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Les enfants camerounais vont ainsi bénéficier d’une protection contre la diarrhée à rotavirus, principale cause de diarrhée sévère souvent fatale.
(Source: Voice of America)
Cameroonian children will therefore benefit from protection against rotavirus diarrhoea, the leading cause of severe diarrhoea, which is often fatal.
(Source: Voice of America)
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Poursuivez sur la route principale au sud.
Continue/Proceed on the main road south.
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Continuez sur la route principale à l’ouest.
Continue/Proceed on the main road west.
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Or, la Russie compte depuis des années parmi les principaux acheteurs d’amandes californiennes.
(Source: Voice of America)
Further to this, Russia has been among the main buyers of Californian almonds for years.
(Source: Voice of America)
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Son charme principal venait de son air ouvert et confiant.
His charm mainly seemed to come from his open and confident air.
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Au Niger, en moyenne, chaque femme a sept enfants. Est-ce que ce fort taux de fécondité n’est pas un des principaux obstacles au développement?
(Source: Voice of America)
In Niger, on average, each woman has seven children. Is this high rate of fertility not a major obstacle to development?
(Source: Voice of America)
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Dans les sidrerías, il y a quelques tapas et quelque chose à manger, mais très peu varié, la chose principale est le sidra.
In the sidrerías there are some tapas and something to eat, but with very little variety, there the main thing is the sidra.
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C’est là que la Reine des Neiges a son palais d’été. Son vrai fort, son principal château est près du pôle Nord, dans une île qui s’appelle le Spitzberg.
It is there the Snow Queen has her summer palace. Her real fortress – her principal castle – is near the North Pole, on an island called Spitzbergen.
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Précisément, à Hong-Kong, résidait un de ses parents, Parsi comme elle, et l’un des principaux négociants de cette ville.
It was precisely in Hong Kong that one of her relatives resided a Parsee, like her, and one of the principal merchants of the city.
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