Allumer l'ordinateur

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by chicou33, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. chicou33 Senior Member

    france
    french
    Bonjour
    je voudrais savoir comment on dit "allumer l'ordinateur" svp.
    J'hésite entre "to start the computer" et "to switch on the computer" ?
     
  2. fiso34 Junior Member

    J'utilise .. "turn on computer" pour l'allumer et bien sur "turn off Computer" pour l'éteindre. "Switch on" est aussi utilisé dans le jargon informatique mais je préfere utiliser "turn on" qui a plus la signification de mettre en marche / allumer
     
  3. Corsicum

    Corsicum Senior Member

    Sophia Antipolis è Capicorsu
    Corsu in casa è u Francese à scola
    To boot
    Physiquement, ce n’est pas exactement le sens, mais « to boot » , implicitement signifie allumer
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=8881&dict=CALD

    …se dit aussi couramment en français dans le milieu professionnel de l’informatique.
    Prudence : Mon avis ne vaut sans doute que pour les informaticiens

    Edit : merci Padraig – "To boot" n’est donc pas correct pour un usage courrant
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2009
  4. chicou33 Senior Member

    france
    french
    merci fiso34 et corsicum
     
  5. Padraig Senior Member

    Ireland
    Hiberno-English, Irish Gaelic
    Start, start up, switch on, turn on, power up are all good.

    Switch off, turn off, power down, close down are serviceable at the other end, but not stop.
     
  6. suggy43 Senior Member

    England, English
    To boot up the computer? That's quite informal though. :)
     
  7. pierelapin Junior Member

    England, English native speaker
    You can say fire up the computer -- that's quite a cool way to speak.
     
  8. Merpero Senior Member

    Birmingham,England
    English-United Kingdom
    Although there are indeed lots of different ways to say "allumer/eteindre l'ordinateur" in English, I think that the one that most people would use is:

    "Turn on the computer"/"Turn off the computer".

    For example, if I had just arrived at my computer class, the teacher would probably say to me:

    "Please turn on your computer/ Please turn your computer on"
     

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