take an exam

amabaran

Member
english
Good evening everybody

In english you take an exam which means "passer un examen" in french. The question is "is there any other way to translate this in french?
Thank you in advance.
 
  • marcolo

    Senior Member
    France, french
    maybe "se présenter à un examen", but this is slightly different, you say that before the exam, whereas you say "il passe son examen en ce moment" during the exam.
     

    amabaran

    Member
    english
    Thank you. But now if I say what's the traslation for "passer un examen "in english would be any other possibilities besides " to take an exam".
     

    marcolo

    Senior Member
    France, french
    I saw on some threads "sit an exam", but that's chiefly british.

    I should have specified my thought. If you speak before the exam, in french you could say :

    Je me présente à cet examen (formal, and it sounds like you had the choice to take this exam. For example, if you take an exam to enter a famous school, that's the good expression)

    Je vais passer cet examen



    If you speak during the exam

    Il est en train de passer/faire cet examen
     
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