How to translate the English word “busy” in French? I hope you’re not too busy to listen to this episode because students of French often use the wrong word for it! I’ll help you choose the relevant translation according to the context.
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
Occupé,e = busy (person, phone line)
Le Président est toujours très occupé = The President is always very busy
La ligne est occupée = the phone line is busy
Chargé,e = busy (schedule)
Il a un emploi du temps très chargé = He’s got a very busy schedule.
Rempli,e = busy (day)
Les journées sont bien remplies avec un bébé! = The days with a baby are quite busy !
Animé,e = busy (place, street)
Montmartre est un quartier très anime de Paris = Montmartre is a very busy/lively area in Paris.
Plein,e = busy (shop)
Les magasins sont pleins en période de soldes = The shops are busy during the sales
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