Definition of quartier in English:

quartier

noun

  • A district of a French city.

    • ‘My objective was to bring my music to my quartier, maybe to my city, Dakar.’
    • ‘I certainly saw North Beach as a poetic place, as poetic as some quartiers in Paris, where great poets and painters had found inspiration.’
    • ‘When I offered tattoo artists in the market large sums to remove my mark, their refusals were nervous but adamant, and I was driven to prowl the dark alleys behind the quartier portugais once more.’
    • ‘They seldom set foot in the quartiers chauds, or ‘hot districts’, until Sarkozy arrived on the scene.’
    • ‘There were shades last week of Paris 1998 as the kilted ones turned Le Marais, with its various Scottish pubs, into a Caledonian quartier.’
    • ‘Gagnon is widely quoted in the local press, where he is cast as the man who wants to clean up the streets of the quartier.’
    • ‘Poor and sick with tuberculosis, Mansfield had neither money nor time to buy the two-storey house in the well-to-do Garavan quartier.’
    • ‘N'Dour made his name giving traditional culture back to the youth of the quartiers, filtering it through Latin music, funk, soul and jazz, and saying: this is you!’
    • ‘I see it as an excuse to leave the confines of my quartier and try other bakeries.’
    • ‘Between these extremes, the naturalist novelists tended to live in middling quartiers, thus occupying a symbolically inferior position compared to opponents like the ‘psychological’ novelist Paul Bourget.’
    • ‘Les Ulis, the suburb in Paris in which Henry grew up, is often described as a tough environment, full of the kind of social problems that can make or break a young man, what's known in France as les quartiers difficiles.’
    • ‘The cafe waiter, baker, and butcher in my quartier greeted me with ‘Bonjour, monsieur!’’
    • ‘In Paris practice was not uniformly low, and was more regular in middle-class and aristocratic neighbourhoods than in working-class quartiers, where church construction lagged behind population growth and the clergy were scarcer.’
    • ‘At nine the boy still hadn't attended school, and Helene got him a tutor in the quartier, while continuing to ply him with music lessons.’
    • ‘The old quartiers populaires disappeared, their inhabitants pushed into unattractive suburbs, as happened also in Paris and other cities during the same years.’
    • ‘Unhappy people from some quartiers had to come to city hall to fight for quality of life.’
    • ‘But as I wind my way through a clean, quiet quartier, past stately white mansions and graceful churches, past small gated gardens cascading with bougainvillea, I have second thoughts.’
    • ‘It is still my home… It is true that it is still a difficult area, what is called in French a quartier difficile.’
    • ‘Until the 1950s, many women would go hatless in their own quartier, something they would not do if they were to go beyond its informal limits.’
    • ‘Indeed, Paris is teeming with gay-friendly hotels, so it might be wise to limit your search to the Marais, arguably the most interesting Parisian quartier and certainly the gayest.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

quartier

/kaʀtje//ˈkɑːtɪeɪ/