French Expressions with Monter

French Expressions with Monter

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The French verb monter literally means "to go up" and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to be promoted, rise gently, turn up the volume, and more with this list of expressions with monter.

Possible Meanings of Monter

  • to go up
  • to assemble
  • to climb up/into
  • to edit
  • to mount
  • to organize, set up
  • to put up
  • to rise
  • to stage
  • to take up
  • to turn up
  • to well up

Expressions with Monter

monter à
to go up to visit / work in (a city)
monter à bicyclette
to cycle up; to ride a bike
monter à bord (d'un navire)
to go on board a ship
monter à cheval
to get on a horse; to ride a horse
monter à / jusqu'à
to come up to
monter à/dans sa chambre
to go up to one's room
monter à l'étage
to go upstairs
monter à pied
to walk up
monter aux arbres
to climb trees
monter dans l'estime de quelqu'un
to rise in someone's estimation
monter dans un avion
to board a plane
monter dans un train
to board a train
monter des mailles
to cast on stitches
monter en courant
to run up
monter en flèche
to soar (literally and figuratively)
monter en grade
to be promoted
monter en lacets
to wind upwards
monter en parallèle
to connect in parallel
monter en pente douce
to rise gently
monter en série
to connect in series
monter en titubant
to stagger up
monter en train
to go up by train
monter en voiture
to drive up; to get into a car
monter le bourrichon à quelqu'un (informal)
to put ideas in someone's head
monter le coup à quelqu'un (fam)
to take someone for a ride
monter l'escalier
to go up the stairs
monter la gamme (music)
to go up the scale
monter la garde
to go/be on guard
monter le son
to turn the volume up
monter la tête à quelqu'un
to get someone worked up
monter par l'ascenseur
to take the elevator up
monter prévenir quelqu'un
to go up and tell someone
monter quelque chose en épingle
to blow something all out of proportion
monter quelqu'un contre quelqu'un
to set someone against someone
monter voir quelqu'un
to go up and see someone
monter sur
to climb up on
monter sur le trône
to ascend to the throne
monter sur un arbre
to climb a tree
monter sur une bicyclette
to get on a bicycle
monter sur une colline
to climb a hill
monter sur une échelle
to climb a ladder
monter un cheval
to ride a horse
monter une côte
to go up a hill
monter un coup
to plan a job
monter une histoire pour déshonorer quelqu'un
to invent a scandal to ruin someone's name
Ça fait monter les prix. It makes prices go up.
C'est l'artiste qui monte.
He's an up-and-coming artist.
C'est l'homme qui monte.
He's on the way up (to fame).
C'est une histoire montée de toutes pièces.
It's a complete fabrication.
être monté contre
to be dead set against
faire monter des blancs en neige
to beat egg whites into stiff peaks
faire monter quelqu'un
to tell someone (e.g., a guest) to come up
faire monter ses valises
to have one's luggage taken up
Je monte la garde (sign)
Beware of dog
La moutarde me monte au nez.
I'm losing my temper.
se monter
to come to, amount to
se monter le bourrichon (informal)
to get all worked up
se monter la tête (pour un rien)
to get all worked up (over nothing)
Monter conjugations