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French for "Away"

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French for "Away"

In "Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent," "n'est pas là" would direclty translate to "is not there." What else could one use to imply "away" ? 


Would "absent" work?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Aakriti,

There is not a direct translation for ‘away’ in French. 

Away as adjective:

Il est parti he is away

Elle sera absente jusqu’à lundi she will be away until Monday

 

Away as adverb / adverbial phrase:

Ma famille habite loin d’ici = my family lives a long way away

Au loin on entendait du bruit = from away in the distance one could hear a noise

 

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée!

French for "Away"

In "Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent," "n'est pas là" would direclty translate to "is not there." What else could one use to imply "away" ? 


Would "absent" work?

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