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ainsi

English translation of ainsi

thus

The French word 'ainsi' is used in a similar way as 'thus' in English. It can be used to denote the consequence of something or to introduce an explanation. It is an important connective word in French, helping to introduce a result or effect, and is a common word seen in both written and spoken French.


Example sentences using: ainsi

Ainsi, nous pouvons conclure que le travail est terminé.

English translation of Ainsi, nous pouvons conclure que le travail est terminé.

Thus, we can conclude that the work is finished.

In this sentence, 'ainsi' is used as a connector to indicate a conclusion or result based on previous information.

Il n'a pas mangé, ainsi il a faim.

English translation of Il n'a pas mangé, ainsi il a faim.

He didn't eat, thus he's hungry.

Here, 'ainsi' is used to connect two related sentences, the first providing a reason for the event in the second.

Ainsi soit-il.

English translation of Ainsi soit-il.

So be it.

In this context, 'ainsi' is used in an idiomatic expression that is akin to 'amen' or 'let it be'.

Il a dit ainsi à son ami.

English translation of Il a dit ainsi à son ami.

He said so to his friend.

In this case, 'ainsi' is used as an adverb to indicate that something takes place in a certain way.

Ainsi va la vie.

English translation of Ainsi va la vie.

Such is life.

This is a common French saying using 'ainsi' that is equivalent to the English phrase 'so it goes' or 'such is life'.

Elle a ainsi décidé de partir.

English translation of Elle a ainsi décidé de partir.

She thus decided to leave.

'Ainsi', in this sentence, is used to add an inferential meaning, suggesting that her decision to leave is the result of a previously stated circumstance.

Je pense, ainsi j'existe.

English translation of Je pense, ainsi j'existe.

I think, therefore I exist.

'Ainsi' is used in this classical philosophical proposition by Descartes to mean 'therefore', suggesting a logical consequence.

N'agissez pas ainsi!

English translation of N'agissez pas ainsi!

Don't act like this!

In this command, 'ainsi' is used as an adverb meaning 'in this way', referring to a manner of action.

Ainsi, ils sont arrivés à la fin.

English translation of Ainsi, ils sont arrivés à la fin.

Thus, they reached the end.

In this sentence, 'ainsi' is a transitional word indicating a result or conclusion based on the previous statement.

Faites-le ainsi.

English translation of Faites-le ainsi.

Do it like this.

In this context, 'ainsi' is an adverbial phrase meaning 'in this way' which serves as a directive how something should be done.

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