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enfer

English translation of enfer

hell

The French translation for 'hell' is 'enfer'. This word can be used in a range of contexts, akin to English usage. It can indicate a state of great suffering or an unpleasant situation, or it can be used in religious terminology to refer to a place of punishment in the afterlife. For example, 'Je vivais un enfer' translates to 'I was living a hell'. Usage might slightly vary depending on the context.


Example sentences using: enfer

Il fait aussi chaud qu'en enfer ici.

English translation of Il fait aussi chaud qu'en enfer ici.

It's as hot as hell here.

This sentence uses a comparison to express how hot it is, using 'enfer' (hell) metaphorically to mean a place that is extremely hot.

C'est l'enfer sur la route ce matin.

English translation of C'est l'enfer sur la route ce matin.

It's hell on the road this morning.

In this context, 'enfer' is used to express how difficult or unpleasant the situation is on the road.

Ce travail est un enfer.

English translation of Ce travail est un enfer.

This job is hell.

This sentence employs 'enfer' metaphorically to describe a job as being extremely stressful or difficult.

Il doit retourner à l'enfer d'où il vient.

English translation of Il doit retourner à l'enfer d'où il vient.

He must return to the hell where he comes from.

In this sentence, 'enfer' is used to describe a very unpleasant or difficult situation or place that someone is going back to.

Cet endroit semble être un enfer sur Terre.

English translation of Cet endroit semble être un enfer sur Terre.

This place seems to be a hell on Earth.

Here, 'enfer' is being used to describe a place as being unbearably unpleasant or tough.

Sortir de ce trafic était un enfer.

English translation of Sortir de ce trafic était un enfer.

Getting out of this traffic was hell.

In this sample, 'enfer' is employed to express how difficult or challenging it was to get out of traffic.

On dirait qu'il vient de l'enfer.

English translation of On dirait qu'il vient de l'enfer.

It looks like he just came from hell.

This sentence uses 'enfer' to express a place that is assumed to be very difficult or trying.

Elle a survécu à un véritable enfer.

English translation of Elle a survécu à un véritable enfer.

She survived a real hell.

Here, 'enfer' is being used to describe a very painful or difficult situation that someone managed to survive through.

Vivre ici est un enfer pour lui.

English translation of Vivre ici est un enfer pour lui.

Living here is a hell for him.

In this sentence, 'enfer' is used to depict an intolerably bad living situation.

Passer par l'enfer pour arriver au paradis.

English translation of Passer par l'enfer pour arriver au paradis.

Go through hell to get to heaven.

In this proverb, 'enfer' symbolizes suffering, torment, or hardship as a way to attain bliss or fulfillment.

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