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entre

English translation of entre

between

The French word 'entre' is used similarly to the English word 'between'. It signifies the position in the middle of two or more items, concepts or places. For example, if we are talking about being in the middle of two cities, you could say 'Je suis entre Paris et Lyon'. Which is 'I am between Paris and Lyon' in English.


Example sentences using: entre

Je suis entre toi et elle.

English translation of Je suis entre toi et elle.

I am between you and her.

In this sentence, 'entre' is used to refer to the position of the speaker in relation to two other people, meaning 'between'.

Nous vivons entre espoir et peur.

English translation of Nous vivons entre espoir et peur.

We live between hope and fear.

'Entre' in this phrase is used to show a condition of fluctuating between two states; in this case, hope and fear.

Le magasin est entre la banque et le restaurant.

English translation of Le magasin est entre la banque et le restaurant.

The store is between the bank and the restaurant.

Here, 'entre' is used to describe the location of a place in relation to two other places.

Elle est entre les mains du médecin.

English translation of Elle est entre les mains du médecin.

She is in the hands of the doctor.

This is a metaphorical use of 'entre', meaning that the person's health is being managed by the doctor.

Il a fallu choisir entre son travail et sa famille.

English translation of Il a fallu choisir entre son travail et sa famille.

He had to choose between his job and his family.

In this sentence, 'entre' is used to present a choice between two options.

La distance entre nous grandit.

English translation of La distance entre nous grandit.

The distance between us is growing.

Here, 'entre' is used to talk about the growing emotional or physical distance between two people.

Il ne peut pas faire la différence entre le bien et le mal.

English translation of Il ne peut pas faire la différence entre le bien et le mal.

He cannot tell the difference between good and evil.

In this case, 'entre' indicates a distinction, or lack thereof, between two concepts.

Je suis tiraillé entre deux décisions.

English translation of Je suis tiraillé entre deux décisions.

I'm torn between two decisions.

'Entre' is used here to refer to a conflict or dilemma between two decisions.

Cet incident a créé un froid entre eux.

English translation of Cet incident a créé un froid entre eux.

This incident created a coldness between them.

'Entre' in this phrase represents a situation where an incident created a divide or distance between two or more people.

Il est entre deux feux.

English translation of Il est entre deux feux.

He is between two fires.

This is a French idiom equivalent to the English phrase 'caught between a rock and a hard place', referring to a dilemma. 'Entre' is used to show the person is in the middle of two difficulties.

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