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environ

English translation of environ

about

The French word 'environ' is commonly used to translate English term 'about'. It is generally used to give approximate figures and estimations. For example, if someone asks you how old you are and you don't want to give an exact age you could say 'J'ai environ trente ans' when translated it means 'I'm about thirty years old'.


Example sentences using: environ

Elle a environ quarante ans.

English translation of Elle a environ quarante ans.

She is about forty years old.

In this case, 'environ' is utilized to give a likely age of the woman.

Il y a environ vingt personnes dans la salle.

English translation of Il y a environ vingt personnes dans la salle.

There are about twenty people in the room.

Here, 'environ' is used to give an approximate number of people present in the room. It's not an exact count, but a rough estimate.

Le vol devrait durer environ deux heures.

English translation of Le vol devrait durer environ deux heures.

The flight is expected to last about two hours.

In this sentence, 'environ' is used to share an estimate of how long the flight will last.

Je peux finir ce travail en environ une heure.

English translation of Je peux finir ce travail en environ une heure.

I can finish this work in about an hour.

This time 'environ' is used to specify an approximate time needed to complete a task.

Nous habitons à environ cinq kilomètres d'ici.

English translation of Nous habitons à environ cinq kilomètres d'ici.

We live about five kilometers from here.

Here, 'environ' is used to describe an estimated distance from a certain location.

C’est une petite ville de trois mille habitants environ.

English translation of C’est une petite ville de trois mille habitants environ.

It's a small town with about three thousand residents.

In this sentence, 'environ' is used to give a rough number of the population in the town.

Une tasse de café coûte environ deux euros.

English translation of Une tasse de café coûte environ deux euros.

A cup of coffee costs about two euros.

'Environ' is used here to give a rounded estimation of the cost of a cup of coffee.

J’ai lu environ la moitié du livre.

English translation of J’ai lu environ la moitié du livre.

I have read about half of the book.

This sentence uses 'environ' to denote an approximate part of the book that has been read.

Il est environ midi.

English translation of Il est environ midi.

It is about midday.

Environ is used here to give a rough time estimate, it could be a couple of minutes before or after midday.

Il a neigé environ trois centimètres hier soir.

English translation of Il a neigé environ trois centimètres hier soir.

It snowed about three centimeters last night.

This sentence uses 'environ' to express an approximate measurement of the snowfall last night.

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