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jamais

English translation of jamais

never

In French, 'jamais' is the translation for 'never'. It is typically used to denote an action that will not take place at any time or under any circumstances. It is generally placed after the verb it modifies. For example, 'Je ne mange jamais de viande' translates to 'I never eat meat'. Furthermore, in modern French, 'jamais' can simply mean 'ever' in certain contexts when used without the negation 'ne'.


Example sentences using: jamais

Je ne suis jamais allé à Paris.

English translation of Je ne suis jamais allé à Paris.

I have never been to Paris.

This sentence uses 'jamais' to express never having done something in the past, specifically going to Paris.

Il n'a jamais mangé de sushi.

English translation of Il n'a jamais mangé de sushi.

He has never eaten sushi.

Here, 'jamais' is used to express never having experienced something. It indicates that the person in question has never eaten sushi in their life.

Tu n'oublieras jamais ce moment.

English translation of Tu n'oublieras jamais ce moment.

You will never forget this moment.

In this sentence, 'jamais' used to express something that will not occur in the future, specifically, forgetting a moment.

Jamais je n'abandonnerai.

English translation of Jamais je n'abandonnerai.

I will never give up.

'Jamais' in this sentence is used to strongly express a negative intention in the future which is not giving up.

Nous ne devrions jamais faire confiance aux étrangers.

English translation of Nous ne devrions jamais faire confiance aux étrangers.

We should never trust strangers.

Here, 'jamais' indicates something that should not be done at any time, which is trusting strangers.

Je ne reçois jamais de lettres d'amour.

English translation of Je ne reçois jamais de lettres d'amour.

I never receive love letters.

In this sentence, 'jamais' used to express a constant negative condition in the present, that is receiving love letters.

Il ne pleut jamais en été ici.

English translation of Il ne pleut jamais en été ici.

It never rains here in the summer.

This sentence uses 'jamais' to state a general truth or constant fact about the absence of rain in the summer here.

Jamais vu une telle chose.

English translation of Jamais vu une telle chose.

Never seen such a thing.

'Jamais' used here to express an extraordinary experience in one's life, the English version also omits the subject and verb similar to the French version.

Elle ne veut jamais partager son chocolat.

English translation of Elle ne veut jamais partager son chocolat.

She never wants to share her chocolate.

In this sentence, 'jamais' is used to describe a continuous refusal or negative attitude, specifically not wanting to share her chocolate.

Ils ne courent jamais le matin.

English translation of Ils ne courent jamais le matin.

They never run in the morning.

The word 'jamais' here describes a habit or routine they do not do, which is running in the morning.

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