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English translation of là

there

The French word 'là' represents the English equivalent 'there'. It is used in pretty much the same way it would be in English, to denote a particular place or position. However, just like English, French has multiple words that can be translated as 'there', so the usage of 'là' may vary depending on the context. For instance, 'y' can also mean 'there', especially in the sense of 'in/at a place' while 'là' tends to mean 'there' in the sense of 'that place', pointing towards a certain area.


Example sentences using:

Le livre est là.

English translation of Le livre est là.

The book is there.

This sentence uses 'là' to indicate the location or presence of something, in this case, the book.

Là, tu as raison.

English translation of Là, tu as raison.

There, you are right.

In this context, 'là' is used to recognize or acknowledge a valid point.

Là, c'est Paris.

English translation of Là, c'est Paris.

There, it's Paris.

In this context, 'là' is used to indicate the location of a city or a place, in this case, Paris.

J'y suis allé là.

English translation of J'y suis allé là.

I went there.

In this sentence, 'là' is used to indicate a place or destination where the speaker has been to.

Je suis là.

English translation of Je suis là.

I'm here.

In this sentence, 'là' is used to indicate the speaker's presence or location.

C'est là que j'habite.

English translation of C'est là que j'habite.

That's where I live.

In this sentence, 'là' is used to indicate the speaker's habitation or location.

Regarde là-bas.

English translation of Regarde là-bas.

Look over there.

In this sentence, 'là' is used to direct attention toward something or someone in a certain direction.

Tu es là demain ?

English translation of Tu es là demain ?

Are you there tomorrow?

In this question, 'là' is used to ask about someone's availability or their presence in a certain place in the near future.

Il est toujours là pour moi.

English translation of Il est toujours là pour moi.

He is always there for me.

In this sentence, 'là' is used to express support, presence or availability.

Nous sommes là pour vous aider.

English translation of Nous sommes là pour vous aider.

We are here to help you.

Here, 'là' is used to ensure someone of support or help during a certain situation.

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