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lumières

English translation of lumières

lights

The French word 'lumières' is used in the same context as the English word 'lights'. However, in French, the word 'lumières' is most often used in the plural form. It is used to talk about multiple sources of light or the concept of lighting in general.


Example sentences using: lumières

J'ai allumé les lumières.

English translation of J'ai allumé les lumières.

I turned on the lights.

It's a very common sentence used when someone lights up a room by switching on the lights. It implies that the action has been done in the past ('J'ai').

Les lumières de la ville sont belles ce soir.

English translation of Les lumières de la ville sont belles ce soir.

The city lights are beautiful tonight.

This sentence suggests a scene where the speaker is looking at the cityscape at nighttime and is appreciating how lovely the lights look. The phrase can often be used in a romantic context.

Les lumières du port se reflétaient dans l'eau.

English translation of Les lumières du port se reflétaient dans l'eau.

The harbor lights were reflected in the water.

A descriptive sentence often found in novels or stories, depicting a picturesque scene of harbor lights reflecting on water. This sentence would typically be used to set a calm and serene ambiance.

J'aime regarder les lumières des étoiles la nuit.

English translation of J'aime regarder les lumières des étoiles la nuit.

I love watching the light of the stars at night.

In this sentence, 'lumières' refers to the light coming from the stars. This is a sentence that one might say when expressing admiration for the night sky.

Les lumières illuminent la salle.

English translation of Les lumières illuminent la salle.

The lights illuminate the room.

A straightforward sentence where someone describes how light sources light up a room creating a more visible and bright environment.

Il y a trop de lumières ici.

English translation of Il y a trop de lumières ici.

There are too many lights here.

This sentence is a complaint or observation stating there are more lights in a place than needed or wanted, which might cause discomfort due to overly bright conditions.

Regarde les lumières de Noël dans la rue.

English translation of Regarde les lumières de Noël dans la rue.

Look at the Christmas lights in the street.

A phrase commonly used during the holiday season when someone is admiring the festive lights put up in the streets to celebrate Christmas.

Les lumières brillaient dans le noir.

English translation of Les lumières brillaient dans le noir.

The lights were shining in the dark.

This sentence describes a situation where the lights are the only source of illumination in a dark environment. This kind of phrase can be used to depict a night scene in stories or to describe a power outage where only a few lights are still on.

Les lumières du théâtre sont éteintes.

English translation of Les lumières du théâtre sont éteintes.

The theater lights are turned off.

This is a simple statement often used when describing a scene in a theater when the lights have been switched off, usually just before the start of a performance.

Les lumières de la voiture sont allumées.

English translation of Les lumières de la voiture sont allumées.

The car lights are turned on.

A very common sentence used when someone notices that the lights on a car are switched on. This can be used in various situations, for example, while driving at night, or if the driver has forgotten to turn off the lights after parking.

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