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mémoire

English translation of mémoire

memory

The French word for 'memory' is 'mémoire'. It is used very much in the same context as in English, referring to the mental capacity of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences. It can also refer to an apparatus by which things are remembered, such as in computer language. Like in English, it can have various connotations including remembering something or someone, recalling or remembering information, or in terms of computer data.


Example sentences using: mémoire

Sa mémoire est incroyable.

English translation of Sa mémoire est incroyable.

His memory is incredible.

This statement is generally used to commend someone on their superior memory skills.

J'ai oublié cela de ma mémoire.

English translation of J'ai oublié cela de ma mémoire.

I forgot this from my memory.

This phrase can be used when someone forgets something they knew before. In French, forgetting is often associated with memory loss.

La mémoire humaine est fascinante.

English translation of La mémoire humaine est fascinante.

Human memory is fascinating.

This sentence can be used when expressing intrigue or marvel about how the human memory works.

La mémoire de l'ordinateur est pleine.

English translation of La mémoire de l'ordinateur est pleine.

The computer's memory is full.

In this context, 'mémoire' is used to mean the storage capacity of a computer.

C'est un test de mémoire.

English translation of C'est un test de mémoire.

It's a memory test.

This phrase can describe a test or an exercise that specifically evaluates or trains your memory capabilities.

Elle a une mémoire photographique.

English translation of Elle a une mémoire photographique.

She has a photographic memory.

'Mémoire photographique' refers to an exceptional ability to remember images and details.

Je n'ai aucune mémoire de cela.

English translation of Je n'ai aucune mémoire de cela.

I have no memory of this.

This phrase is used when someone fails to remember something.

Ce parfum réveille ma mémoire.

English translation of Ce parfum réveille ma mémoire.

This perfume awakens my memory.

This phrase implies that a specific scent triggers someone's memory, often of a past event or person.

Il a la mémoire courte.

English translation of Il a la mémoire courte.

He has a short memory.

This is a French idiom referring to someone who forgets things easily or doesn't keep their promises.

Il préserve la mémoire de son grand-père.

English translation of Il préserve la mémoire de son grand-père.

He preserves his grandfather's memory.

Here, 'mémoire' refers to the act of remembering and honouring a loved one who has passed away.

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