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minuit

English translation of minuit

midnight

The French word for midnight is 'minuit'. It is used in much the same way as in English, to refer to the middle of the night, specifically 12:00 AM. Just like English, it can also be used metaphorically to refer to a critical or transition moment.


Example sentences using: minuit

Je me suis endormi avant minuit.

English translation of Je me suis endormi avant minuit.

I fell asleep before midnight.

This sentence showcases how to express an action that occurred before a certain time.

Il fait toujours plus sombre à minuit.

English translation of Il fait toujours plus sombre à minuit.

It is always darkest at midnight.

This sentence shows how 'minuit' can be used in a metaphorical or proverbial sense.

Il est minuit.

English translation of Il est minuit.

It is midnight.

This sentence is a simple way to express the specific hour of the day, in this case, the middle of the night.

Nous partirons à minuit.

English translation of Nous partirons à minuit.

We will leave at midnight.

This sentence shows how to mention a specific time for scheduling an action in the future.

Le film commence à minuit.

English translation of Le film commence à minuit.

The movie starts at midnight.

In French, we place the time after the verb to indicate when an event is scheduled to occur.

Minuit, c'est l'heure du crime.

English translation of Minuit, c'est l'heure du crime.

Midnight is the crime time.

This sentence is an idiom, illustrating how 'minuit' can be used metaphorically.

Minuit marque la fin du jour.

English translation of Minuit marque la fin du jour.

Midnight marks the end of the day.

This sentence exemplifies how 'minuit' can signify the end of a period.

Le train de minuit est souvent en retard.

English translation of Le train de minuit est souvent en retard.

The midnight train is often late.

This phrase illustrates a simple comment or observation about a regular occurrence associated with 'minuit'.

Je suis rentré chez moi à minuit.

English translation of Je suis rentré chez moi à minuit.

I returned home at midnight.

This sentence demonstrates how to state a precise moment when a past action took place.

Êtes-vous disponible à minuit?

English translation of Êtes-vous disponible à minuit?

Are you available at midnight?

This is an example of a question, where the subject and verb are reversed and a question mark is added at the end of the sentence.

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