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moyen

English translation of moyen

mean

The word 'moyen' in French is translated as 'mean' in English. In French, 'moyen' typically refers to average or medium but can also denote mean in the sense of being unkind or cruel. The context will often dictate the exact meaning, similar to English language use.


Example sentences using: moyen

Je n'ai pas les moyens d'acheter une nouvelle voiture.

English translation of Je n'ai pas les moyens d'acheter une nouvelle voiture.

I can't afford to buy a new car.

In French, 'moyen' could mean ability or means. The phrase directly says 'I don't have the means to buy a new car' but the translation is more colloquially understood as 'I can't afford to buy a new car'.

Quel est ton moyen de transport préféré?

English translation of Quel est ton moyen de transport préféré?

What is your favorite means of transport?

In this sentence, 'moyen' is used to mean 'means' or 'method', referring to a way or method of transport.

La science est le meilleur moyen de comprendre le monde.

English translation of La science est le meilleur moyen de comprendre le monde.

Science is the best means of understanding the world.

Here, 'moyen' is used to signify an instrument or way of achieving or understanding something.

C'est un moyen efficace de résoudre le problème.

English translation of C'est un moyen efficace de résoudre le problème.

It's an effective way to solve the problem.

This sentence uses 'moyen' to refer to a method or means, here signifying an effective method or way of problem-solving.

Le moyen âge est une période fascinante de l'histoire.

English translation of Le moyen âge est une période fascinante de l'histoire.

The Middle Ages is a fascinating period in history.

In this sentence, 'moyen' is part of a historical term 'moyen âge' which translates directly to Middle Ages.

Sa famille est de classe moyenne.

English translation of Sa famille est de classe moyenne.

His family is middle class.

In this context, 'moyenne' is a word derived from 'moyen' and is used to describe an average or middle social economic status.

Il a trouvé un moyen de contourner le système.

English translation of Il a trouvé un moyen de contourner le système.

He found a way to bypass the system.

In this use, 'moyen' refers to a way or method.

Je ne trouve aucun moyen de le convaincre.

English translation of Je ne trouve aucun moyen de le convaincre.

I can't find a way to convince him.

Here, 'moyen' is used to signify a way or method of convincing someone.

J'ai obtenu une note moyenne à l'examen.

English translation of J'ai obtenu une note moyenne à l'examen.

I got an average grade on the exam.

Here, 'moyenne' (derived from 'moyen') is used to describe an average grade on an exam.

C'est un moyen sûr de réussir.

English translation of C'est un moyen sûr de réussir.

This is a sure way to succeed.

In this case, 'moyen' is used to signify a method or way of achieving success.

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