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pendant

English translation of pendant

while

The French word for 'while' is 'pendant'. It is used in a similar way to the English 'while', indicating something that is happening at the same time as another action. It can also mean 'during' or 'for' when referring to a span of time. Examples include 'Je lis pendant que tu dors' which translates to 'I read while you sleep' and 'J'ai travaillé pendant trois heures' which means 'I worked for three hours'.


Example sentences using: pendant

Pendant que tu dors, je vais lire un livre.

English translation of Pendant que tu dors, je vais lire un livre.

While you sleep, I will read a book.

In this example, 'pendant' is a preposition that demonstrates duration or simultaneity, similar to 'while' in English. The phrase indicates that the speaker will read a book during the time the listener is sleeping.

J'ai mangé pendant que tu parlais.

English translation of J'ai mangé pendant que tu parlais.

I ate while you were speaking.

'Pendant' is used here to communicate a simultaneous action. It signifies that the speaker was eating at the same time as the listener was speaking.

Elle chantait pendant la douche.

English translation of Elle chantait pendant la douche.

She sang during the shower.

In this sentence, 'pendant' means 'during'. It indicates that the singing took place at the same time as the shower.

Nous avons appris beaucoup pendant notre visite.

English translation of Nous avons appris beaucoup pendant notre visite.

We learned a lot during our visit.

In this example, 'pendant' refers to during. It says that the speaker and others learned a lot during the course of their visit.

Je suis allé à la plage pendant mes vacances.

English translation of Je suis allé à la plage pendant mes vacances.

I went to the beach during my holidays.

In this context, 'pendant' refers to the time period (the holidays) during which the speaker went to the beach.

Pendant cette période, nous avons eu beaucoup de problèmes.

English translation of Pendant cette période, nous avons eu beaucoup de problèmes.

During this period, we had a lot of problems.

Here, 'pendant' is used to denote a time frame (this period) in which the speaker experienced many problems.

Il ne peut pas manger pendant le jeûne.

English translation of Il ne peut pas manger pendant le jeûne.

He cannot eat during the fast.

'Pendant' in this phrase signifies 'during' and indicates a simultaneous action or situation. The speaker can't eat while they are fasting.

Elle a rencontré beaucoup de gens pendant l'événement.

English translation of Elle a rencontré beaucoup de gens pendant l'événement.

She met a lot of people during the event.

'Pendant' in this sentence means 'during'. It refers to the time frame of the event in which the woman met many people.

Ils ont joué au foot pendant l'ensemble du match.

English translation of Ils ont joué au foot pendant l'ensemble du match.

They played soccer during the entire match.

In this context, 'pendant' translates as 'during'. It indicates that the participants were playing soccer for the entire duration of the match.

Il a plu pendant l'été.

English translation of Il a plu pendant l'été.

It rained during the summer.

Here, 'pendant' is used to express that the rain occurred in the period of summer. It expresses the duration when it rained.

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