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plusieurs

English translation of plusieurs

several

The French word 'plusieurs' is equivalent to the English word 'several'. It is used in French to quantify an unspecified amount of something, suggesting more than two but less than many. The major difference is that, unlike 'several', 'plusieurs' doesn't change forms. It remains constant, irrespective of the gender and number. When used in sentences, it usually comes before the noun.


Example sentences using: plusieurs

Nous avons visité plusieurs musées pendant nos vacances.

English translation of Nous avons visité plusieurs musées pendant nos vacances.

We visited several museums during our vacation.

In the phrase, 'plusieurs' is used to mention more than one museum. Here, 'plusieurs' is used in the context of a visit to many museums, expressing multiplicity.

Il a mangé plusieurs gâteaux après le dîner.

English translation of Il a mangé plusieurs gâteaux après le dîner.

He ate several cakes after dinner.

Here, 'plusieurs' is used to note an excess or indulgence —the person not only had dinner but also ate several cakes afterwards.

Elle a acheté plusieurs livres pour son projet.

English translation of Elle a acheté plusieurs livres pour son projet.

She bought several books for her project.

In this case, 'plusieurs' indicates a variety of books the person bought for a project, implying that not just one was necessary.

Nous avons plusieurs options à considérer.

English translation of Nous avons plusieurs options à considérer.

We have several options to consider.

'Plusieurs', in this phrase, connotes that there's not just one, but many options available to be considered.

J'ai rencontré plusieurs de tes amis à la fête.

English translation of J'ai rencontré plusieurs de tes amis à la fête.

I met several of your friends at the party.

Here, 'plusieurs' denotes a considerable number of the person's friends were present and met by the speaker at the party.

Ils ont adopté plusieurs enfants.

English translation of Ils ont adopté plusieurs enfants.

They adopted several children.

The word 'plusieurs' is used in the sense of many children being adopted by a couple, implying a large family unit.

Vous devez prendre plusieurs bus pour arriver à la destination.

English translation of Vous devez prendre plusieurs bus pour arriver à la destination.

You must take several buses to reach the destination.

In this context, 'plusieurs' implies the journey requires taking more than one bus to reach the destination.

Elle a vu plusieurs films ce week-end.

English translation of Elle a vu plusieurs films ce week-end.

She watched several films this weekend.

The sentence uses 'plusieurs' to indicate that the person had a busy cinema weekend, seeing more than one film.

Nous avons fait plusieurs erreurs dans le rapport.

English translation of Nous avons fait plusieurs erreurs dans le rapport.

We made several mistakes in the report.

In this statement, 'plusieurs' conveys a sense of regret or mistake; multiple errors were made in the report. The word underscores the multiplicity of mistakes.

J'ai besoin de plusieurs stylos pour la classe de dessin.

English translation of J'ai besoin de plusieurs stylos pour la classe de dessin.

I need several pens for the drawing class.

In this sentence, 'plusieurs' is used to denote an indefinite quantity of something. It is equivalent to 'several' in English and is used here to express the speaker's need for more than one pen.

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