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presque

English translation of presque

almost

The French word 'presque' translates to 'almost' in English. It is used in the same way as 'almost' in English, to represent something that is close to, but not exactly the same. It can be used preceding any noun or verb to express their near completion or occurrence.


Example sentences using: presque

Il reste presque plus de pain

English translation of Il reste presque plus de pain

There is almost no bread left

In this sentence, 'presque' indicates a nearly depleted quantity. It signifies that the bread is almost gone or consumed.

Je suis presque arrivé chez moi

English translation of Je suis presque arrivé chez moi

I am almost home

This phrase is an example of presque used to express proximity in time. It translates to 'I am almost home.' The word 'presque' in this context denotes being close to reaching a particular destination – home, in this case.

Il est presque minuit

English translation of Il est presque minuit

It is almost midnight

This sentence is used to express temporal proximity. The word 'presque' here is used to indicate that the time is close to midnight.

Nous avons presque fini le travail

English translation of Nous avons presque fini le travail

We have almost finished the work

In this context, the word 'presque' is used to indicate the state of near completion. It expresses that the workers are close to completing the task mentioned.

Elle est presque prête

English translation of Elle est presque prête

She is almost ready

Presque, in this context, indicates that the person in question, 'she', is nearly ready to do something or go somewhere.

J'ai presque oublié ton anniversaire

English translation of J'ai presque oublié ton anniversaire

I almost forgot your birthday

In this instance, 'presque' indicates a near miss. It suggests that the speaker nearly forgot a significant event – in this case, the listener's birthday – but ultimately remembered.

Tu es presque aussi grand que ton père

English translation of Tu es presque aussi grand que ton père

You are almost as tall as your father

Presque, in this context, is used to demonstrate a comparison. It indicates that the person referred to is not quite as tall as their father, but very close.

Il fait presque chaud aujourd'hui

English translation of Il fait presque chaud aujourd'hui

It is almost hot today

In this phrase 'presque' is used to indicate that the temperature is close to being classified as hot, but not quite there.

Le train est presque complet

English translation of Le train est presque complet

The train is almost full

In this context 'presque' implies that the train is nearly at full capacity. Very few seats remain available.

J'ai presque perdu ma montre

English translation of J'ai presque perdu ma montre

I almost lost my watch

Here, 'presque' used to indicate a near miss. It suggests that the speaker almost lost their watch, but it didn’t happen.

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