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quand

English translation of quand

when

The French word 'quand' is used in similar context as 'when' in English. It is used to ask about a specific time or to refer to an unspecified time in the future or past. For example, 'Quand tu viens?' means 'When are you coming?'. It can also be used to indicate that something occurs simultaneously as something else, such as 'quand je lis, je suis calme' which means 'when I read, I am calm'.


Example sentences using: quand

Quand vas-tu à la bibliothèque?

English translation of Quand vas-tu à la bibliothèque?

When are you going to the library?

This is a question about the schedule of the other person, asking specifically when they are planning to go to the library.

Je travaille mieux quand j'ai beaucoup de café.

English translation of Je travaille mieux quand j'ai beaucoup de café.

I work better when I have a lot of coffee.

This is a statement about one's productivity, suggesting that they work more efficiently after consuming a lot of coffee.

Il est content quand il fait beau dehors.

English translation of Il est content quand il fait beau dehors.

He is happy when it is nice outside.

This sentence is an observation about someone's mood in relation to the weather

Quand j'ai du temps libre, je lis des livres.

English translation of Quand j'ai du temps libre, je lis des livres.

When I have free time, I read books.

This sentence talks about one's hobbies and how they prefer to use their free time.

Elle va se marier quand elle trouve le bon.

English translation of Elle va se marier quand elle trouve le bon.

She will get married when she finds the right one.

This sentence is about future plans related to marriage and waiting for the right person.

Quand je voyage, j'aime essayer de la nourriture locale.

English translation of Quand je voyage, j'aime essayer de la nourriture locale.

When I travel, I like to try local food.

This statement is about one's personal preferences and habits when travelling.

Je me sens bien quand je fais du sport.

English translation of Je me sens bien quand je fais du sport.

I feel good when I do sports.

This example is expressing the positive feelings or sensations one experiences when practicing sports.

Rappelez-moi quand vous arrivez à la maison.

English translation of Rappelez-moi quand vous arrivez à la maison.

Remind me when you get home.

This is an example of a request made, asking the other person to notify or inform once they have reached home.

Quand vous êtes prêt, nous pouvons commencer.

English translation of Quand vous êtes prêt, nous pouvons commencer.

When you are ready, we can begin.

This is a politely structured sentence explaining that you have the freedom to start when you're ready.

Il pleut toujours quand je veux aller courir.

English translation of Il pleut toujours quand je veux aller courir.

It always rains when I want to go running.

This is a complaint about a seemingly recurring misfortune related to weather impacting one's plans.

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