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quelques

English translation of quelques

some

The French word 'quelques' is used similarly as 'some' in English. It is used when the exact number is not known, or it is not important or relevant to know. For example, you might say 'J'ai quelques amis' which translates to 'I have some friends'. It is also important to note that 'quelques' is always used before a plural noun.


Example sentences using: quelques

J'ai besoin de quelques minutes pour me préparer.

English translation of J'ai besoin de quelques minutes pour me préparer.

I need a few minutes to get ready.

In this sentence, 'quelques' is used to indicate a small, unspecified quantity of minutes. It translates to 'few' in English.

Il a mangé quelques pommes ce matin.

English translation of Il a mangé quelques pommes ce matin.

He ate a few apples this morning.

In this example, 'quelques' is used before the noun 'pommes' (apples) to indicate a small, unspecified quantity.

Je vais prendre quelques jours de congé.

English translation of Je vais prendre quelques jours de congé.

I'm going to take a few days off.

Here, 'quelques' refers to a small, indefinite number of days.

Nous avons encore quelques billets à vendre.

English translation of Nous avons encore quelques billets à vendre.

We still have a few tickets to sell.

'Quelques' in this sentence refers to a small amount of tickets that are yet to be sold.

J'ai vu quelques films pendant le week-end.

English translation of J'ai vu quelques films pendant le week-end.

I've seen a few movies over the weekend.

In this sentence, 'quelques' is used in reference to a small number of movies.

Il reste quelques affaires à régler.

English translation of Il reste quelques affaires à régler.

There are a few things left to settle.

The phrase refers to an indefinite, small number of things that need to be settled - 'quelques' is used to indicate this quantity.

Quelques personnes sont venues à la réunion.

English translation of Quelques personnes sont venues à la réunion.

A few people came to the meeting.

This sentence implies that an unspecified small number of people, denoted by 'quelques', came to the meeting.

Tu peux prendre quelques biscuits si tu veux.

English translation of Tu peux prendre quelques biscuits si tu veux.

You can take a few cookies if you want.

In this example, 'quelques' denotes a small amount of cookies, but the exact number is not specified.

J'ai quelques idées pour le dîner.

English translation of J'ai quelques idées pour le dîner.

I have a few ideas for dinner.

'Quelques' here refers to an unspecified, small number of dinner ideas.

Ils ont acheté quelques livres pour leur étude.

English translation of Ils ont acheté quelques livres pour leur étude.

They bought a few books for their studies.

'Quelques' in this sentence is used to indicate a small number of books that were bought - the exact number is not specified.

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