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sans

English translation of sans

without

The French translation for 'without' is 'sans'. This word is commonly used in French to indicate a lack of something or someone. Just like in English, it can be used in numerous contexts. For instance, you could say 'Je suis sans mon portable' to mean 'I am without my phone'.


Example sentences using: sans

Je suis parti sans lui.

English translation of Je suis parti sans lui.

I left without him.

In this sentence, 'sans' is used to denote the absence of someone else in the action of the speaker.

Il est difficile de vivre sans argent.

English translation of Il est difficile de vivre sans argent.

It is difficult to live without money.

Here, 'sans' signifies lack or absence of something necessary - in this instance, money.

Je ne peux pas partir sans toi.

English translation of Je ne peux pas partir sans toi.

I can't leave without you.

In this context, 'sans' implies a sense of need or dependence on another person.

Elle fait la cuisine sans aide.

English translation of Elle fait la cuisine sans aide.

She cooks without help.

'Sans' in this case is used to indicate the absence of assistance or help in the action performed by the subject.

Un monde sans guerre est idéal.

English translation of Un monde sans guerre est idéal.

A world without war is ideal.

'Sans' is used here to imagine a scenario where a specific condition (war) doesn't exist.

C'est une maison sans fenêtres.

English translation of C'est une maison sans fenêtres.

This is a house without windows.

The word 'sans' is used to describe a characteristic that something lacks or doesn't have.

Je peux travailler sans interruption.

English translation of Je peux travailler sans interruption.

I can work without interruption.

'Sans' conveys the lack of an action or condition - in this case, interruption.

Elle a fini l'école sans difficulté.

English translation of Elle a fini l'école sans difficulté.

She finished school without difficulty.

In this sentence, 'sans' is used to express the lack of hardship or problems experienced.

Il a réussi l'examen sans préparation.

English translation of Il a réussi l'examen sans préparation.

He passed the exam without preparation.

Here, 'sans' denotes lack of a prerequisite - in this case, preparation for an exam.

Nous aimons voyager sans bagages.

English translation of Nous aimons voyager sans bagages.

We like to travel without luggage.

The word 'sans' in this context means traveling without carrying any baggage, emphasizing freedom and lightness.

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