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sauf

English translation of sauf

except

The French word 'sauf' is used similarly to the English word 'except'. It is typically used as a preposition or conjunction in sentences to indicate an exception to the statement being made. For example, 'Tout le monde est venu, sauf Jean' means 'Everyone came, except John'.


Example sentences using: sauf

Sauf votre respect, vous aviez tort.

English translation of Sauf votre respect, vous aviez tort.

With all due respect, you were wrong.

This phrase is used to politely disagree with someone while showing respect.

Tout le monde est parti, sauf lui.

English translation of Tout le monde est parti, sauf lui.

Everyone left, except him.

In this context, 'sauf' means 'except'.

Sauf erreur de ma part, c'est votre tour.

English translation of Sauf erreur de ma part, c'est votre tour.

Unless I'm mistaken, it's your turn.

This phrase is used to indicate a possible mistake.

La réunion est prévue pour lundi, sauf changement.

English translation of La réunion est prévue pour lundi, sauf changement.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, barring any changes.

Here, it's used in case there's a change in the plan.

Jean peut tout faire, sauf la cuisine.

English translation of Jean peut tout faire, sauf la cuisine.

John can do everything, except cooking.

In this context, 'sauf' is used to denote an exclusion.

Il est gentil avec tout le monde, sauf moi.

English translation of Il est gentil avec tout le monde, sauf moi.

He is nice with everyone, except me.

Here, 'sauf' is indicating an exception.

Ce sont tous des adultes, sauf celui-là.

English translation of Ce sont tous des adultes, sauf celui-là.

They are all adults, except for that one.

This phrase uses 'sauf' to denote an exception.

Toutes les portes étaient ouvertes, sauf celle-ci.

English translation of Toutes les portes étaient ouvertes, sauf celle-ci.

All the doors were open, except this one.

In this sentence, 'sauf' is used as 'except'.

Elle connaît tout sur lui, sauf son nom.

English translation of Elle connaît tout sur lui, sauf son nom.

She knows everything about him, except his name.

This phrase uses 'sauf' to denote a single exception.

Il est heureux partout, sauf ici.

English translation of Il est heureux partout, sauf ici.

He is happy everywhere, except here.

In this context, 'sauf' is used to indicate an exception.

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