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simplement

English translation of simplement

simply

The French equivalent of the English word 'simply' is 'simplement'. This word is commonly used in French sentences to denote simplicity or directness, similar to how 'simply' is used in English. For example, 'Il est simplement génial' translates to 'He is simply great' in English.


Example sentences using: simplement

Je lui ai simplement demandé de partir.

English translation of Je lui ai simplement demandé de partir.

I just asked him to leave.

'Simplement' in this phrase implies the speaker had a single, simple or direct request, like 'just' in English would imply.

Nous devons simplement accepter la vérité.

English translation of Nous devons simplement accepter la vérité.

We just have to accept the truth.

The 'simplement' here implies an essential, non-negotiable action that must be undertaken, like the English 'just'.

C'est simplement une question de temps.

English translation of C'est simplement une question de temps.

It's just a matter of time.

In this situation, 'simplement' is used to indicate that the given matter is uncomplicated and straightforward, comparable to 'just' in English.

Il l'a fait simplement parce qu'il l'aime.

English translation of Il l'a fait simplement parce qu'il l'aime.

He did it simply because he loves it.

In this sentence, 'simplement' is used to express the uncomplicated motive behind an action, giving the meaning of 'merely' or 'just' in English.

C'est simplement incroyable!

English translation of C'est simplement incroyable!

It's simply incredible!

Here, 'simplement' is used to intensify the adjective 'incroyable', similar to how 'simply' is used in English to emphasize 'incredible'.

Je veux simplement être heureux.

English translation of Je veux simplement être heureux.

I just want to be happy.

In this context, 'simplement' is used to express a clear and simple desire, equivocal to the English 'just'.

Il cherchait simplement une sortie.

English translation of Il cherchait simplement une sortie.

He was just looking for an exit.

In this sentence, 'simplement' conveys the meaning of 'only' or 'just', emphasizing the single action the person was undertaking.

Ce n'est pas simplement une question d'argent.

English translation of Ce n'est pas simplement une question d'argent.

It's not just a matter of money.

Used here, 'simplement' minimizes the meaning of what follows, similar to how 'just' works in English.

Vous pouvez simplement dire non.

English translation of Vous pouvez simplement dire non.

You can simply say no.

The word 'simplement' in this phrase delivers a sense of directness and simplicity to the action, much as 'simply' would in English.

Elle a simplement souri en réponse.

English translation of Elle a simplement souri en réponse.

She simply smiled in response.

In this sentence, 'simplement' is used to emphasize the sole action taken by the person in response, comparable to 'simply' in English.

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