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sombre

English translation of sombre

dark

The French word 'sombre' translates to 'dark' in English. It is often used in reference to lack of light or color, similar to its English counterpart. It can also be used symbolically to represent sadness or seriousness. Like English, the context determines whether 'sombre' is referring to literal darkness or a metaphorical state.


Example sentences using: sombre

La pièce est très sombre, je ne peux pas lire.

English translation of La pièce est très sombre, je ne peux pas lire.

The room is very dark, I can't read.

In this example, 'sombre' is used to describe the lack of light in the room which makes it difficult for the speaker to read.

Son visage avait un air sombre après avoir entendu la nouvelle.

English translation of Son visage avait un air sombre après avoir entendu la nouvelle.

His face had a sombre look after hearing the news.

Here, 'sombre' is used to depict the gloomy or downcast expression on someone's face.

C'est une histoire sombre, mais intéressante.

English translation of C'est une histoire sombre, mais intéressante.

It's a dark story, but interesting.

In this context, 'sombre' indicates that the story being told has a dark or grim subject matter.

L'avenir semble sombre sans lui.

English translation of L'avenir semble sombre sans lui.

The future seems dark without him.

'Sombre' in this sentence portrays a sense of despair about the future without a certain person.

Il portait un costume sombre à l'enterrement.

English translation of Il portait un costume sombre à l'enterrement.

He wore a dark suit to the funeral.

In this context, 'sombre' is used to describe the color of the suit that someone wore to a funeral.

Le ciel est sombre, il va pleuvoir.

English translation of Le ciel est sombre, il va pleuvoir.

The sky is dark, it's going to rain.

'Sombre' here is used to describe the appearance of the sky before it rains, often a dark or heavy-looking sky.

Elle a dessiné une image sombre de la réalité.

English translation of Elle a dessiné une image sombre de la réalité.

She drew a dark picture of reality.

In this phrase, 'sombre' refers to a grim or depressing representation of reality.

La mer était sombre en pleine nuit.

English translation of La mer était sombre en pleine nuit.

The sea was dark in the middle of the night.

'Sombre' in this example refers to the lack of visibility in the sea during nighttime.

Cet évènement a laissé une empreinte sombre sur sa vie.

English translation of Cet évènement a laissé une empreinte sombre sur sa vie.

This event left a dark imprint on his life.

Here, 'sombre' indicates that the event in question had a negative and lasting impact on someone's life.

Il rôdait dans les ruelles sombres de la ville.

English translation of Il rôdait dans les ruelles sombres de la ville.

He was lurking in the dark alleys of the city.

In this sentence, 'sombre' describes the dark and potentially dangerous alleys of a city.

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