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tard

English translation of tard

late

The French word 'tard' translates to 'late' in English. Similar to English, 'tard' can be used in several contexts in French. It can refer to the time of day, being late to an event, or anything not being on time. However, be aware that the way it is used in a sentence might slightly vary because French grammar is different from English grammar.


Example sentences using: tard

Il est trop tard pour changer d'avis maintenant.

English translation of Il est trop tard pour changer d'avis maintenant.

It's too late to change your mind now.

This phrase uses 'tard' to express the idea that the time for doing something (in this case, changing your mind) has passed.

Je suis désolé, je suis en retard.

English translation of Je suis désolé, je suis en retard.

I am sorry, I am late.

Here, 'tard' is used in the context of being late for an occasion or an appointment.

Ne reste pas dehors trop tard.

English translation of Ne reste pas dehors trop tard.

Don't stay out too late.

In this sentence, the word 'tard' is used to indicate late in the day or night.

Je travaille jusqu'à tard dans la nuit.

English translation of Je travaille jusqu'à tard dans la nuit.

I work until late at night.

In this sample, 'tard' is used to refer to a late time during the night.

Nous avons parlé tard dans la nuit.

English translation of Nous avons parlé tard dans la nuit.

We talked late into the night.

In this example, 'tard' is used to describe a discussion that happened at a late hour.

Il est rentré tard de l'école aujourd'hui.

English translation of Il est rentré tard de l'école aujourd'hui.

He came home late from school today.

In this context, 'tard' is used to express that someone returned at a later time than usual.

Elle se couche tard tous les soirs.

English translation of Elle se couche tard tous les soirs.

She goes to bed late every night.

This sentence uses 'tard' to indicate going to sleep at a late hour.

Le train est en retard.

English translation of Le train est en retard.

The train is late.

This phrase uses 'tard' to express delay in an event (here, the arrival of the train).

Nous dînons un peu tard ce soir.

English translation of Nous dînons un peu tard ce soir.

We're having dinner a bit late tonight.

Here, 'tard' is used to denote a meal (dinner, in this instance) taking place later than usual.

Il travaille tard ce soir.

English translation of Il travaille tard ce soir.

He is working late tonight.

The example uses 'tard' to illustrate the situation of working further into the night than usual.

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