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tôt

English translation of tôt

early

In French, 'early' translates as 'tôt'. It can be used in various contexts such as when you say 'It is too early' which translates to 'C'est trop tôt'. Just as in English, 'tôt' can be used in various tenses to describe an action occurring before the expected or usual time.


Example sentences using: tôt

Il faut partir tôt pour éviter les embouteillages.

English translation of Il faut partir tôt pour éviter les embouteillages.

We must leave early to avoid traffic jams.

This sentence introduces 'tôt' as an important factor for leaving in order to avoid traffic.

Il est trop tôt pour dire.

English translation of Il est trop tôt pour dire.

It's too early to say.

Here, 'tôt' is used to indicate that it's prematurely soon to make a judgement or statement.

Mon vol est tôt demain matin.

English translation of Mon vol est tôt demain matin.

My flight is early tomorrow morning.

The sentence uses 'tôt' to emphasize the early time of a flight on the following day.

Nous devrions arriver plus tôt que prévu.

English translation of Nous devrions arriver plus tôt que prévu.

We should arrive earlier than expected.

In this sentence, 'tôt' is used to suggest an earlier than expected arrival time.

Ils sont allés se coucher tôt dimanche soir.

English translation of Ils sont allés se coucher tôt dimanche soir.

They went to bed early Sunday night.

This sentence is using 'tôt' to describe the early time they went to bed on a specific day.

Il est tôt, mais je suis déjà fatigué.

English translation of Il est tôt, mais je suis déjà fatigué.

It's early, but I'm already tired.

In this expression, 'tôt' is used to emphasize the early time part of the day, contrasting with the tiredness felt by the speaker.

Il faudrait que je me lève tôt pour préparer le petit déjeuner.

English translation of Il faudrait que je me lève tôt pour préparer le petit déjeuner.

I should wake up early to prepare breakfast.

Here, 'tôt' is used as part of a suggested plan of action, indicating an early wake-up time to prepare breakfast.

C'est un peu tôt pour le déjeuner.

English translation of C'est un peu tôt pour le déjeuner.

It's a bit early for lunch.

In this context, 'tôt' is used to indicate that the current time is somewhat early for a particular meal, in this case, lunch.

Je me suis levé tôt ce matin.

English translation of Je me suis levé tôt ce matin.

I woke up early this morning.

This sentence uses the word 'tôt' to indicate the early time of action in the morning, when the speaker woke up.

Elle arrive toujours tôt au bureau.

English translation of Elle arrive toujours tôt au bureau.

She always arrives at the office early.

This sentence uses 'tôt' to describe the early arrival at the office, emphasizing on the person's punctuality.

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