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trois

English translation of trois

three

The French word for 'three' is 'trois'. It is used in the same way as it is in English, to represent the number 3. For example, 'J'ai trois chiens' means 'I have three dogs'. The pronunciation can be a bit tricky for English speakers, but practicing saying the word 'tu-twa' can help to get close to accurate pronunciation.


Example sentences using: trois

J'ai trois chiens.

English translation of J'ai trois chiens.

I have three dogs.

The phrase is a basic French sentence expressing the number of dogs a person has. 'J'ai' means 'I have', 'trois' means 'three' and 'chiens' means 'dogs'.

Il y a trois pommes.

English translation of Il y a trois pommes.

There are three apples.

This phrase demonstrates the use of 'trois' to show quantity of an object. 'Il y a' can be translated to 'there are', and 'pommes' is the French word for 'apples'.

Je suis trois jours en retard.

English translation of Je suis trois jours en retard.

I am three days late.

In this sentence, 'trois' is being used as a numeral to quantify days. 'Je suis' is 'I am' and 'en retard' indicates being late.

Il reste trois minutes.

English translation of Il reste trois minutes.

There are three minutes left.

'Il reste' is translated as 'there is left', 'trois' is 'three' and 'minutes' is 'minutes'. This phrase is commonly used when time is about to run out.

Je peux voir trois oiseaux.

English translation of Je peux voir trois oiseaux.

I can see three birds.

This phrase is about someone's ability to see a certain number of objects - in this case, birds ('oiseaux'). 'Je peux voir' translates to 'I can see' and 'trois' means 'three'.

Nous avons trois leçons aujourd'hui.

English translation of Nous avons trois leçons aujourd'hui.

We have three lessons today.

This sentence expresses the number of lessons scheduled for the day. 'Nous avons' means 'We have', 'trois' is 'three' and 'leçons' are 'lessons'. 'Aujourd'hui' is the French word for 'today'.

Je traine avec mes trois amis.

English translation of Je traine avec mes trois amis.

I am hanging out with my three friends.

In this sentence, 'trois' is used to specify the number of friends. 'Je traine avec mes' is translated as 'I am hanging out with my' and 'amis' means 'friends'.

Ils ont trois voitures.

English translation of Ils ont trois voitures.

They have three cars.

'Ils ont' means 'They have' in French. 'Voitures' is the French word for 'cars'. The sentence states that 'they' possess three cars.

Ça coûte trois euros.

English translation of Ça coûte trois euros.

It costs three euros.

In this phrase, 'Ça coûte' translates to 'It costs' and 'trois euros' to 'three euros'. This is a typical sentence to state the price of an item in France, where Euro is the currency.

Elle a trois ans.

English translation of Elle a trois ans.

She is three years old.

'Elle a' means 'She has' and is used in French to express age, so the sentence translates to 'She is'. 'Ans' is the French word for 'years'. The sentence expresses that a female subject is three years old.

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