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ville

English translation of ville

city

The French word for city is 'ville'. You would use it in the same way as you use city in English. It is used to describe a large or important town. Some examples in French sentences are: Je vis à New York City which translates to 'I live in New York City', and Paris est une belle ville which translates to 'Paris is a beautiful city'.


Example sentences using: ville

Paris est une belle ville.

English translation of Paris est une belle ville.

Paris is a beautiful city.

This example demonstrates the use of 'ville' as a noun in a sentence. Here, the speaker is expressing their opinion about Paris as a city. The phrase translates directly to English maintaining the same structure and meaning.

J'habite dans une petite ville.

English translation of J'habite dans une petite ville.

I live in a small town.

In this example, 'ville' is used to refer to the place of one's residence. It shows the use of 'ville' in a subjective context where it could either refer to a small city or town.

Il travaille dans la ville de New York.

English translation of Il travaille dans la ville de New York.

He works in the city of New York.

This sentence uses 'la ville de' as a prepositional phrase to specify the city where the subject works. It shows how to construct sentences that describe a situation with 'ville'.

La ville est calme la nuit.

English translation of La ville est calme la nuit.

The city is quiet at night.

This example shows 'ville' used in a context describing the condition of a city at a specific time, which is at night in this case.

La vie en ville est differente de la vie à la campagne.

English translation of La vie en ville est differente de la vie à la campagne.

City life is different from countryside life.

Here, 'ville' is used to represent a lifestyle associated with the city environment, showing how 'ville' can be used metaphorically.

La ville est pleine de personnes intéressantes.

English translation of La ville est pleine de personnes intéressantes.

The city is full of interesting people.

In this context, 'ville' is a synecdoche representing the people inhabiting the city. It shows the use of 'ville' in figurative language.

La ville s'illumine à Noël.

English translation of La ville s'illumine à Noël.

The city lights up at Christmas.

'Ville''s use in this sentence focuses on a special event in the city. It illustrates how 'ville' can be used to depict festive events or special occurrences.

La ville a beaucoup à offrir.

English translation of La ville a beaucoup à offrir.

The city has a lot to offer.

This example uses 'ville' in the context where the focus is on the wealth of experiences or options that a city can offer to its inhabitants or visitors.

La Ville Lumière est une autre façon de dire Paris.

English translation of La Ville Lumière est une autre façon de dire Paris.

The City of Light is another way to say Paris.

In this sentence 'ville' is used in a nickname for a city, demonstrating the cultural connotations and unique labels that may use the word 'ville'.

Selon moi, c'est la meilleure ville du monde.

English translation of Selon moi, c'est la meilleure ville du monde.

In my opinion, it's the best city in the world.

The use of 'ville' in this sentence demonstrates how it is used to express personal evaluations or judgements about the status or ranking of a city.

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