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almost
British English: /ˈɔːlməʊst/
American English: /ˈɔlˌmoʊst/
When almost is used to mean practically it is translated by presque: we're almost ready = nous sommes presque prêts; it's almost dark = il fait presque nuit; the room was almost empty = la salle était presque vide.When almost is used with a verb in the past tense to describe something undesirable or unpleasant that nearly happened, it is translated using the verb faillir followed by an infinitive: I almost forgot = j'ai failli oublier; he almost fell = il a failli tomber.

Translation of almost in French:

adverb

  • 1 (practically) almost everybody
    presque tout le monde
    almost any train
    presque tous les trains
    we're almost there she has almost finished the letter
    elle a presque fini la lettre
  • 2 (implying narrow escape) he almost died
    il a failli mourir
    they almost missed the train
    ils ont failli rater le train

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