Translation of before in French:


Pronunciation: /bɪˈfɔː(r)/


  • 1 avant the day before yesterday avant-hier the day before the exam la veille de l'examen
  • 3 (AmE) (in telling time) ten before six six heures moins dix



  • 2 (already) déjà have you been to India before? est-ce que tu es déjà allé en Inde? I've never seen him before in my life c'est la première fois que je le vois you never told me before tu ne m'as jamais dit ça


  • avant de (+ infinitive) avant que (+ subj) before I go, I would like to say that... avant de partir, je voudrais dire que... before he goes, I must remind him that... avant qu'il parte, il faut que je lui rappelle que...

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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up