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British English: /ɪkˈsɛpt/
, /ɛkˈsɛpt/
American English: /ɪkˈsɛpt/
There are four frequently used translations for except when used as a preposition. By far the most frequent of these is sauf; the others are excepté, à l'exception de and hormis. Note, however, that in what/where/who questions, except is translated by sinon. For examples and the phrase except for see below.

Translation of except in French:


  • everybody except Lisa
    tout le monde sauf Lisa, tout le monde à l'exception de or excepté or hormis Lisa, tout le monde Lisa exceptée
    nothing except
    rien d'autre que
    nobody except
    personne d'autre que
    except if/when
    sauf si/quand
    except that …
    sauf que, si ce n'est que …
    who could have done it except him?
    qui aurait pu le faire sinon lui?
    where could she be except at home?
    où est-ce qu'elle pourrait être sinon chez elle?

also: except for preposition phrase

  • à part, à l'exception de


  • except he be dead
    à moins qu'il ne soit mort

transitive verb

  • not excepting
    sans oublier, y compris
    present company excepted
    exception faite des personnes présentes

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