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hardly
British English: /ˈhɑːdli/
American English: /ˈhɑrdli/

Translation of hardly in French:

adverb

  • 1 (only just, barely)
    (begin, know, hear, see, be able)
    à peine
    I hardly know him
    je le connais à peine
    they had hardly gone out when
    ils étaient à peine sortis que
    hardly had they set off than ou when
    à peine étaient-ils partis que
  • 2 (not really)
    (expect, hope)
    difficilement
    you can hardly expect me to believe that!
    tu peux difficilement t'attendre à ce que je croie cela!
    it's hardly a secret!
    c'est loin d'être un secret!
    it's hardly likely
    c'est peu probable
    it's hardly surprising
    ce n'est guère étonnant
    it's hardly worth it
    cela n'en vaut pas la peine
    hardly! I need hardly tell you that …
    il va sans dire que …
    I need hardly remind you that …
    inutile de vous rappeler que …
    I can hardly wait!
    (gen) il me tarde d'y être
    [ironic]
    je meurs d'envie d'y être
    I can hardly believe it!
    je n'arrive pas à y croire!
  • 3 (almost not) hardly any/ever/anybody
    presque pas/jamais/personne
    he hardly ever writes
    il n'écrit presque jamais
    hardly a day goes by without somebody doing something ou that somebody doesn't do something
    il se passe à peine un jour sans que quelqu'un fasse quelque chose

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