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here
British English: /hɪə/
American English: /hɪr/
When here is used to indicate the location of an object/point etc close to the speaker, it is generally translated by ici: come and sit here = viens t'asseoir ici.When the location is not so clearly defined, is the usual translation: he's not here at the moment = il n'est pas là pour l'instant.Remember that voici is used to translate here is when the speaker is drawing attention to an object/a place/a person etc physically close to him or her.For examples and particular usages, see entry below.

Translation of here in French:

adverb

  • 1 (indicating place) let's stop here
    arrêtons-nous ici
    sign here please
    veuillez signer ici s'il vous plaît
    stand here
    mettez-vous ici
    far from/near here
    loin/près d'ici
    two kilometres from here
    à deux kilomètres d'ici
    come over here
    venez par ici
    up to here, down to here put it in here
    mettez-le ici
    I'm up here
    je suis là-haut
    here below (in text) those persons here present (Law) here lies (on tombstone) since you were last here
    depuis ta dernière visite ici
    following a visit here by members
    suite à la venue des membres
    here and there (in places)
  • 2 (to draw attention) I have here…
    j'ai ici…
    here they are/she comes!
    les/la voici!
    here comes the bus
    voilà le bus
    here you are (offering something) here's a screwdriver
    tiens voilà un tournevis
    this thing here is
    ceci est
    this paragraph/sales assistant here
    ce paragraphe/vendeur
    my colleague here will show you
    mon collègue va vous montrer
    which one? this one here or that one?
    lequel? celui-ci ou celui-là?
    it says here that …
    c'est marqué ici que …
    here's what you do
    voilà ce qu'il faut faire
    here's why
    je vais vous expliquer pourquoi
  • 3 (indicating presence, arrival) she's not here right now
    elle n'est pas là pour le moment
    ‘Matthew?’—‘here sir’ (revealing whereabouts)
    ‘Matthew?’—‘ici Monsieur’
    (during roll call) ‘Matthew?’—‘présent Monsieur’
    here we are at last
    nous voilà enfin, nous voici arrivés
    when will he be getting here?
    quand est-ce qu'il arrivera?
    the train will be here any minute
    le train va arriver d'un moment à l'autre
    we get off here
    c'est là qu'on descend
  • 4 (indicating juncture) now that summer's here
    maintenant que c'est l'été
    here's our chance
    voilà notre chance
    I may be wrong here
    je me trompe peut-être
    so here you are, a bachelor of 25
    te voilà donc, célibataire à vingt-cinq ans
    here and now
  • 5 [informal] (emphatic)this here contraption
    ce truc [informal]
    look ou see here you!
    écoute-moi bien toi!

exclamation

[informal]
  • here stop that!
    hé là arrêtez ça!
    here hang on a minute!
    hé attends une minute!

Idioms

here goes!

here's hoping

j'espère

here's to our success/to you!

à notre succès/la tienne!

here there and everywhere

to be here there and everywhere [figurative]
(person)
être au four et au moulin

it's neither here nor there

(unimportant) c'est sans importance
(irrelevant) ça n'a aucun rapport

here we go [informal]!

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