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Pronunciation: /nekst/

When next is used as an adjective, it is generally translated by prochain when referring to something which is still to come or happen and by suivant when it generally means following: I'll be 40 next year = j'aurai 40 ans l'année prochaine; the next year, he went to Spain = l'année suivante il est allé en Espagne.For examples and further usages see the entry below.


  • from one minute to the next d'un instant à l'autre the week after next dans deux semaines


  • 1 prochain/-e, suivant/-e get the next train prenez le prochain train he got on the next train il a pris le train suivant ‘next!’ ‘au suivant!’ ‘you're next’ ‘c'est à vous’ the next size (up) la taille au-dessus next Thursday jeudi prochain he's due to arrive in the next 10 minutes il devrait arriver d'ici 10 minutes this time next week dans une semaine the next day le lendemain


  • 1 (afterwards) ensuite, après what happened next? que s'est-il passé ensuite?
  • 2 (on a future occasion) when I next go there la prochaine fois que j'irai
  • 3 (in order) the next tallest is Patrick ensuite c'est Patrick qui est le plus grand

phr (next to)

  • 1 (almost) presque next to impossible presque impossible to get sth for next to nothing avoir qch pour quasiment rien in next to no time it was over en un rien de temps c'était fini
  • 2 (beside, close to) à côté de two seats next to each other deux sièges l'un à côté de l'autre to wear silk next to the skin porter de la soie à même la peau

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