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Pronunciation: /naʊ/

Translation of now in French:


  • now (that) maintenant que


  • 2 (with preposition) you should have phoned him before now tu aurais dû lui téléphoner avant before or until now jusqu'à présent he should be finished by now il devrait avoir déjà fini between now and next Friday d'ici vendredi prochain between now and then d'ici là from now on(wards) dorénavant
  • 3 (in the past) it was now 4 pm il était alors 16 heures by now it was too late à ce moment-là, il était trop tard
  • 4now there's a man I can trust! ah! voilà un homme en qui on peut avoir confiance! careful now! attention! now then, let's get back to work bon, reprenons le travail

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