time phrases in French

Phrases (The time) with audio

Learning time phrases in French is important for several reasons:

  1. Everyday Communication: Time is a fundamental aspect of daily life, and being able to express and understand time-related information is essential for effective communication. Learning time phrases allows you to ask for and provide the time, schedule appointments, discuss daily routines, and make plans with others.
  2. Travel and Navigation: When traveling to French-speaking countries, knowing time phrases helps you navigate transportation schedules, make train or bus reservations, and understand opening hours for various establishments. It enables you to efficiently plan your itinerary and make the most of your time abroad.
English French
Now Maintenant
Later [responsivevoice voice="French Female" rate="0.8" buttontext="►"]Plus tard
In the morning Le matin
In the afternoon L’après-midi
In the evening Le soir
At night La nuit
At what time? À quelle heure?
Right away Tout de suite
In a few minutes Dans quelques minutes
Next week La semaine prochaine
Last month Le mois dernier
In the future À l’avenir
For a long time Pendant longtemps
At the moment En ce moment
Every day Tous les jours
On the weekend Le week-end
At noon À midi
In the evening (specific) En soirée
At midnight À minuit
In the past Dans le passé