moins

 /mwɛ̃/

Inflections of 'moins' (n): pl: moins

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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
moins advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (moindre, plus petit)less advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il pleut moins aujourd'hui.
 It's raining less today.
moins ... que advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (comparatif d'infériorité)less ... than advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  not as ... as advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Sa voiture est moins puissante que la mienne.
 His car is less powerful than mine.
moins advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (indique un nombre négatif)minus adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Il a gelé cette nuit, il y a moins 7 au thermomètre.
 There was a frost overnight. The thermometer was showing minus 7.
moins advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (exprime les minutes qui manquent)  (time)to preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
   (US)before preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Il est minuit moins cinq.
 It's five to midnight.
 It is five before midnight.
moins de advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (une plus petite quantité)  (with uncountable nouns)less adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (with countable nouns)fewer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Dis moins de bêtises, s'il te plaît !
 Please talk less nonsense!
 I wish you'd say fewer stupid things!
moins advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (minimum)least adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (with uncountable nouns)no less than adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (with countable nouns)no fewer than adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Il y avait au moins trois cents personnes à son mariage.
 There were at least three hundred people at her wedding.
moins advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (en diminuant graduellement)  (with uncountable nouns)less adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
   (with countable nouns)fewer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Il y a de moins en moins de touristes dans notre ville.
 There are ever fewer (or: fewer and fewer) tourists in our town.
moins nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (Mathématiques : signe noté -)minus nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  minus sign, subtraction sign nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 On utilise + pour une addition et - pour une soustraction.
 Plus is used for an addition and minus for a subtraction.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
à moins de unless preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
à moins que unless conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
au moins at least advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
avoir une case en moins viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." familierhave a screw loose, not be all there viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
beaucoup moins much less advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
beaucoup moins de much less + [uncountable] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  much fewer + [countable] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Much less work was done last Friday.
 Much fewer students registered this year.
loc (le minimum qui peut être dit)That is the least that can be said! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  That is the least you can say! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  To say the least! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Le moins qu'on puisse dire est que son livre n'a pas été apprécié.
d'autant moins que even less loc conj
 I see even less of her now she has moved up north.
dans un future plus ou moins proche in the medium to long term
de moins less
 This book cost €3 less than the other one
de moins en moins less and less
de moins en moins de less and less + [uncountable]
  fewer and fewer + [countable]
 I have less and less time for hobbies.
 Fewer and fewer people collect stamps as a hobby.
deux fois moins
2 fois moins
twice as less
deux fois moins de   (countable noun)half as many
   (non-countable noun)half as much
   (archaic)twice as few as
 There are half as many nurses in this hospital.
 Peter has half as much money as John.
 There are twice as few stray dogs these days.
deux fois moins de temps in half the time
 He's so slow, I can do it in just half the time.
du moins at least
en moins   (non-countable item)less
   (countable/non-countable noun)fewer
 With the discount, the price will be 5 euros less.
en moins de deux in no time
en moins de temps qu'il ne faut pour le dire   (colloquial)in two shakes of a lamb's tail, in less time than it takes to say it
  quickly
encore moins even less
  even less so
 It's raining even less than before.
film interdit aux moins de 18 ans nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon".   (UK)"18" film nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (US)AO (Adults Only), NC-17 movie nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
Il était moins une ! It was a close call!
  That's how close it was!
il n'en demeure pas moins que the fact remains that
 Tu as beau argumenter, mais il n'en demeure pas moins que je ne suis pas d'accord avec toi.
il n'en reste pas moins que nevertheless advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  the fact remains that
je me coucherai moins bête ce soir you learn something new every day
le moins the least
le moins longtemps possible as little time as possible
  the least amount of time possible
le moins pire the least bad, the least worst
le moins que je puisse faire loc (c'est la démarche minimum)the least I could do, the least I can do exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Merci d'être venu. C'est le moins que je puisse faire.
le non moins célèbre the equally well-known
 Une expo sur John Lennon et la non moins célèbre Yoko Ono.
mais il n'en pense pas moins but that doesn't mean he's not thinking it
moins cher cheaper
  less expensive
moins de less + [uncountable]
  fewer + [countable]
moins le quart a quarter of
moins le quart a quarter to
moins pire not as bad as [sth]
  not the worst
moins que less than
moins-que-rien nmf invnom masculin et féminin invariable: nom à la fois masculin et féminin qui a la même forme au pluriel. Ex : "un casse-pieds, une casse-pieds, des casse-pieds"nobody nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (colloquial)pimple nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
moins-value nfnom féminin: s'utilise avec les articles "la", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "une". Ex : fille - nf > On dira "la fille" ou "une fille". Avec un nom féminin, l'adjectif s'accorde. En général, on ajoute capital loss
moitié moins half that, half that number
  50% less
n'en penser pas moins stop you thinking v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be far from convinced, still have your doubts v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a mind to say otherwise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Elle ne dit rien mais elle n'en pense pas moins.
 She says nothing but that doesn't stop her thinking.
 * I made no objection but I had a mind to say otherwise.
ni plus ni moins no more, no less
non moins célèbre just as famous, still as famous
Parle moins fort ! Keep your voice down!
  Not so loud!
parler moins fort speak more quietly, talk more quietly v
  keep your voice(s) down v
pas le moins du monde not in the least
pas moins de no less
plus ou moins more or less
plus ou moins vite more or less quickly
plus qu'hier
moins que demain
more than yesterday, less than tomorrow
pour le moins to say the least
pour le moins surprenant nothing less than surprising
pour les jeunes et moins jeunes for the young and the not so young
rien n'est moins sûr nothing is less certain
signe moins nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". minus sign
tout du moins (then) at least
trois fois moins
3 fois moins
three times less
trois fois moins de
3 fois moins de
three times less + [uncountable]
  three times fewer + [countable]
 This farmer has three times less grain than the other farmer.
 This farmer has three times fewer animals than the other farmer.
trois fois moins de temps
3 fois moins de temps
a third of the time
  three times less time
 Compared with me, he ran the race in a third of the time.
 He ran the race in three times less time than me.
une fois de moins once less, one time less
  one time fewer
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