Translation of "past" - English-French dictionary

past

prepositionpast /pæst, pɑst/
(of time) after, later than
plus de

10 past 3 in the morning
3 heures 10 du matin

just past 7 o'clock
juste après 7 heures
beyond a particular position
après , au-delà de

The drugstore is just past the parking lot.
Le drugstore se trouve juste après le parking.
beyond an amount or level, or beyond a limit
au-delà de

The water has risen and is now past a safe level.
L'eau est montée est a maintenant dépassé le niveau de sécurité.

It's way past your bedtime kids.
On est bien au-delà de l'heure de coucher les enfants.
past it
informal too old
informal en bout de course

The toaster is past it - we need a new one.
Le grille-pain est en bout de course ; il nous en faut un nouveau.

past

adverbpast [ pæst, pɑst ]
near and then to a position beyond
devant

a truck driving past
un camion dépassant / passant devant

past

nounpast /pæst, pɑst/
the past singular
the time before the present
passé masculine

In the past, many people disapproved of divorce.
Dans le passé, de nombreuses personnes désapprouvaient le divorce.

In history we study the past.
En histoire, nous étudions le passé.
in grammar, the form of a verb that shows an action that happened before the present time
passé masculine

Write three sentences in the past.
Ecrivez trois phrases au passé.
; see also past tense
the time before the present
passé masculine

In the past, many people disapproved of divorce.
Dans le passé, de nombreuses personnes désapprouvaient le divorce.

In history we study the past.
En histoire, nous étudions le passé.
in grammar, the form of a verb that shows an action that happened before the present time
passé masculine

Write three sentences in the past.
Ecrivez trois phrases au passé.
; see also past tense
countable everything sb has previously done in their life
passé masculine

actions in her past that she was not proud of
des actions dans son passé dont elle n'était pas fière

past

adjectivepast /pæst, pɑst/
(always before n) recently gone by
passé/-ée , dernier/-ière

The economy has slowed in the past few months.
L'économie s'est ralentie au cours des quelques derniers mois.

She hasn't seemed very happy this past week.
Elle n'a pas semblé très heureuse cette dernière semaine.
(always before n) having happened or existed in a time gone by
passé/-ée , dernier/-ière

Past experience tells me she won't listen to my advice.
L'expérience passée me dit qu'elle n'écoutera pas mes conseils.

Past attempts to change things have all failed.
Les dernières tentatives pour changer les choses ont toutes échoué.
gone by in time
passé/-ée

In years past, you could swim in the river.
Durant les années passées, on pouvait nager dans le fleuve.

(Translation of “past” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

past

adjective /paːst/

just finished

passé
the past year.

over, finished or ended, of an earlier time than the present

écoulé
The time for discussion is past.

(of the tense of a verb) indicating action in the past

passé
In ‘He did it’, the verb is in the past tense.
the past

the time which was before the present

passé
In the past, houses were built of wood or stone.
see also passed.

past

preposition

after

passé
It’s past six o’clock.

past

noun

the past tense

passé
a verb in the past.

(Translation of “past” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)