Adverbs of Time

French adverbs of time
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Adverbes de temps

Adverbs of time express when the action of a verb occurs.

actuellement   currently
alors   then
après   after
après-demain   the day after tomorrow
aujourd’hui   today
auparavant   previously, beforehand
aussitôt   immediately
autrefois   formerly, in the past
avant   before
avant-hier   the day before yesterday
bientôt   soon
cependant   meanwhile
d’abord   first, at first
déjà   already, ever
demain   tomorrow
depuis   since
dernièrement   lately
désormais   from now/then on
dorénavant   from now/then on
enfin   at last, finally
ensuite   next
hier   yesterday
immédiatement   immediately
jamais   ever, never
longtemps   for a long time
maintenant   now
précédemment   previously
puis   then
récemment   recently
tard   late
tôt   early

French also has some expressions that serve as adverbial phrases of time:

à la fois   at the same time
à temps   in time
au fur et à mesure   as, while
ça fait (un an…)   it’s been (a year), (a year) ago
de bonne heure   early
de suite (informal)   at once
d’ores et déjà   already
en avance   early, ahead of time
en même temps   at the same time
en retard   late
il y a   ago
n’importe quand      anytime
sur-le-champ   right away
tout à coup   all of a sudden
tout à l’heure   a little while ago, in a little while
tout de suite   immediately

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