Adverbs of Time

French adverbs of time
Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

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
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
subitement   suddenly, all of a sudden
tard   late
tôt   early

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

à la fois   at the same time
à l’avance   ahead of time, in advance
à temps   in time
au fur et à mesure   as, while
ça fait (un an…)   it’s been (a year), (a year) ago
ce matin   this morning
ce soir   tonight
dans l’intervalle   meanwhile
de bonne heure   early
demain matin   tomorrow morning
demain soir   tomorrow night
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
hier matin   yesterday morning
hier soir   last night
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

 Adverbs of Time Quiz

Think you’ve got it? Test yourself on French adverbs of time with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise:

Note: You must be logged into your Progress with Lawless French account to take this test. If you don’t have one, sign up – it’s free!

 Related lessons

French lesson plans French lesson plans

Learn Spanish En español

Learn Italian In italiano

 Share / Tweet / Pin Me!

French adverbs of time

Questions about French?

 Visit the Progress with Lawless French Q+A forum to get help from native French speakers and fellow learners.

More Lawless French

 Subscribe to my twice-weekly newsletter.

Support Lawless French

  This free website is created with love and a great deal of work.

If you love it, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation.

Your support is entirely optional but tremendously appreciated.

Leave a Reply