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
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

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