French translation of 'moment'
1. (= time) moment m
for the moment pour le moment
at any moment à tout moment
any moment now d’un moment à l’autre
They’ll be arriving any moment now. Ils vont arriver d’un moment à l’autre.
at the last moment au dernier moment
2. (= now)
at the moment en ce moment
at this moment en ce moment
at the present moment en ce moment même
at this moment in time au moment où je vous parle
3. (= exact time) moment m
That was the moment I understood. C’est à ce moment que j’ai compris.
the moment (that) ... à l’instant où ...
The moment I closed my eyes, I fell asleep. À l’instant où j’ai fermé les yeux, je me suis endormi.
at that moment à ce moment
4. (= short time) moment m
Could you wait a moment? Pouvez-vous attendre un moment ?
just a moment! un instant !
one moment, please (= please wait) un moment s’il vous plaît
a moment of panic un moment de panique
for a moment pendant un moment
She stared at him for a moment. Elle le fixa pendant un moment.
it lasted only a moment cela n’a duré qu’un moment
in a moment (= very soon) dans un instant; (= very quickly) en un instant
I’ll be back in a moment. Je reviens dans un instant.
It all happened in a moment. Cela a été l’affaire d’un instant.
within moments (= very soon) en l’espace d’un instant
the next moment (= suddenly) l’instant d’après
not for a moment (= absolutely not) pas un instant
I don’t for a moment think (that) ... Je ne crois pas un instant que ...
not for one moment (= absolutely not) pas un seul instant
7. (= importance) importance f
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Example Sentences Including 'moment'
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The moment had lasted no more than three seconds.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
Indeed, the moment I may have liked best was when this recovering alcoholic downs one pint of beer.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It only takes a moment for the point to be made.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Many moments will have you seriously scratching your head.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They aren't some iconic moment when time stops.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This kind of love is built of the bricks of a hundred small memories and moments in time.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Was it all about to be thrown away in a moment?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You just wait for that moment in which something happens.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You will have moments of absolute panic but you will ride through them.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
For one moment she dropped her mask and the clawing agony was plain to see.SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)
Your moment may come sooner than you know.The Broken God (1993)
At this moment in time he has lost the ability to win football matches.The Sun (2016)
In that moment something exceptional was evident.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sometimes you can lose the match in one moment.The Sun (2016)
The fans saw until the last moment we tried to win.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They wait for one moment and they got that moment.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We had the luck to make a chance at the last moment.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Their museums and memories are moments away.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Look what is happening at the moment.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The court had previously been told that the stabbings happened within moments of each other.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The two said that they would have walked away the moment anyone felt uncomfortable about their deception.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We are not convinced that this is happening at the moment.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We cannot say what it is at the moment but it may be a very significant clue.The Sun (2015)
All my postwar generation can point to moments of change.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Her rivals should not wait until the last moment to suggest alternatives.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This does not mean for a moment that he became any less divine.Christianity Today (2000)
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'moment' in Other Languages
British English: moment /ˈməʊmənt/ NOUN
A moment is a very short period of time.
She stared at him a moment, then turned away.
- American English: moment
- Arabic: لَـحْظَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: momento
- Chinese: 瞬间
- Croatian: trenutak
- Czech: okamžik
- Danish: øjeblik
- Dutch: moment
- European Spanish: momento
- Finnish: hetki
- French: moment
- German: Augenblick
- Greek: στιγμή
- Italian: momento
- Japanese: 瞬間
- Korean: 순간
- Norwegian: øyeblikk
- Polish: chwila
- European Portuguese: momento
- Romanian: moment
- Russian: момент
- Spanish: momento
- Swedish: stund
- Thai: ชั่วขณะ
- Turkish: an
- Ukrainian: момент
- Vietnamese: chốc lát
Translation of moment from the Collins English to French Dictionary