French translation of 'often'
1. (gen) souvent
It often rains. Il pleut souvent.
I’d like to go skiing more often. J’aimerais aller skier plus souvent.
twice as often deux fois plus souvent
I shower twice as often as most people. Je me douche deux fois plus souvent que la plupart des gens.
much more often than bien plus souvent que
as often as not la plupart du temps
more often than not la plupart du temps
every so often de temps à autre
it’s not often (that) ... ce n’est pas souvent que ...
2. (in questions about frequency)
how often do you go? vous y allez tous les combien ? ⧫ vous y allez avec quelle fréquence ?
How often do you go to the gym? Vous allez à la gym tous les combien ?
How often do you wash the car? Vous lavez votre voiture tous les combien ?
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Example Sentences Including 'often'
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In these cases companies often use options to insure against extreme outcomes.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
It is often also a question of simple logistics.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The kinds of interviews faced by this broad group of people are often fairly similar in many respects.How to Face Interviews (1981)
What should you do if your boss often comes into work smelling unpleasant?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You often get a discount for this.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Luck is building steadily for brothers who often work together.The Sun (2016)
The early fifties are a difficult time for couples and women are often hit hardest.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The trouble is that your mind often gives up before your body.The Sun (2013)
The whole plant often takes on a reddish glow.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They are often used as offices or adult retreats.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is often why people stop exercising regularly and end up returning to their old unhealthy ways.The Sun (2013)
Too often it feels more like an acting exercise than a family showdown.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We often ask how much is enough?The Sun (2012)
We often hear about the work ethic of sportspeople.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Women are often given preferential treatment in public life.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Yet for me it means the financial cardiac at the checkout happens less often.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
How good a player he was is something that is often hard to divorce from the trouble around him.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Many dried herbs are also too often disappointingly old and anaemic.Food Watch (1994)
Sport is frequently spectacular and often dramatic, but it has more profound possibilities as well.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
That is often the way people misunderstand divine knowledge.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Those academics who use the drug often do so because they fly round the world giving lectures.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We both work hard and often spend time apart on business trips.The Sun (2014)
Why do things invented to make life easy so often make it harder?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Women with a family history of the disease are often called in when much younger.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We often get drawn to people precisely because they promise to edge us in the right direction.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Women especially often feel a real affinity for dance as a form.Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)
Youth pastors also are often asked to provide reference letters on former workers.Christianity Today (2000)
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'often' in Other Languages
British English: often /ˈɒfn; ˈɒftn/ ADVERB
If something happens often, it happens many times or much of the time.
They often spend the weekend together.
- American English: often
- Arabic: كَثِيراً مَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: frequentemente
- Chinese: 经常
- Croatian: često
- Czech: často
- Danish: ofte
- Dutch: vaak
- European Spanish: a menudo
- Finnish: usein
- French: souvent
- German: oft
- Greek: συχνά
- Italian: spesso
- Japanese: しばしば
- Korean: 자주 빈번한
- Norwegian: ofte
- Polish: często
- European Portuguese: frequentemente
- Romanian: adesea
- Russian: часто
- Spanish: a menudo
- Swedish: ofta
- Thai: บ่อย
- Turkish: sıklıkla
- Ukrainian: часто
- Vietnamese: thường xuyên
Translation of often from the Collins English to French Dictionary