French translation of 'once'
1. (= one time) une fois
I’ve been out with him once. Je suis sortie avec lui une fois.
only once une seule fois
more than once plus d’une fois
once a week une fois par semaine
once every fortnight une fois tous les quinze jours
once a month une fois par mois
once every three months une fois tous les trois mois
once more (= one more time) encore une fois
once again (= one more time) encore une fois
once and for all une fois pour toutes
once in a while de temps en temps
2. (= on one occasion) une fois
I’ve been to France once before. J’ai déjà été une fois en France.
once or twice (= a few times) une ou deux fois
3. (= formerly) autrefois
I knew him once. Je l’ai connu autrefois.
once upon a time there was ... (beginning a story) il était une fois ...
once upon a time (= at one time) il fut un temps où
Once upon a time this was quite straightforward. Il fut un temps où cela était assez simple.
for once (= exceptionally) pour une fois
She was able, for once, to relax. Pour une fois, elle put se relaxer.
just this once (informal) juste pour cette fois
1. une fois que
once he had left une fois qu’il fut parti
once it was done une fois que ce fut terminé
Once inside her flat, she opened the letter. Une fois dans son appartement, elle ouvrit la lettre.
at once (adverb) (= immediately) tout de suite
I knew at once that something was wrong. J’ai tout de suite su que quelque chose n’allait pas.(= simultaneously) à la fois
They all arrived at once. Ils sont arrivés tous à la fois.
Everybody is talking at once. Tout le monde parle à la fois.
all at once (= suddenly) tout d’un coup
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Example Sentences Including 'once'
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Now she determined once again to set out without him.The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (2007)
Some of the younger pilots discovered almost at once that they were good at air fighting.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
A friend introduced him to a woman he likes very much; they meet as often as once a week.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As a portrait in music of a family's struggle to come to terms with loss, it is at once compelling and almost unbearable.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Cash once set aside surfaces to solve a family mystery.The Sun (2016)
Coupons can only be redeemed once and only one coupon is valid per transaction.The Sun (2011)
Plus it is cheaper for firms to offer you all three and bill you just once.The Sun (2012)
This happens about once a month during the summer and increasingly so as the weather gets colder or the battery loses charge.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We are human beings and we can do two things at once.The Sun (2016)
We did this and only got a home police visit once.The Sun (2012)
What happened to his once blazing star?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Perhaps his help had been refused once too often.Somewhere East of Life (1994)
Once again we played not so badly.The Sun (2016)
She might have been lost to the game once upon a time.The Sun (2017)
This season he has been cautioned just once.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We have to wait to see the position of this club once things are sorted.The Sun (2012)
We needed to take control once again.The Sun (2009)
Prizes come on average once or twice a week.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Seal once cold and then store.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There is no talk about what happens once consent has been granted.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You may use it once in a blue moon.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Once again it showed that cancer only occurs over strong earth radiation.The Allergy Handbook (1988)
He did not once complain about the pain he was in or the fact that his life would undoubtedly be cut short.The Sun (2014)
He took me to his house but once inside he turned nasty again.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Once inside, viewers of the show have been voting for them to take on all manner of creepy paranormal activities.The Sun (2016)
Once or twice he showed us up badly when we had people over.The Sun (2008)
They cite these as further evidence that life may have once thrived around these hot springs.Smithsonian Mag (2017)
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'once' in Other Languages
British English: once /wʌns/ ADVERB
If something happens once, it happens one time only.
I met her once, at a party.
- American English: once
- Arabic: مَرَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: uma vez
- Chinese: 一次
- Croatian: jednom
- Czech: jednou
- Danish: en gang
- Dutch: eens
- European Spanish: una vez
- Finnish: kerran
- French: une fois
- German: einmal
- Greek: άπαξ
- Italian: una volta
- Japanese: 一度
- Korean: 한 번
- Norwegian: en gang
- Polish: raz
- European Portuguese: uma vez
- Romanian: o dată
- Russian: однократно
- Spanish: una vez
- Swedish: en gång
- Thai: ครั้งหนึ่ง
- Turkish: bir seferinde
- Ukrainian: один раз
- Vietnamese: một lần
Translation of once from the Collins English to French Dictionary