there wasn't a soul out there
il n'y avait pas âme qui vive
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(as impersonal subject)
there is ... il y a ...
There's a factory near my house. Il y a une usine près de chez moi.
there are ... il y a ...
There are five people in my family. Il y a cinq personnes dans ma famille.
there are three of them il y en a trois
there has been ... il y a eu ...
There has been an accident. Il y a eu un accident.
(referring to place, position)
là, y before verb
Put it there, on the table. Mets-le là, sur la table.
I want that book there. je veux ce livre-là.
He went there on Friday. Il y est allé vendredi.
Paris? I've never been there. Paris? Je n'y suis jamais allé.
it's there c'est là
→ Where is it? -- It's there.
in there là-dedans
→ Put it in there.
→ She opened the box. There was something in there: a white card.
on there là-dessus
→ Put the bags down on there.
over there là-bas
→ The toilets are over there.
up there là-haut
→ Look at the crowds up there.
down there là-bas
→ Their house is down there.
→ That hollow down there used to be a pond.
→ There could be no doubt that the origin of the sound was somewhere down there
to go there and back faire l'aller-retour
(=in existence, available) là
The group of buildings is still there today. L'ensemble d'immeubles est encore là aujourd'hui.
The book is there for people to read. Le livre est à la disposition des lecteurs.
(to draw attention)
there he is! le voilà!
there they are! les voilà!
hey, you there! hé! Vous là-bas!
(=at that point, on that point) (in story, discussion, activity, process)
We'd better leave it there. On ferait mieux d'en rester là.
I agree with you there. Je suis d'accord avec vous là-dessus.
to be there for sb
He's always been there for me. Il a toujours été là quand j'avais besoin de lui.
there again (adv)
(=after all) après tout
→ There! I told you he'd manage it!
There! What did I tell you? Tiens! Qu'est-ce que je t'avais dit?
so there! * voilà!
→ I think that's sweet, so there!
there, there! allons, allons!
there is →
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