than in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for than in the English»French Dictionary (Go to French»English)

I.than [Brit ðan, ð(ə)n, Am ðæn, ðən] PREP When than is used as a preposition in expressions of comparison, it is translated by que (or qu' before a vowel or mute ‘h’): he's taller than me = il est plus grand que moi; London is bigger than Oxford = Londres est plus grand qu'Oxford.
For expressions with numbers, temperatures etc see the entry below.
See also the entries more, less, hardly, soon, rather, other.
When than is used as a conjunction, it is translated by que and the verb following it is preceded by ne: it was farther than I thought = c'était plus loin que je ne pensais. However, French speakers often try to phrase the comparison differently: it was more difficult than we expected = c'était plus difficile que prévu. For other uses see the entry below.
See also the entries hardly, rather, soon.

II.than [Brit ðan, ð(ə)n, Am ðæn, ðən] CONJ

See also other, soon, rather, more, little2, less, hardly

I.other [Brit ˈʌðə, Am ˈəðər] ADJ

4. other (different, not the same):

III.other [Brit ˈʌðə, Am ˈəðər] PRON

IV.other [Brit ˈʌðə, Am ˈəðər]

soon [Brit suːn, Am sun] ADV

3. soon (early):

I.rather [Brit ˈrɑːðə, Am ˈræðər] ADV

1. rather (somewhat, quite):

2. rather (more readily, preferably):

II.rather [Brit ˈrɑːðə, Am ˈræðər] INTERJ dated Brit

I.more [Brit mɔː, Am mɔr] ADV When used to modify an adjective or an adverb to form the comparative more is very often translated by plus: more expensive = plus cher/chère; more beautiful = plus beau/belle; more easily = plus facilement; more regularly = plus régulièrement. For examples and further uses see I. 1. below.
When used as an adjective to indicate a greater amount or quantity of something more is very often translated by plus de: more money/cars/people = plus d'argent/de voitures/de gens. For examples and further uses see II. 1. below.

II.more [Brit mɔː, Am mɔr] ADJ

III.more [Brit mɔː, Am mɔr] PRON

2. more:

IX.more [Brit mɔː, Am mɔr]

little2 [Brit ˈlɪt(ə)l, Am ˈlɪdl] ADJ

6. little (short):

I.less [Brit lɛs, Am lɛs] comparative of little ADJ

II.less [Brit lɛs, Am lɛs] comparative of little PRON

III.less [Brit lɛs, Am lɛs] comparative of little ADV

IV.less [Brit lɛs, Am lɛs] comparative of little PREP

hardly [Brit ˈhɑːdli, Am ˈhɑrdli] ADV

2. hardly (not really):

holier-than-thou [Brit həʊlɪəðənˈðaʊ, Am ˌhoʊliərðənˈðaʊ] ADJ

I.other [Brit ˈʌðə, Am ˈəðər] ADJ

4. other (different, not the same):

III.other [Brit ˈʌðə, Am ˈəðər] PRON

IV.other [Brit ˈʌðə, Am ˈəðər]

See also word, somewhere, none, hand

I.word [Brit wəːd, Am wərd] NOUN

1. word (verbal expression):

2. word (anything, something):

3. word U (information):