Mais ou or

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18 May 2018

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Mais ou or

Can you please explain when to use the French conjunctions "mais" or "or" for the English conjunction "yet"? I did not find a lesson on this.


Kwiziq language super star

21 May 2018


Hi Paul,

'Mais' and 'or' are very similar in meaning ...'Or' is more formal and literary than 'mais'.

Here are a few examples where 'mais' and 'or' can be translated as 'yet'.

Ma grand-mère était sévère mais juste.

Tout le monde admire les discours de Lucien, or personne n'applique ce qu'il dit.

Il avait dix ans, or il croyait toujours au père Noel.

Hope this helps!



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