When would you use "tôt"?

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4 March 2017

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When would you use "tôt"?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Expressing timeliness (late, early) - precise"


Kwiziq language super star

10 March 2017


Bonjour Lorraine !

The word "tôt" means "early" as opposed to "tard" (late) in French, to indicate a time in the day, i.e. "early in the morning". 

"Je me suis levé tôt." (I got up early.)
"Oh là là, il est tôt !" (Oh, it's early!)
"Tu es arrivé plus tôt que prévu." (You arrived earlier than expected.)
"En avance" and "en retard" indicate a relationship between those moments and a given time: you're early or late compared to that given time.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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