Translation of "earlier" to French

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Dictionary translations for "earlier"

earlier adverb Listen
plus tôt
We should have departed earlier.
Nous aurions dû partir plus tôt.
early [ˈə:lɪ] adjective Listen
earlier / earliest
tôt Listen
They agreed to start early.
Ils s'accordèrent pour commencer tôt.
premier (one of the first) Listen
Early explorers used the stars for navigation.
Les premiers explorateurs se servaient des étoiles pour naviguer.
précoce (biol gene) Listen
Snow fell early this winter.
Cet hiver la neige a été précoce.
prématuré (sooner than usual) Listen
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Phrases with "earlier" (3)

  1. earlier on - au début
  2. in earlier times - à une époque précédente
  3. earlier priority - priorité antérieure

Contexts with "earlier"

We should have departed earlier. Nous aurions dû partir plus tôt.
World War One had ended just 15 years earlier. La première guerre mondiale s'était terminée juste quinze ans auparavant.
He arrived earlier than usual. Il est arrivé plus tôt que d'habitude.
I got up earlier than usual to catch the first train. Je me suis levé plus tôt que d'habitude afin d'attraper le premier train.
You should have come earlier. Tu aurais dû venir plus tôt.
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