moins

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin minus.

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Adverb[edit]

moins

  1. less
    Faites moins de bruit. — “Make less noise.”
    J'ai moins de thé que toi. — "I have less tea than you."
    J'ai moins de thé que de café. — "I have less tea than coffee."
    J'ai dû attendre moins de dix minutes. — "I had to wait less than ten minutes."
  2. (with numbers) minus; negative
    moins cinq — “minus five”
  3. (preceded by a definite article) the least
    C'est lui qui gagne le moins (d'argent) dans sa famille. — “He earns the least money in his family.”
    C'était la chose la moins surprenante. — “It was the least surprising thing.”

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Noun[edit]

moins m (plural moins)

  1. the minus sign

Preposition[edit]

moins

  1. minus
    Cinq moins deux font trois — “Five minus two makes three.”

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