moins

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French moins, from Old French meins, 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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