une fois

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French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

une fois

  1. (literally) Once, one time.
    Le clocher sonne une fois par heure.‎ ― The bell strikes once an hour.

Conjunction[edit]

une fois

  1. Once, as soon as.
    1. With que, introducing a full clause in the perfect aspect.
      Une fois qu'elle l'aura vu, elle le comprendra.‎ ― Once she sees it, she'll understand it.
    2. Introducing a reduced passive-voice clause consisting only of a subject plus a past participle phrase.
      Une fois le déjeuner fini, vous pourrez remonter.‎ ― Once dinner is finished, you can go up.
    3. Introducing a reduced perfect-aspect clause consisting only of a subject plus a past participle phrase (provided that the verb is one that forms the perfect aspect with être).
      Une fois les professeurs arrivés, l'élèves expliquèrent tout.‎ ― Once the teachers had arrived, the students explained everything.
    4. Introducing a reduced clause in either of the above senses, consisting only a past participle phrase, its subject being implied.
      Une fois sortie de cette maison, elle se senta libéré.
      Once she was out of that house, she felt liberated.

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