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Alors is a versatile French adverb meaning “so”, “then” or “as a result.”

It can be used in both formal and informal situations but leans more towards informal.


  • So
  • Then
  • As a result/consequence
  • Well

Alternative forms


  • Donc
  • Ainsi
  • Par conséquent

Example sentence

Alors, que’est-ce qu’il t’a dit ?

So? What did he tell you?

Alors, vous prenez la première à gauche, et ensuite ce sera à droite.

So you take the first turn on the left, and then it will be on the right.

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