What does "toujours" mean in English?


The French word "toujours" translates to the word "always" in English, according to Reverso. This adverb is also used to mean "eternally" as well as "still."

People also use "toujours" in a more familiar, slangy way to mean "anyways," or in a sentence such as "On peut toujours essayer," which means "We can always try." French speakers also use the phrase "de toujours" to indicate a very old friendship. The phrase "toujours est-il que," which means "the fact remains that," is another use of the word "toujours." Though the word has a number of subtle shadings, in all of its usages it maintains the core meaning of a continuing action or idea.

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