à présent / maintenant / en ce moment

  • Marieve333

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    French, Canada
    "À présent" is used more in the sense of "as of now", and so it doesn't mean "right now".

    "Maintenant" is pretty general and can be used the same way as "now" in English.

    "En ce moment" means "at the present time", "at present", "right now". It is considered a little bit more specific because we don't use it to talk about future events.


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    Hello I want to know what's the french translation of " now " in this sentence
    " I am not thinking about this now "
    here's my attempt " je ne pense pas a ça en ce moment " or should I say " maintenant "
    merci a l'avance
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