WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Principales traductions
comment advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (de quelle façon)how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in what way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Comment as-tu retiré cette vis du mur ?
 How did you get that screw out of the wall?
comment interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (pardon)sorry interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  excuse me interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  pardon interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (impolite)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Comment ? Pouvez-vous répéter ? Je n'ai pas bien compris.
 Sorry? Could you repeat that? I didn't quite understand.
comment interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (expression d'incompréhension)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Comment ! Il est onze heures et tu ne t'es pas encore levé ?
 What? It's eleven o'clock and you aren't up yet?
comment nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". (circonstances explicatives)the how nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  the hows nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
 Il n'est pas toujours facile de savoir le pourquoi du comment.
 It's not always easy to understand the why or the how.
 It's not always easy to understand the whys or the hows.
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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Formes composées
Comment allez-vous ? loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (quoi de neuf ?)How are you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)How are you doing? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ravi de vous revoir. Comment allez-vous ?
Comment ça ? How come? What do you mean?
Comment ça marche ? How does it work?
Comment ça s'appelle ? What is it called?
Comment ça s'est passé ? exprHow did it go? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Comment ça se fait ? How come? How can that be?
Comment ça va ? How are you?
  (informal)How's things?
Comment ça va bien ? populaire (informal)How's things with you?
Comment cela ? How do you mean? What do you mean?
Comment dire ...? How can I put it? How can I say…?
Comment dit-on …? How do you say….?
Comment faire ? How do you do it? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What is to be done? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Comment faire pour que …? How do we go about + [gerund]? How can we...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How do we ensure that...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What can be done in order to...? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How can + [passive]? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 How do we go about earning more money?
 How can this be improved?
Comment se fait-il que …?  (informal)How come...?
  (formal)How is it that...?
Comment se passe …? How is X going? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How is your new job going?Cette phrase n'est pas la traduction d'une phrase anglaise.
comment se présente …? how does X look?
 How does the course look?
Comment t'appelles-tu ?,
Comment tu t'appelles ?
What is your name?
Comment tu te la pètes ! Careful, or your head won't fit through the door! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Comment va la famille ? How's the family?
Comment va la petite famille ? How's the family?
Comment vous appelez-vous ?,
Comment vous vous appelez ?
What is your name?
comment y aller how you get there, how to get there
Et comment ! And how!
le pourquoi du comment nmnom masculin: s'utilise avec les articles "le", "l'" (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), "un". Ex : garçon - nm > On dira "le garçon" ou "un garçon". the how and the why
n'importe comment loc advlocution adverbiale: groupe de mots qui servent d'adverbe. Toujours invariable ! Ex : "avec souplesse" (pas sérieusement) (slightly informal)any old how advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (slightly informal)anyhow, any way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (slightly informal)any which way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  haphazardly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il a rempli le questionnaire n'importe comment.
 He filled in the questionnaire any old how.
n'importe comment expr (de toute façon)in any case, at any rate exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  anyway advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 N'importe comment, il faudra bien qu'elle repasse par là.
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