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Principales traductions
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quoi pronpronom: remplace un nom : Ex : "Il a pris le gâteau et l'a mangé." "Je vous ai vu hier au supermarché." (que)what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
 Je ne sais plus quoi faire.
quoi interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (marque d'étonnement)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Quoi ! Tu n'as pas encore fini tes devoirs ?
quoi interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" familier (pardon, comment) (informal)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  sorry, excuse me, pardon me, pardon interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
  (formal)I beg your pardon exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Quoi ? Qu'est-ce que tu as dit ?
quoi interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (alors)what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
 Hé quoi ? J'aurais dû faire quoi ?
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Formes composées
FrenchEnglish
À quoi bon ? (pour quoi faire ?)What's the use? What's the point? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 À quoi bon continuer s'il n'est pas là ?
À quoi ça sert ? What's the use of that?
après quoi after which conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  following which loc conj
avoir de quoi faire viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."have enough to be going on with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have enough to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No more work please, I have enough to be going on with.
c'est n'importe quoi expr familier (c'est insensé)it's nonsense, that's nonsense exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Nonsense!
 Vouloir que les enfants restent au bord de l'eau sans se mouiller, c'est n'importe quoi.
C'est quoi ? What is it? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What's that? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Ça ressemble à quoi de + [infinitif] ? What's the point in + [gerund]
 What's the point in getting all worked up over it?
Ça rime à quoi de + [infinitif] ? what the point of this?, what's this mean?
Ça sert à quoi ?,
À quoi ça sert ?
What's the point?
  (object)What is it used for?
Ça veut dire quoi ? expr (Que sous-entendez-vous ?)What does that mean? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 "Réparation mécanique", ça veut dire quoi ?
ce à quoi to which
 The teacher was talking the Soviet Union, to which one pupil raised the question of the labour camps.
Comme quoi ! interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (on ne peut juger de rien)It just goes to show! Just goes to show! Anything's possible! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Who'd have thought? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Ils ont divorcé, nous les voyions tellement amoureux, comme quoi !
de quoi of what, about what
  reason nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  something nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 There's no reason to get ecstatic
 Bring something to eat and drink
de quoi il en retourne what it is all about
de quoi il retourne what is going on, what it is all about
De quoi il se mêle ? What business is it of his?
 Why is he interfering when it's no business of his?
De quoi je me mêle ? What's it got to do with you?
dire n'importe quoi loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (dire des choses sans intérêt)talk nonsense vtr + n
  (UK, colloquial)talk rubbish, talk rot vtr + n
  say anything, say any old thing vtr + n
  say whatever comes into your head v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
en quoi puis-je vous aider,
En quoi puis-je vous aider ?
expr
(Que puis-je faire pour vous ?)How may I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (slightly less polite)How can I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (slightly informal)What can I do for you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 En quoi puis-je vous aider, Monsieur ? demanda l’hôtesse.
En quoi puis-je vous être utile ? expr (Comment vous aider ?) (slightly formal)How may I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  How can I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What can I do for you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 En quoi puis-je vous être utile, Monsieur ?
ensuite de quoi loc conjlocution conjonction: groupe de mots qui servent de conjonction. Ex : "parce que", "depuis que" (après quoi)after which conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
  after that conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Je l'ai présentée aux autres invités, ensuite de quoi je l'ai laissée avec Martine.
et Dieu sait quoi loc (et encore autre chose)and God knows what exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 On l'accuse d'avoir tué son chien et Dieu sait quoi encore.
Et puis quoi encore ? interjinterjection: exclamation. Ex : "Oh non ! Ça alors !" (Il ne faut pas exagérer !) (ironic)Anything else? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (ironic)Can I do anything else for you while I'm at it? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre, et puis quoi encore ?
faire n'importe quoi be out of control v
  (colloquial)do any old thing v
faute de quoi failing that, for lack of which
il n'y a pas de quoi expr (de rien)don't mention it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  that's quite all right exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Je vous en prie, il n'y a pas de quoi, c'était avec plaisir.
il n'y a pas de quoi + [infinitif] expr (ça ne sert à rien de)there's nothing to + [verb] about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  there's no reason to exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Il y a du monde, il faut faire la queue mais il n'y a pas de quoi s'énerver.
 There are a lot of people and we have to queue, but there's nothing to get worked up about.
il n'y a pas de quoi fouetter un chat expr (ce n'est pas si grave)there's nothing to get worked up about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK, colloquial)there's no need to get your knickers in a twist exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 C'est gênant, mais il n'y a pas de quoi fouetter un chat.
il y a de quoi rightly so, with good reason, there is good reason to
il y a de quoi être fier expr (C'est valorisant)that is something to be proud of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Son fils vient de terminer ses examens professionnels avec succès, il y a de quoi être fier.
il y a de quoi faire there's plenty to do, there's a lot to do
 Tu veux faire le ménage chez la mère Martin. Tu vas t'amuser parce qu'il y a de quoi faire !
je ne sais pas quoi te dire loc (je ne sais pas quoi te répondre)I don't know what else to say to you, I don't know what else I can say to you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 C'est à toi de décider, je ne sais pas quoi te dire.
je-ne-sais-quoi nm invnom masculin invariable: nom masculin qui a la même forme au pluriel. Ex : "un ?porte-clés, des porte-clés" (tendance légère) (of something)touch, hint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (quality)je ne sais quoi nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Il y avait dans son regard un je-ne-sais-quoi de tristesse.
 There was a hint of sadness in his eyes.
 Cette phrase n'est pas une traduction de la phrase originale. She's not pretty, but she has a certain je ne sais quoi.
moyennant quoi whereby, for which
n'importe quoi expressionwhatever
n'importe quoi pronpronom: remplace un nom : Ex : "Il a pris le gâteau et l'a mangé." "Je vous ai vu hier au supermarché."anything
N'importe quoi ! advadverbe: modifie un adjectif ou un verbe. Est toujours invariable ! Ex : "Elle est très grande." "Je marche lentement." (indique l'indétermination)nonsense nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK, informal)rubbish nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Ne fais pas attention, tu sais bien que ta sœur raconte n'importe quoi !
 Pay no attention. You know your sister is talking nonsense!
Non mais ça va pas ou quoi ?! expr familier (Il y a vraiment un problème.)Are you out of your mind? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)You crazy or something? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Qu'est-ce que c'est que cette histoire ? Non, mais ça va pas ou quoi ?
Oui,
c'est pour quoi ?
Yes, how can I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
pas de quoi se vanter,
pas de quoi pavaner
nothing to brag about
Quoi d'autre ? expr (Quelque chose d'autre ?)What else? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  Anything else? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Quoi de neuf ? expr (Quelles sont les nouvelles ?) (informal)What's been happening? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)What have you been up to? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  What's new? Any news? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Bonjour, collègues ! Quoi de neuf, aujourd'hui ?
Quoi donc ? You what?
  What then?
Quoi encore ? What now?
  Now what?
quoi qu'il arrive whatever happens exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  come what may exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
quoi qu'il en coûte whatever it costs
  whatever the cost
quoi qu'il en soit whatever it be
  whatever
quoi qu'on en pense whatever you think of it
quoi qu'on fasse expr (de tout façon)whatever we do exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in any case exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Quoi qu'on fasse, on ne peut plus rien changer car le jury est en train de délibéré.
quoi que ... whatever...
  although conj.
quoi que ce soit anything
  be what it may
quoi que je fasse expr (de tout façon)whatever I do exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Quoi que je fasse il trouve que c'est toujours mal fait.
raconter n'importe quoi vtalk nonsense
raconter tout et n'importe quoi say anything and everything
répondre n'importe quoi viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."answer with the first thing that comes into your head viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
sans quoi without which, otherwise
savoir à quoi s'en tenir viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."know what to expect viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  know where you stand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
savoir de quoi demain sera fait loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (connaître l'avenir)know what tomorrow will bring v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
Note: généralement à la négative
 Les soldats ne savaient de quoi demain serait fait.
savoir de quoi il retourne loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être au courant de qch)know what is going on, know what [sth] is about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Pourriez-vous nous expliquer ? Nous ne savons absolument pas de quoi il retourne.
suite à quoi further to which
tout et n'importe quoi anything and everything
Tu sais pas quoi ? loc familier (devine?)You know what? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Tu sais pas quoi ? demain, je démissionne et je m'en vais.
Une rumeur court comme quoi expr (Il se dit que) (UK)rumour has it, rumour has it that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (UK)there is a rumour going round that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)rumor has it, rumor has it that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)there is a rumour going round that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Une rumeur court comme quoi ils seraient en instance de divorce.
Y a pas de quoi Don't mention it! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  It was nothing! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  You're welcome! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (mainly AU)No worries! exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
y avoir de quoi for good reason
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