French Lessons: Q

English - French Dictionary

quand même  
anyway, really, finally, though, even though, nevertheless, nonetheless, even if, notwithstanding, regardless, anyhow, still, yet

quand on parle du loup  
Lit. “When we talk about the wolf” in ENglish we say “speak of the devil”

Quatorze juillet
“14th July” Bastille Day. The beginning of the French Revolution in 1789; used to refer to the Revolution itself and its ideals. It is the French National Day.

quel dommage!
“What a pity!”

quelle horreur!
Lit. “What horror!” What a horrible thing! (can be used sarcastically).

quelle surprise!
“What a surprise!”

Qu’est-ce que c’est?
“What is this/that?”


quoi de neuf?
“What’s new?” What’s up?


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