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n'importe quoi

English translation of n'importe quoi

anything

In French, 'n'importe quoi' is commonly used to mean 'anything'. It is used for indicating nonspecific things or amounts, similar to how 'anything' is used in English. For instance, when asked what you want to eat, you might say 'n'importe quoi' to mean you'll have anything.


Example sentences using: n'importe quoi

Tu peux manger n'importe quoi dans le frigo.

English translation of Tu peux manger n'importe quoi dans le frigo.

You can eat anything in the fridge.

Here, 'n'importe quoi' means 'whatever'. It gives the listener the freedom to choose anything to eat from the fridge.

Elle peut porter n'importe quoi et avoir l'air fantastique.

English translation of Elle peut porter n'importe quoi et avoir l'air fantastique.

She can wear anything and look fantastic.

This sentence uses 'n'importe quoi' to denote the idea that no matter what clothing the woman chooses to wear, she will always look great.

Pourquoi accepterais-tu n'importe quoi en retour?

English translation of Pourquoi accepterais-tu n'importe quoi en retour?

Why would you accept anything in return?

In this context, 'n'importe quoi' signifies 'any item or act' offered as a return favor or payment. The speaker is questioning the listener's reasoning behind accepting anything in return.

N'importe quoi est mieux que rien.

English translation of N'importe quoi est mieux que rien.

Anything is better than nothing.

In this use case, 'n'importe quoi' signifies 'any scenario or item', stressing that even a sub-optimal solution is preferable over having none at all.

Ce chien mangera n'importe quoi.

English translation of Ce chien mangera n'importe quoi.

This dog will eat anything.

Here, 'n'importe quoi' is used to mean that the dog will eat any type of food or object, regardless of what it is.

Je ferais n'importe quoi pour toi.

English translation of Je ferais n'importe quoi pour toi.

I would do anything for you.

In this sentence, 'n'importe quoi' denotes an undefined variety of actions the speaker is willing to undertake for the person they are addressing, indicating a deep sense of care or love.

Ne crois pas n'importe quoi.

English translation of Ne crois pas n'importe quoi.

Don't believe just anything.

In this context, 'n'importe quoi' is a warning against blindly accepting or believing any information without verification or skepticism.

Nous pouvons aller n'importe où.

English translation of Nous pouvons aller n'importe où.

We can go anywhere.

In this phrase, 'n'importe où' is a derivative of 'n'importe quoi'. Instead of 'anything', it signifies 'anywhere', suggesting that there are no restrictions or limitations on where the group can travel.

Il peut faire n'importe quoi.

English translation of Il peut faire n'importe quoi.

He can do anything.

In this context, 'n'importe quoi' is a testament to the individual's abilities or freedom to perform any action or task he wishes or deems necessary.

Il dira n'importe quoi pour gagner.

English translation of Il dira n'importe quoi pour gagner.

He will say anything to win.

In this sentence, 'n'importe quoi' is used to express the concept of 'anything'. It signifies that the person is willing to say whatever necessary to achieve victory, regardless of its truthfulness.

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