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quelque chose

English translation of quelque chose

something

The French word 'quelque chose' translates directly to 'something' in English. It is typically used in the same contexts as the English word - to refer to an undefined or unspecified thing. For example, if you want to say 'I want something' in French, you would say 'Je veux quelque chose'.


Example sentences using: quelque chose

J'ai besoin de quelque chose à boire.

English translation of J'ai besoin de quelque chose à boire.

I need something to drink.

The phrase 'quelque chose' is being used in this context to express a need for 'something' to drink.

Il a acheté quelque chose pour toi.

English translation of Il a acheté quelque chose pour toi.

He bought something for you.

Here, 'quelque chose' is used to denote that 'something' was bought for you, but we are not specifying what that something is.

Elle veut dire quelque chose.

English translation of Elle veut dire quelque chose.

She wants to say something.

In this context, 'quelque chose' is used to indicate that she wishes to say 'something' or make a specific point.

Il doit y avoir quelque chose qui ne va pas.

English translation of Il doit y avoir quelque chose qui ne va pas.

There must be something wrong.

In this sentence, 'quelque chose' is used to denote that there must be 'something' wrong or not going well.

Apportez-moi s'il vous plaît quelque chose de chaud à manger.

English translation of Apportez-moi s'il vous plaît quelque chose de chaud à manger.

Please bring me something hot to eat.

This sentence uses 'quelque chose' to indicate an unspecified 'something' hot to eat that the speaker is requesting to be brought.

Il me semble que je manque de quelque chose.

English translation of Il me semble que je manque de quelque chose.

It seems to me that I am missing something.

'Quelque chose' is used here to denote the speaker feeling that they're missing 'something' unspecified.

Pourquoi tu ne dis pas quelque chose?

English translation of Pourquoi tu ne dis pas quelque chose?

Why don't you say something?

In this sentence, 'quelque chose' denotes an unnamed 'something' that the speaker wishes the other person to say.

Est-ce qu'il te manque quelque chose?

English translation of Est-ce qu'il te manque quelque chose?

Is there anything you miss?

The sentence is using 'quelque chose' to ask if there is 'something' undefined that the person misses.

Tu veux manger quelque chose?

English translation of Tu veux manger quelque chose?

Do you want to eat something?

This sentence is a simple question that uses 'quelque chose,' which translates to 'something' in English. It's used here to inquire if the person spoken to wants to eat anything.

Je vais faire quelque chose à ce sujet.

English translation of Je vais faire quelque chose à ce sujet.

I am going to do something about it.

This sentence uses 'quelque chose' to signal the speaker's intent to take some undefined action regarding a situation or problem.

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