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any

Pronunciation: /ˈenɪ/

When any is used as a determiner in questions and conditional sentences it is translated by du, de l’, de la or des according to the gender and number of the noun that follows: is there any soap? = y a-t-il du savon?; is there any flour? = y a-t-il de la farine?; are there any questions? = est-ce qu’il y a des questions?In negative sentences any is translated by de or d’ (before a vowel or mute ‘h’): we don’t have any money = nous n’avons pas d’argent.When any is used as a pronoun in negative sentences and in questions it is translated by en: we don’t have any = nous n’en avons pas; have you got any? = est-ce que vous en avez?For more examples and other uses see the entry below.

det

  • 1 (in questions, conditional sentences) du/de l'/de la/des is there any tea? est-ce qu'il y a du thé? if you have any money si vous avez de l'argent
  • 2 (with negative) de, d' I don't need any advice je n'ai pas besoin de conseils
  • 3 (no matter which) n'importe quel/quelle, tout any pen will do n'importe quel stylo fera l'affaire you can have any cup you like vous pouvez prendre n'importe quelle tasse I'm ready to help in any way I can je suis prêt à faire tout ce que je peux pour aider come round and see me any time passe me voir quand tu veux

pron, quantif

  • 1 (in questions, conditional sentences) have you got any? est-ce que vous en avez? have any of you got a car? est-ce que l'un/-e d'entre vous a une voiture?
  • 2 (with negative) en he hasn't got any il n'en a pas there is hardly any left il n'en reste presque pas she doesn't like any of them (people) elle n'aime aucun/-e d'entre eux/elles (things) elle n'en aime aucun/-e
  • 3 (no matter which) n'importe lequel/laquelle ‘which colour would you like?’—‘any’ ‘quelle couleur veux-tu?’—‘n'importe laquelle’ any of those pens n'importe lequel de ces stylos any of them could do it n'importe qui d'entre eux/elles pourrait le faire

adv

  • have you got any more of these? est-ce que vous en avez d'autres? do you want any more wine? voulez-vous encore du vin? he doesn't live here any more il n'habite plus ici

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