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somehow
British English: /ˈsʌmhaʊ/
American English: /ˈsəmˌhaʊ/

Translation of somehow in French:

adverb

  • 1 (by some means)
    also: somehow or other
    (of future action)
    (of past action)
    je ne sais comment
    we'll get there somehow
    on y arrivera d'une manière ou d'une autre
    we managed it somehow
    nous avons réussi je ne sais comment
    he somehow broke his leg
    il s'est cassé la jambe, je ne sais comment
    it has somehow disappeared
    ça a disparu, sans qu'on sache comment
  • 2 (for some reason) See examples: somehow it doesn't seem very important
    en fait, ça ne semble pas très important
    somehow he never seems to get it right
    il semble que rien ne lui réussisse jamais
    it was somehow shocking/amusing to see…
    c'était un peu choquant/amusant de voir…

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