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something
British English: /ˈsʌmθɪŋ/
American English: /ˈsəmˌθɪŋ/

Translation of something in French:

pronoun

  • 1 (unspecified thing)
    quelque chose
    something to do/eat
    quelque chose à faire/manger
    to say something
    dire quelque chose
    something made him laugh
    quelque chose l'a fait rire
    something new/interesting
    quelque chose de nouveau/d'intéressant
    he's always trying to get something for nothing
    il est radin [informal]
    there's something wrong
    il y a un problème
    there's something odd about her
    elle a quelque chose de bizarre
    there's something funny going on something or other
    quelque chose
    she's something (or other) in the army/motor trade
    elle est je ne sais quoi dans l'armée/l'industrie automobile
  • 2 (thing of importance, value etc) it proves something
    ça prouve quelque chose
    to make something of oneself ou one's life
    réussir sa vie
    he got something out of it
    il en a tiré quelque chose
    he is quite ou really something!
    c'est vraiment un numéro!
    do you want to make something out of it?
    tu veux te battre?
    that house/car is quite ou really something!
    cette maison/voiture c'est quelque chose!
    there's something in what he says
    il y a du vrai dans ce qu'il dit
    you've got something there! he has a certain something
    il a un petit quelque chose
    ‘I've found the key’—‘well that's something anyway’
    ‘j'ai trouvé la clé’—‘c'est déjà ça or quelque chose’
    we gave him something for his trouble (a tip)
    nous lui avons donné un petit quelque chose pour le dérangement
  • 3 (forgotten, unknown name, amount etc) his name's Andy something
    il s'appelle Andy quelque chose
    in nineteen-sixty-something
    en mille neuf cent soixante et quelques
    he's six foot something
    il fait à peu près 2 mètres
    she's gone shopping/swimming or something
    elle est allée faire les courses/nager ou quelque chose comme ça
    are you deaf/stupid or something?
    tu es sourd/bête ou quoi? [informal]

adverb

  • 1 (a bit)
    un peu
    something over/under £20/50 people
    un peu plus de/en dessous-de 20 livres sterling/50 personnes
    something around £50/100 kilos
    environ 50 livres sterling/100 kilos
  • 2 [informal] (a lot)he was howling something awful ou terrible ou shocking
    il n'arrêtait pas de hurler.
    else nothing

also: something of adverb phrase

  • (rather, quite) he is (also) something of an actor/writer
    il est aussi un assez bon acteur/écrivain
    she is something of an expert on…
    elle est assez experte en…
    it was something of a surprise/mystery
    c'était assez étonnant/mystérieux
    it was something of a disaster/disappointment
    c'était plutôt désastreux/décevant

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