There are 2 translations of rien in English:

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rien1

Pronunciation: /ʀjɛ̃/

pron

  • 2rien que la bouteille pèse deux kilos the bottle alone weighs two kilos elle voudrait un bureau rien qu'à elle [fam], she would like an office all to herself rien que ça? [fam] is that all? ils habitent un château, rien que ça! [ironic], they live in a castle, no less! or if you please!

phr (de rien (du tout))

  • un petit bleu de rien (du tout) a tiny bruise

phr (en rien)

Idioms

rien à faire!

it's no good or use!

ce n'est pas rien!

(exploit) it's quite something!; (task) it's no joke!; (sum of money) it's not exactly peanuts! [fam]

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There are 2 translations of rien in English:

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rien2

Pronunciation: /ʀjɛ̃/

m

  • un rien le fâche the slightest thing annoys him se disputer pour un rien to quarrel over nothing les petits riens qui rendent la vie agréable the little things which make life pleasant un/une rien du tout a worthless person

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