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tant

Pronunciation: /tɑ̃/

Translation of tant in English:

adv

  • 2n'aimer rien tant que… to like nothing so much as… tant bien que mal [repair, lead] after a fashion [manage] more or less essayer tant bien que mal de s'adapter to be struggling to adapt
  • 3tant que as long as je ne partirai pas tant qu'il ne m'aura pas accordé un rendez-vous I won't leave until he's given me an appointment traite-moi de menteur tant que tu y es! [fam] go ahead and call me a liar!
  • 4 (replacing number) gagner tant par mois to earn so much a month

quantif (tant de)

  • Loulou, Pivachon et tant d'autres Loulou, Pivachon and so many others tant de travail so much work
  • (in phrases) tant pis too bad tant mieux so much the better tant mieux pour toi good for you tant et plus a great deal a great many tant et si bien que so much so that s'il avait un tant soit peu de bon sens if he had the slightest bit of common sense tant qu'à faire, autant repeindre toute la pièce we may as well repaint the whole room while we're at it en tant que as en tant que tel as such si tant est qu'il puisse y aller that is if he can go at all je ne l'aime pas tant que ça I don't like him/her all that much

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