Die Übersetzung von "what" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


pronoun, adjective /wot/

used in questions etc when asking someone to point out, state etc one or more persons, things etc

quel; qu’est-ce que; ce que
What street is this?
What time is it?
What (kind of) bird is that?
What is he reading?
What did you say?
What is this cake made of?
‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ ‘A doctor.’
Tell me what you mean
I asked him what clothes I should wear.

(also adverb ) used in exclamations of surprise, anger etc

quel; qu’est-ce que
What clothes she wears!
What a fool he is!
What naughty children they are!
What a silly film this is!
whatever relative adjective, relative pronoun

any (thing(s) or amount) that

tout (…) que
I’ll lend you whatever (books) you need.
whatnot noun

such things

He told me all about publishing and whatnot.
what’s-his/-her/-its etc -name noun

used in referring vaguely to a person or thing

Where does what’s-his-name live?
whatsoever /-sou-/ adjective

at all

du tout
That’s nothing whatsoever to do with me.
know what’s what

to be able to tell what is important

connaître son affaire
You need to know what’s what in this job.
what about?

used in asking whether the listener would like (to do) something

et si…?
What about a glass of milk?
What about going to the cinema?

used in asking for news or advice

qu’en est-il de…?
What about your new book?
What about the other problem?
what … for


What did he do that for?

for what purpose(?)

à quoi sert
What is this switch for?
what have you

and similar things; and so on

et que sais-je encore
There were clothes, books and what have you lying scattered about the room.
what if?

what will or would happen if …?

et si…?
What if he comes back?
what … like?

used when asking for information about someone or something

à quoi ressemble…
‘What does it look like?’ ‘It’s small and square.’
‘What’s her mother like?’ ‘Oh, she’s quite nice.’
We may go – it depends (on) what the weather’s like.
what of it?

used in replying, to suggest that what has been done, said etc is not important

et aprè?
‘You’ve offended him.’ ‘What of it?’
what with

because of

étant donné
What with taking no exercise and being too fat, it’s no surprise that he had a heart attack.

(Die Übersetzung von "what" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)