FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quid; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid, cf. *kʷis. Cognate to English what, which differs due to changing under Grimm’s law.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

quoi

  1. what
  2. (slang) aught, anything, something
    Y'a quoi à faire en Angleterre? Il n’y a pas de quoi.
    Is there aught to do in England? No, there is not.

AdverbEdit

quoi

  1. (colloquial) you know, like, y'know.
    Alors, ce mec m'a dit de me donner son porte-monnaie, quoi.
    So, this guy told me to give me his wallet, like.

See alsoEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French, from Latin quietus.

AdjectiveEdit

quoi m (feminine singular quoie, masculine plural quois, feminine plural quoies)

  1. silent
  2. calm; peaceful

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin quietus.

AdjectiveEdit

quoi m

  1. silent
  2. calm; peaceful
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