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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French n'est-ce pas.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɛsˈpa/, /nɛsˈpɑː/

PhraseEdit

n'est-ce pas

  1. Used to form tag questions.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "is it not?"

PronunciationEdit

PhraseEdit

n'est-ce pas

  1. used as an expression of affirmation after a statement, often translated into English as a tag question