Mais-emphase

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Definition

Mais (elle est passée où ?) : (Where) on earth (did she go?) oral

Mais (but) is sometimes used as an interjection to add emphasis or exasperation.

Mais enfin, tu ne vas pas sortir comme ça, quand même ? For goodness sake, you’re not going to go out like that, are you?

Examples

  • "Gérard : Mais c’est quoi, c’t’affaire ?"
  • "Lefebvre : Oh là là, mais elle est passée où cette facture ?"
  • "Mais t’es où ?"
  • "Victor Hugo : Mais qu’est-ce que ça veut dire ?"
  • "là, là, mais quelle horreur !"

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