Pas de Quoi ?


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20 February 2018

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Pas de Quoi ?

The sentence I am trying to make sense of is: "Pas de quoi rigoler a priori mais tonton.......".  My understanding is: "Nothing to laugh at in the last statement but uncle....".  Am I correct and is the "Pas de Quoi" part really just a shortening of: Il y a pas de quoi?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Kwiziq language super star

20 February 2018


Bonjour Eric,

Yes, you're right that pas de quoi is short for il n'y a pas de quoi.

However, a priori does not mean "in the last statement" but rather "at first glance" or "in principle."

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