N'importe qui = Anyone (indefinite pronouns)

Look at these sentences:

N'importe qui peut entrer chez toiAnyone can get into your house

Elle fait confiance à n'importe quiShe trusts anyone

Juliette et Marie parlent à n'importe quiJuliette and Marie talk to anyone


Note that "n'importe qui" literally means "no matter who", and is used in French to say "anyone".

You use it ONLY in affirmative sentences to emphasise that the identity of the person referred to doesn't matter (ANY one).

ATTENTION:

You would use quelqu'un to express 'anyone' in a question.

Il y a quelqu'un ici ?Is there anyone here?

(See also Quelqu'un, Quelqu'un d'autre = Someone, Someone else (indefinite pronouns))

You would use personne in a negative sentence.

Non, il n'y a personne.No, there isn't anyone.

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Examples and resources

Juliette et Marie parlent à n'importe quiJuliette and Marie talk to anyone
Elle fait confiance à n'importe quiShe trusts anyone
N'importe qui peut entrer chez toiAnyone can get into your house

anyone in a negative sentence


Non, il n'y a personne.No, there isn't anyone.

anyone in a question


Il y a quelqu'un ici ?Is there anyone here?
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