je ne sais quoi

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English

Etymology

Borrowing from French je ne sais quoi, literally ‘I don't know what’.

Pronunciation

Noun

je ne sais quoi (uncountable)

  1. An intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive.
    She has a certain je ne sais quoi about her.

Translations

References

  1. ^ Je ne sais quoi at Dictionary.com

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒən.sɛˈkwa/, /ʒənəsɛˈkwa/

Noun

je ne sais quoi m

  1. a certain something, je ne sais quoi

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