quand même

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quand même

  1. anyway, anyhow, just the same, all the same
    C'est un peu abîmé ? Je l'achète quand même. — Is it a bit damaged? I'll buy it anyway.
  2. (colloquial, serves as an intensifier) really, extremely
    C'est beau quand même. — It really is pretty.

Usage notes[edit]

Quand même has the sense of in spite of an adversity, while de toute façon has the sense of regardless of the factor.

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