Talk:je ne sais quoi
This is not strictly uncountable by the definition given in the glossary; it is perfectly acceptable to use the indefinite article with it, even though it cannot be pluralized. --126.96.36.199 15:44, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
- I agree with you, except on the pluralization. What is the plural form of "quoi"? That's the noun in it. --188.8.131.52 05:16, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
English vs. French meaning?
The article defines "je ne sais quoi" as "an intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive". I know that this is how the phrase is used in English, but does it have the same connotation in French?
Is this really a noun?
Wouldn't this be an adjective? Saying somebody had a certain je ne sais quoi, you are using the phrase/word to describe the noun (the person). I don't see how it is a noun in itself.
- It is a noun. You can't "have" an adjective. You can have a certain je ne sais quoi but you can't have a certain happy. —Internoob 04:05, 15 October 2011 (UTC)