quand

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See also: quand'

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French quand, quant, from Old French quant, qant, from Latin quandō.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

quand

  1. when
    Appelez-moi quand vous arriverez chez vousCall me when you get home

Usage notes[edit]

When it indicates a condition as yet unfulfilled, the subordinate verb is often conjugated in the future or future perfect where in English one would use the simple present or present perfect.

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quand

  1. when
    Quand est-il mort ?When did he die?
    Je ne sais pas quand est-ce qu'il est mort.
    I don't know when it was that he died.
    Quand est-ce que vous voulez partir ?
    When do you want to leave?

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964) Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Further reading[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quant, qant.

Conjunction[edit]

quand

  1. when

Adverb[edit]

quand

  1. when

Descendants[edit]

  • French: quand