French translation of 'however'
pourtant ⧫ cependant
This, however, isn’t true. Pourtant, ce n’est pas vrai.
1. (= in whatever way) quelle que soit la façon dont ⧫ quelle que soit la manière dont
... however you choose to do it ... quelle que soit la façon dont tu choisis de le faire ⧫ ... quelle que soit la manière dont tu choisis de le faire
however you like, however you want comme tu veux
2. (= no matter) (+ adjective) malgré
However hard she tried, nothing seemed to work. Malgré tout ce qu’elle a essayé, rien n’a marché.
3. (in questions) (= how on earth) comment
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Example Sentences Including 'however'
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The intimacy of a proceeding in chambers, however, did not mean informality.A KING'S RANSOM (2001)
The knowledge did little to help him out of his current predicament, however.TREASON KEEP (2001)
They would not, however, have tolerated any canine comparison.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2001)
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'however' in Other Languages
British English: however /haʊˈɛvə/ ADVERB
You use however when you are saying something that somebody might not expect because of what you have just said.
The apartment is rather small. It is, however, much nicer than our old apartment.
- American English: however
- Arabic: مَعْ ذَلِكَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: contudo
- Chinese: 可是
- Croatian: međutim
- Czech: avšak
- Danish: ikke desto mindre
- Dutch: echter
- European Spanish: sin embargo
- Finnish: kuitenkin
- French: toutefois
- German: jedoch
- Greek: ωστόσο
- Italian: tuttavia
- Japanese: いかに･･･であろうとも
- Korean: 그러나
- Norwegian: imidlertid
- Polish: jednakże
- European Portuguese: contudo
- Romanian: totuși
- Russian: однако
- Spanish: sin embargo
- Swedish: hur...än
- Thai: อย่างไรก็ตาม
- Turkish: ancak
- Ukrainian: проте
- Vietnamese: tuy nhiên
Translation of however from the Collins English to French Dictionary