je ne sais quoi

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je ne sais quoi

A positive or pleasant quality that is difficult to define. This French phrase translates to "I don't know what" in English. She had a certain je ne sais quoi that men found quite attractive.
See also: Ne

ˌje ne sais ˈquoi

/%Z@ n@ seI "kwA:/ (from French, often humorous) a good quality that is difficult to describe: He has that je ne sais quoi that distinguishes a professional from an amateur.It has a certain je ne sais quoi that really appeals to me.
The meaning of the French phrase is ‘I do not know what’.
See also: Ne
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Monsieur Le Quoi has come out with only one cap; Old Fritz would not stay to finish the bottle; and Mr.
By this time the gentleman in the front seat, who had been addressed as Monsieur Le Quoi, had arisen with some difficulty, owing to the impediment of his overcoats, and steadying himself by placing one hand on the stool of the charioteer, with the other he removed his cap, and bowing politely to the Judge and profoundly to Elizabeth, he paid his compliments.
Le Quoi resumed his seat with a polite reciprocation in his mirth.
Le Quoi” Richard was too much agitated to regard his pronunciation, of which he was commonly a little vain: “Monsieur La Quoi, pray get off my leg; you hold my leg so tight that it's no wonder the horses back.
Le Quoi, immediately on Ms liberation, were not extremely collected; and, when he reached the light, he threw his eyes upward, in order to examine the distance he had fallen.
She is making the tour du monde entirely alone, without even a soubrette to carry the ensign, for the purpose of seeing for herself a quoi s'en tenir sur les hommes et les choses- -on les hommes particularly.
beaucoup moins que]Nous faisons la ferme promesse aux Tunisiens que nous serons les depositaires de leurs acquis et que nous ne cederons jamais le secteur public quoi qu'il en coute[beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il dit, ajoutant que [beaucoup moins que] celui qui vendra le secteur public n'est pas encore ne[beaucoup plus grand que].
You can create your own little corner of Paris with this handsome lamp and bring a bit of je ne sais quoi to your lounge.
The court was told that two hours before the Solihull attack police had been called by his parents Quoi and Pin Chang who were worried about their son's behaviour - but when officers arrived they found Chang 'calm and rational' and left.
Et quoi qu'il en soit, ce ne sera pas un desastre ni la fin du monde.
Bill Boyd reste ministre de l'Economie et ministre responsable de SaskPower et du Global Transportation Hub, a quoi s'ajoute la responsabilite de l'energie et des ressources.
Le chef d'etat-major a la presidence burkinabee a declare qu'"il est aujourd'hui difficile de pouvoir recuperer quoi que ce soit" sur le site du crash.
HYDERABAD -- On the appeal of Muttahida Quoi Movement, peaceful mourning day was observed here on Friday following the death of MNA Tahira Asif in Lahore.
Elle a dit dans une declaration a la SUNA que le comite pour la preparation de la conference offrira la carte de la conference la semaine prochaine pour l'approbation au haut comite de la conference, apres quoi les conferences du parti dans les Etats commenceront.
De quoi lui faire un point commun avec Justin Theroux, le fiance de Jennifer Aniston, qui a fete ses 42 ans hier aussi .