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Essential French Expression
|Meaning||really?, I see|
Usage notes: This is a useful French expression. Ah bon. If you haven’t heard it already, you soon will. Ah bon ? And then you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Ah bon !
Ah bon is an interjection / filler used to ask for confirmation or even just to acknowledge what was just said. Despite the word bon, it does not have any sort of positive connotation.
|– J’ai décidé de faire le tour du monde.|
– Ah bon ?
|– I’ve decided to take a trip around the world.|
|– Je n’ai pas payé la facture d’électricité en novembre.|
– Ah bon.
|– I didn’t pay the electric bill in November.|
– I see.
- ça alors – how about that
- c’est vrai ? – really?
- d’accord – OK
- je vois – I see
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