Peu importe

Peu importe
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Essential French Expression

Meaning it doesn’t really matter
Literally little matter
Register normal
Pronunciation French sound files [peuh eh(n) puhrt]
IPA   [pø ɛ̃ pɔʀt]

Usage notes: Peu importe is a very common French expression, useful for indicating that something doesn’t really matter.

Par exemple…

Donne-moi un chocolat, peu importe lequel.   Give me a chocolate, it doesn’t matter which one.
Peu importe ton opinion, je vais le faire.   Your opinion doesn’t really matter, I’m going to do it.

Synonymous expressions

n’importe it doesn’t matter, no matter
– Lequel veux-tu ?
– N’importe (lequel).
  – Which one do you want?
– It doesn’t matter, Either one.
qu’importe what does it matter? who cares?, never mind
– Qui va gagner ?
– Qu’importe !
  – Who’s going to win?
– What does it matter? Who cares?

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