Peu importe

Peu importe
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Essential French Expression

Meaning it doesn’t really matter
Literally little matter
Register normal
Pronunciation [peuh eh(n) puhrt]

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

Par exemple…

Achète des potirons ou des gourdes, peu importe.   Buy some pumpkins or gourds, it doesn’t really matter.
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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