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French Prepositional Phrase

Meaningas for, regarding, in regard to
Registernormal
PronunciationFrench sound files [ka(n) tah]
IPA  [kã ta]

Usage notes: Quant à is a handy prepositional phrase for referring to something a bit emphatically. It can be followed by a noun, pronoun, verb, or clause.

Par exemple…

Elle est indécise quant à sa proposition. She’s undecided about his proposal.
Quant au reste, je n’en sais rien. As for the rest, I don’t know anything.
Quant à ça, tu peux en être sûr. You can be sure about that.
Quant à acheter une voiture … As for buying a car …
Quant à ce qui s’est passé … Regarding what happened …

 When a personal pronoun is needed after quant à, it must be a stressed pronoun.

Il a dit non, mais quant à moi … He said no, but as far as I’m concerned …
Quant à eux … As for them …

French lesson plans Quant à in action

Examples of quant à in real-life videos from Lawless French Immersion:

La France, quant à elle, a connu deux grèves colossales en 1936 et 1968. France, for her part, had two giant strikes in 1936 and 1968.
Video: What is a strike?
   
Les syndicats quant à eux dénoncent un coup de communication. Meanwhile, unions denounce [it as] a PR stunt.
Video: French schools to display flags in classrooms

Related expression: le quant-à-soi – one’s own counsel

Il est resté sur son quant-à-soi. He kept his own counsel.

Synonyms for quant à

Informal synonyms for quant à

  • côté
  • question
  • rapport à

Related noun: le quant-à-soi – reserve, aloofness

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