N’est-ce pas

In the novel, Maurice, the French intelligence officer, speaks a few idiomatic French phrases.  Some are  in argot, or slang, the others are regular everyday speech.
This expression literally means “isn’t that so” and is used at the end of a phrase or sentence.  In idiomatic English, we would usually say “right.”  For example, in French, the expression la fille est jollie, n’est-ce pas? would translate into English as:  the young lady is pretty, right?

Go to my page, What Does This Mean?, for more expressions in French.  🙂

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