entre guillemets – French expression

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entre guillemets – quote unquote – Mot du Jour

entre guillemets –between quotation marks. A guillemet is a quote, a punctuation mark – that’s useful to know when you’re doing my dictations. entre guillemets means ‘quote unquote’. But entre guillemets also means ‘as it were’ or ‘if I may say’, as a understatement or ironically.

  • « Ce candidat aux présidentielles est, entre guillemets, bizarre. »
    • “This candidate for the presidency is, quote unquote, weird.”
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