Get prepared to find out everything you need to know about the basic French sentence “Pas mal”.
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It literally means:
“Pas mal” is the French way to say “Not bad“, typically after someone asks you “Ça va ?” (How are you?). But it can be used in many other cases and can also mean “Nice job / Way to go” or even “Quite a bit” depending on the context.
The typical usage is to express “Not bad“:
But it can also mean “Way to go” or “Nice job“:
Finally, it can be used as an adverb of quantity, similar to “quite a lot“, “quite a bit” or “quite a few“: