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Everything about the French phrase "Pourquoi pas"

You are in the right place to learn all the things you have to know about the basic French phrase "Pourquoi pas ?". To be more specific, it includes a full explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. But that's not all, we also added some useful things like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

French to English translation

  • Translation : Why not?

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How to pronounce it?



  • IPA : / puʁkwa pa ? /

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Donneur de sang

Blood donor

Depuis plusieurs années, Angèle donnait son sang.
For several years, Angèle had been donating blood.
Elle le faisait environ tous les trois mois.
She was doing it about every three months.
Elle savait que cela pouvait sauver des vies.
She knew it could save lives.
Un jour, elle en parle à Joe.
One day she talks to Joe about it.
Il lui demande quand elle irait la prochaine fois.
He asks her when she would go next time.
AngèleJ'y vais demain. Tu veux venir avec moi ?
I'm going there tomorrow. Do you want to come with me?
JoeOui, pourquoi pas !
Yes, why not!


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